The Colorado Rockies began a six-game road trip to end the pre-All-Star Game portion of the schedule off on the wrong foot on Tuesday night in Arizona.
Colorado closer Daniel Bard gave up a single and walked two to load the bases in the bottom of the ninth, then hit David Peralta to drive in the winning run and give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory. With the loss, Colorado is now 6-32 on the road in 2021.
Here are 3 numbers to know from Tuesday’s Colorado Rockies-Arizona Diamondbacks game.
That is the number of consecutive doubles that the Diamondbacks used to open the game and grab a quick 3-0 lead. Josh Rojas started the double parade on the very first pitch of the game and it was a sign of things to come in a rocky first inning for Colorado starter Jon Gray.
From the Colorado perspective, however, that’s the bad news when it comes to Gray. The good news? The right-hander would allow just two hits during the rest of his outing (six innings in all) while he would strike out eight and walk just one.
Gray held the Diamondbacks at bay after the tough beginning to allow the Rockies to tie it at 3 in the top of the seventh, the same inning where Gray was lifted for a pinch hitter.
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That’s also the number of men left on base during the four at-bats by Ryan McMahon. It was another frustrating night for McMahon at the plate, who went 0-for-4, including a surprise sixth-inning bunt attempt with one out and Trevor Story at third base. The bunt was popped into the air and fielded by Arizona pitcher Joe Mantiply.
Rockies manager Bud Black said after the game that he hadn’t had a chance to talk to McMahon before hopping on the Zoom with media, including Rox Pile. However, he did say that the bunt attempt was a choice made by McMahon and not a call from the bench.
That’s the number of hits (both singles) from Charlie Blackmon on Tuesday night, marking only the second time in his last 17 games that the Rockies outfielder had more than one hit in a game.
During those 17 games, Blackmon is batting .188 (12-for-64) with no home runs, eight walks, and 12 strikeouts.