Daniel Murphy recorded the fifth walk-off RBI of his career -- his first with the Rockies -- with a 10th-inning single that capped off the Rockies 11-10, 10-inning victory that completed the Rockies second ever four-game sweep of the D-backs.
The Rockies had a season-high 18 hits in claiming their club record fourth walk-off win in the first seven games of a 10-game homestand that continues with three games against the Blue Jays this weekend. They had come-back wins against the Orioles twice in three games last weekend, and twice in four games against the D-backs. The Rockies are the first team with four walk-off wins in a homestand since the Royals July 14-23, 2017.
The Rockies are 5-2 in walk-off games this season.
At the Plate
David Dahl was 4-for-5 with two runs scored, his fifth home run, and two RBI, and Ryan McMahon was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, his sixth home run and two RBI. Trevor Story was 4-for-6 with a double and triple, scoring three runs. Murphy had three RBI and three hits in five at-bats, scoring a run as well. It was Dahl's first 4-hit game, although he does have five 3-hit games. Story has two 4-hit games, and 33 3-hit games in his career.
On the Mound
The struggles continued for Kyle Freeland, who was charged with five runs on seven hits, including two home runs, in three innings. Chad Bettis and Jairo Diaz provided a calming moment for the Rockies. They were the second and third pitchers to take the mound for the Rockies, and both pitched two scoreless innings. Seunghwan Oh had his second scoreless appearance in his last three games, and picked up a win for the second time in those three games, a promising sign considering his struggles in the previous four weeks.
Did You Know . . .
-- Chad Bettis has made five consecutive scoreless appearances of more than one inning wihtout allowing a run, equaling the longest such streak in franchise history.
-- Nolan Arenado has hit in 10 consecutive games, his fifth career hitting streak of 10 or more games in a single season.
-- Ian Desmond's pinch-hit home run in the eighth was the first of his career. It was only his sixth hit in 37 pinch-hit at-bats.
--Raimel Tapia may have a career-best nine-game hitting streak, but he is 9-for-41 in the streak, and his average has dropped from .292 to .273.
-- The Rockies have won three consecutive series for the first time this year. They have now won eight series, inlcuding taking 2 of 3 at Pittsburgh and Atlanta, and sweeping a two-game visit to San Diego.