Blake Street Gomber, indeed.
The Rockies’ left-hander rebounded from a mediocre show successful his past commencement and pitched a gem Saturday nighttime successful a 7-4 triumph implicit Miami astatine Coors Field.
In his six scoreless innings, Austin Gomber gave up 5 hits, walked nary and struck retired a career-high nine.
But connected a nighttime erstwhile the Rockies’ discourtesy continued to bludgeon foes astatine Coors Field, they besides got immoderate atrocious news.
Second baseman Brendan Rodgers, who’s having a breakout season, was deed by a transportation connected his close manus successful the sixth inning and was forced to permission the game. The Rockies announced it was a right-hand contusion, adding that Rodgers is “day-to-day.”
Rodgers, who successful the 5th inning deed a treble to widen his career-best hitting streak to 14 games, was hit by a 95 mph pitch thrown by Miami reliever Zach Pop. Rodgers fell to the ground, successful evident pain. He was examined by caput trainer Keith Dugger and was escorted to the dugout.
Colorado, fueled by Connor Joe’s 2-for-3, four-RBI night, jumped retired to a 7-0 lead.
The Rockies’ three-run 4th was powered by C.J. Cron’s two-run treble and Joe’s RBI single. Joe’s two-run, bases-loaded azygous fueled Colorado’s three-run fifth.
Gomber, the centerpiece of the Nolan Arenado commercialized with St. Louis successful February, was coming disconnected a mediocre show successful an 8-1 Rockies nonaccomplishment astatine San Diego past Sunday. He allowed 4 runs connected 4 hits and walked 2 successful the archetypal inning.
He needed 40 pitches to get done the inning and manager Bud Black gave him an aboriginal hook. It was the shortest commencement of Gomber’s career.
But helium was terrific Saturday nighttime and finished the sixth inning by striking retired the broadside with Brian Anderson, Jorge Alfaro and Jazz Chisholm each going down swinging.
In 8 starts astatine Coors Field this season, Gomber is 5-1 with a 1.70 ERA and 37 strikeouts. He’s walked 11, but 7 of those escaped passes came successful his Rockies debut against the Dodgers connected April 4.
The Rockies’ starting pitching and discourtesy person been precise bully astatine Coors Field this season, wherever the Rockies improved to 37-21. The mediate of their bullpen, however, remains fragile.
Miami got backmost into the crippled with a four-run seventh inning, hammering right-handers Tyler Kinley and Robert Stephenson. Kinley gave up 4 hits and a locomotion and was charged with each 4 runs, though Stephenson gave up an RBI treble to Alfaro.
Right-hander Carlos Estevez gave up a locomotion and a deed successful the eighth, but nary runs. Daniel Bard closed retired the triumph for his 18th save.
The Rockies volition effort to decorativeness disconnected a three-game expanse of Miami connected Sunday afternoon.