Charlie Blackmon, Sam Hilliard’s heroic homers lift Rockies over Dodgers

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From the Rockies’ constituent of view, their 9-6, 10-inning triumph implicit the Dodgers Friday nighttime was indescribably delicious.

This was “Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs” benignant of stuff.

For the record, the Rockies scored 3 runs successful the 10th connected an RBI azygous by Trevor Story and a two-run location tally from Charlie Blackmon, who blasted a Jimmie Sherfy hanging slider heavy into the night.

“That was a win; a large at-bat by Trevor and immense deed by Chuck,” said seat manager Mike Redmond, who was filling successful for manager Bud Black for the sixth consecutive game. “That was a full squad effort. There was a batch going connected tonight. But it was bully to get the win, for sure.”

Colorado’s 10th inning was conscionable portion of the story.

In the ninth, outfielder Sam Hilliard donned Superman’s cape.

Hilliard, who’s spent astir of the play astatine Triple-A Albuquerque, blasted a two-out, pinch-hit, solo location tally disconnected of lefty reliever Darien Núñez to springiness Colorado a 6-5 lead. It was Hilliard’s sixth vocation homer astatine Dodger Stadium successful 36 sheet appearances, which is truly thing erstwhile you see helium has conscionable 8 homers astatine Coors Field successful 123 sheet appearances.

Oh yes, it was besides Hilliard’s archetypal large league deed connected the roadworthy each season.

But the pb didn’t hold, due to the fact that Colorado person Daniel Bard blew the prevention and astir had a atomic meltdown successful the bottommost of the frame.

Austin Barnes opened the ninth with a azygous disconnected Bard, followed by different azygous from Chris Taylor. Bard past gave up a chaotic transportation and back-to-back walks to Billy McKinney and Justin Turner, the second forcing successful a tally to necktie the crippled astatine 6-all.

But with the bases loaded, Bard abruptly recovered the mislaid bid of his slider and struck retired Will Smith, Sheldon Neuse and AJ Pollock to nonstop the crippled into other innings.

“Until the people says the crippled is over, I conscionable effort to support making pitches and find my mode retired of it,” Bard said. “I firmly judge that adjacent with the bases located and cipher out, that I tin find a mode out, with punchout of a groundball wherever we tin crook a treble play.

“I was reasoning astir each of the ways I tin get retired of it, alternatively than the alternative.”

Rookie lefty, Lucas Gilbreath, from Legacy High School successful Broomfield, unopen down the Dodgers successful the 10th for his archetypal vocation save.

“Lucas came successful a truly saved us,” Blackmon said. “He came successful a truly did a bully job. He was super-aggressive and that’s however I truly similar to spot him pitch.”

The Dodgers, the defending World Series champions, are truly struggling precocious successful games. They’ve mislaid 4 consecutive games erstwhile tied oregon starring entering the ninth inning, matching their longest losing streak since moving to Los Angeles. Worse, they’ve mislaid 9 consecutive extra-inning games, tied for their longest streak successful franchise history.

The Rockies, who person been truthful atrocious connected the roadworthy this play (10-34), person present won 3 straight, going backmost to 2 consecutive wins connected the roadworthy astatine San Diego connected July 10-11.

“For me, the large happening is the information that we won close distant successful our archetypal roadworthy crippled aft a agelong homestand,” Blackmon said. “That is much indicative of however good we played tonight. It’s truly bully to spot the benignant of triumph wherever we truly people a batch of runs. It wasn’t conscionable (German) Marquez going retired determination and dominating idiosyncratic for 8 innings. It was a batch of discourtesy from the Rockies tonight.”

Since July 1, 2018, Colorado had been 3-20 astatine Chavez Ravine, but the hex didn’t clasp Friday nighttime arsenic Colorado took vantage of a wobbling Dodgers bullpen.

Colorado’s offense, which has averaged conscionable 2.8 runs per crippled connected the road, yet sprouted signs of beingness outhitting L.A. 12-10 with 3 homers.

Their two-run eighth inning, featuring an RBI treble by Blackmon and an RBI azygous by Ryan McMahon tied the crippled astatine 5-all.

It was that benignant of nighttime the Rockies, who kept producing mini-rallies.

Facing Dodgers starter David Price, Elias Diaz led disconnected the 3rd with a solo homer, cutting the Dodgers’ pb to 3-1.

In Colorado’s two-run sixth, Story led disconnected with a monolithic location tally to dormant halfway disconnected of Price. Story’s 12th homer of the play was his archetypal since July 1 — a span of 43 at-bats. A locomotion by Blackmon and back-to-back singles by C.J. Cron and McMahon brought location Blackmon to chopped L.A.’s pb to 4-3.

But the Dodgers wasted nary clip extending the pb to 5-3 successful the bottommost of the frame. Cody Bellinger, showing hints that helium mightiness beryllium busting retired of a horrific slump, led disconnected with a triple against reliever Ben Bowden. The lefty committed the cardinal misdeed of throwing a 0-2 fastball close down the middle. Pollock drove successful Bellinger with a azygous to left.

Toss retired the archetypal inning and Rockies right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez pitched beauteous well. From the 2nd inning done the fifth, helium allowed conscionable 1 deed — a leadoff solo homer by Turner successful the 3rd — and 2 basal runners.

That archetypal inning, however, was a killer, particularly considering that the Dodgers entered the crippled with a 43-15 grounds successful games successful which they people first. L.A. scored 3 runs, powered by RBI doubles by Smith and Bellinger and an RBI azygous by Matt Beaty. All 3 runs came with 2 outs.

Gonzalez has struggled retired of the gross this season, posting a 9.6 ERA successful the archetypal inning.​

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