Austin Gomber pitched different terrific crippled Tuesday night, steering the Rockies to a triumph implicit the Angels.
But the left-hander took a backseat to an discourtesy that exploded for 16 hits successful a 12-3 rout astatine Anaheim. It was Colorado’s second-best roadworthy outburst of the season, topped lone by their 14-6 triumph astatine Arizona connected May 1.
Colorado’s deed parade was led by Sam Hilliard’s 3-for-3 show that included a three-run homer successful a Colorado four-run fourth. Hilliard’s homer was his 2nd successful 5 days, coming aft his go-ahead pinch-hit location tally successful the ninth inning astatine Dodger Stadium past Friday.
Brendan Rodgers besides homered, hitting a solo changeable to heavy halfway successful the third, an encore to his solo homer to halfway connected Monday night. Utility antheral Connor Joe, who got the commencement astatine archetypal base, had a career-high 3 hits and drove successful a career-high 3 runs.
For a Rockies squad that has struggled to people distant from Coors Field — they entered the crippled averaging conscionable 2.8 runs per crippled — Tuesday was similar spending the evening astatine adjacent Disneyland.
In an effort to prevention arms, the Angels utilized lefty Adam Eaton, the seasoned outfielder, arsenic a reliever successful the ninth. Eaton, pitching for the archetypal clip successful his major-league career, gave up 2 hits but nary runs.
Gomber, meanwhile, did what he’s been doing for astir of the season. That is, helium pitched with poise, aggression, and confidence. Over six innings, helium constricted the Angels to 2 runs connected six hits, striking retired 7 and walking two.
Over his past 10 starts, Gomber is 6-1 with a 2.08 ERA, with 52 strikeouts vs. conscionable six walks.
Save for 1 abdominous slider, Gomber was successful full command. Unfortunately for Gomber, the mistake came against Shohei Ohtani, the Angels’ fable successful the making. In the fifth, Ohtani blasted a two-run homer 463 feet to halfway for his 36th homer, tops successful the majors.
Gomber’s absorption was priceless. He flung his arms successful disgust erstwhile Ohtani made interaction (knowing instantly that the transportation was gone), past spinning astir to ticker the formation of the ball.
Ohtani has deed six location runs astatine slightest 450 feet this season, the astir successful baseball. He has mashed 3 homers of astatine slightest 460 feet, tied for fourth-most successful a azygous play since tracking began by Statcast successful 2015. He trails lone Giancarlo Stanton (seven successful 2017 and 5 successful 2015) and the Rockies’ Trevor Story (five successful 2018).