Following Colorado’s 10-1 trouncing of Philadelphia within the sequence opener on Monday evening at Coors Subject, listed here are 5 notes of notice.
Dbacks doing no favors
Whereas the Cardinals misplaced to the Brewers to allow the Rockies to chop St. Louis’ lead for the second wild card spot to a half-game, the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks to stay one and a half up on Colorado within the NL West. Arizona’s greatest hitters, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and outfielder David Peralta, had been omitted of the beginning lineup in favor of particular person off-days for the eradicated Diamondbacks.
Blackmon’s hitting streak
Charlie Blackmon was 1-for-5 to increase his career-high hitting streak to 16 video games. It’s the longest lively hitting streak within the majors and the
longest by a Rockies’ participant since DJ LeMahieu’s 16-game streak from Aug. 23 to Sept. eight of final season.
Wolters walks it out
Tony Wolters drew a career-high 4 walks within the win, probably the most walks by a Colorado participant since Michael McKenry earned 4 free passes on Aug. 17, 2014. Within the third inning, Wolters additionally drew his fourth bases-loaded stroll of the season, tied for the second-most bases-loaded walks within the majors.
Johnson continues stable begin
Since making his big-league debut Sept. 9 in opposition to Los Angeles, right-hander DJ Johnson has made 4 appearances (4 innings) with no runs and 7 strikeouts, together with an ideal ninth on Monday. It’s a low-leverage bullpen footnote within the postseason chase, however it’s a promising one for the longer term.
Bettis, bullpen for Tuesday
With Tyler Anderson nonetheless unavailable on account of shoulder soreness, supervisor Bud Black tabbed Chad Bettis to start out the second recreation in opposition to Philadelphia. He’ll be restricted to 30 to 50 pitches and Colorado shall be bullpenning after that with Scott Oberg, Seunghwan Oh and Chris Rusin seemingly highlighting the center innings.