Arizona 10, Colorado 13
The Diamondbacks jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead, courtesy of a Jake McCarthy solo shot in the first inning. The Rockies responded with a tying run in the bottom of the first, then proceeded to shell Zach Davies, chasing him from the game in the fourth, and then piling on some more against Keynan Middleton. The Snakes came to the plate in the sixth, down 8-1 in what was shaping up into a laugher of a game. That’s when Arizona sent nine men to the plate, scoring all of them, before finally making an out. Unfortunately, that wound up being the last of Arizona’s scoring and (surprising absolutely no one) the two run lead was simply not enough of a cushion for Arizona’s bullpen to hold on to secure the victory.
Varsho Gets First Career Slam in Game of Coors Field Bombs
The Diamondbacks strung together an impressive come-from-behind inning, plating nine men in the sixth inning. The scoring was capped by Daulton Varsho launching his 24th home run of the season, this one his first career grand slam. The game featured eight home runs in all, including Corbin Carroll’s second blast and the second-longest tater recorded in the Statcast era, courtesy of C.J. Cron.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Var-show
This has turned into an amazing year for Daulton Varsho. This is his first career grand slam— Jack Sommers (@shoewizard59) September 10, 2022
Good thing wall-scrapers and moon shots count the same
CJ Cron hit this ball 504 feet. Coors.— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) September 10, 2022
(This is a fun one because A) the initial camera angle makes it seem like it hit the surface of Mars B) I don't know how much I trust a distance marker on a truck ad and C) whooaaa, what a blast.) pic.twitter.com/vXNrPTeZBp
Nine-Run Sixth Not Enough
Arizona’s offense went cold after a massive opening to the sixth inning and the bullpen was unable to protect a two-run lead in the hitter-friendly environment of Coors Field.
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