The Rocky Mountains climb with their biggest rally since 2010 to beat the humble Diamondbacks – Denver Post

Phoenix – They’re not the Kardiac Cardinals, not even close to them, but the Rockies staged two sets to beat hapless Arizona Friday night at Chase Field.

After Diamondbacks starter John Gray managed seven runs in the third inning, the Rockies won the game 9-7, scoring six runs in the sixth and three in the ninth.

Arizona, with the worst record in the majors, slipped to 50-110. Five Rocky players – Yensei Almonte, Jordan Sheffield, Tyler Kinley, Lucas Gilbreth and Carlos Estevez – dominated the D-Backs, going through five innings and winning nine. Gilbraith got the win and Estevez scored his eleventh save.

“These guys closed the door from the fifth inning onwards,” said manager Bud Black. “It enabled our center players to get some good hits, and Sam (Hillyard) had a great teammate to bring us closer.”

Shortstop Trevor Storey, likely to play in his last series with Colorado, tapped Brendan Rodgers with the green light for ninth. CJ Cron’s RBI shortstop Giraldo Perdomo scored Charlie Blackmon’s goal for an extra round.

Dom Nunez advanced to ninth with Caleb Smith’s Homer single to tie 7-7.

The last time the Rockies recovered from a deficit of seven or more games to win the game was on August 25, 2010 against Atlanta at Corse Field. By nine runs, the Rockies won that game 12-10.

While it was a night to party in Colorado, it was a night to forget Gray. Or maybe it will remain in a painful memory.

In what could have been his last game in the Rockies’ outfit, the 29-year-old right-hander hit seven runs on seven strokes, including three at home over four innings. Gray was unavailable to speak to the media after the match.

The most painful part for Gray: All that damage happened in the awful third inning. In the first, second and fourth rounds, Gray put the diamonds in order, hit a seven and didn’t walk with nothing.

“You know, the pitches rose to the big league hitters above the middle
Black said.

Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, will become a free agent at the end of the season. Although Gray and Rocky have expressed an interest in keeping him in Colorado, nothing is certain.

It will be interesting to see how Gray’s performance during the final two months of the season affects his future. He hasn’t deepened more than five rounds since August 4 and has gone 1-6 with a 7.21 ERA over his last nine rounds.

Gray was on fire to start Friday night’s game, hitting four of the six Arizona players he faced. But Diamondbacks slammed Gray in third.

Jake McCarthy led with a single and Geraldo Perdomo followed up with a double. Even the painting ascended by Humberto Castellanos. He pulled Gray’s first-class slider deep into the left field seats for Homer from three runs. It was the first home run by a D-Backs player since Zack Greinke arrived on June 24, 2019, at Chase Field opposite Clayton Kershaw.

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