Typically, even in opposition to the worst group in baseball, you’ve bought to depend on your massive weapons to get the job completed.
That’s precisely what the Rockies did Friday in opposition to the Orioles at Coors Subject, when freshly recalled right-hander Jeff Hoffman was hit round however in the end bailed out by two homers apiece from Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story. Story’s second dinger was a two-run, walk-off shot to finish Colorado’s 8-6 comeback win.
Arenado bought the Rockies going with a solo homer within the first, however the Orioles struck proper again by plating three off Hoffman within the second. First, Keon Broxton’s two-run homer in his Baltimore debut made it 2-1, after which the Orioles tacked on one other by way of Pedro Severino’s RBI double.
Hoffman’s evening went additional downhill over the following two frames, as a Dwight Smith Jr.’s blast into the Baltimore bullpen within the third and Jonathan Villar’s RBI double within the fifth pushed the guests’ result in 5-1. It was the Orioles’ first recreation at Coors Subject in almost 15 years, and birds had been very a lot having fun with it with six extra-base hits off Hoffman.
However Colorado didn’t fade into the LoDo evening, responding with a pair of two-out runs within the backside of the inning. That included Brendan Rodgers’ first profession Coors Subject RBI because the rating was lower to 5-3.
Hoffman was chased after 5 innings of labor, and the Orioles then bought to right-handed reliever Jairo Diaz by way of a Renato Nunez solo shot within the seventh to make it 6-3. However the recreation’s greatest momentum swing got here after the followers stretched.
Story mashed a two-out, two-run homer off Shawn Armstrong, turning into the quickest a shortstop has reached 100 house runs in main league historical past. The 26-year-old did so in his 448th recreation, eclipsing the 470 video games Alex Rodriguez wanted to realize the mark. The one different shortstop to achieve 100 homers in fewer than 500 video games was Nomar Garciaparra (491).
A pitch after Story’s historic dinger, Arenado blasted his second house run of the sport. It was the third time the Rockies have gone back-to-back this yr, and the 419-foot stroke tied the sport 6-6 earlier than Story’s decisive stroke off Mychal Givens within the ninth.