The Colorado Rockies (54-47) are now just 1.5 games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West after a 3-2 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Wednesday night at Coors Field.
The Rockies tied the game 2-2 in the seventh inning on an extremely bizarre play. Nolan Arenado hit a pop-up in foul territory down the third base line, and Houston’s J.D. Davis made a remarkable catch falling into the Astros’ dugout. The only issue there is Colorado speedster Raimel Tapia tagged up on the play with Davis struggling to get out of the dugout and make a throw. A good throw probably had Tapia, but Davis’ panicked toss went way over the catcher’s head, allowing Tapia to tie the game.
— AT&T SportsNet™ | RM (@ATTSportsNetRM) July 26, 2018
— Andy McDonnell (@Andy_McDonnell) July 26, 2018
Don’t expect to see a sacrifice fly to the dugout again anytime soon.
In a more traditional run-scoring play, the Rockies won the game in walk-off fashion on this 435-foot blast from Charlie Blackmon:
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In addition to chasing the Dodgers, the Rockies are only 1.5 games back in the Wild Card race as well. They’re getting hot at the right time and no look like a legitimate playoff contender after a disappointing first few months of the season.