The Colorado Rockies murdered baseballs Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. Killed them. Left them for dead. Bashed the baseballs’ head in like they were the drunk “Game of Thrones” peasant and the Rockies were Ser Robert Strong.
In a 17-4 win, the Rockies put on one of the most impressive offensive performances in franchise history. Their 17 runs and 19 hits tied a season high; their 14 extra-base hits was a club record; their seven — s-e-v-e-n — home runs tied a club record that dated back to 1997. It was a baseball bloodbath, plain and simple.
Center fielder Charlie Blackmon got things rolling with a leadoff jack in the first inning. Nolan Arenado hit Colorado’s second homer of the inning. Both would go yard once more apiece during the evening, Arenado on a two-run homer in the sixth and Blackmon on a grand slam in the seventh.
Together, Blackmon and Arenado accounted for four of Colorado’s seven dingers and nine RBIs. Arenado, who smacked Nos. 15 and 16, also moved into a tie for most home runs in the MLB.
Six Rockies players recorded multi-hit games, including second baseman D.J. LeMahieu, who went 4 for 4 and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle.
It was complete and utter destruction. I recommend wearing a hazmat suit before viewing the lines the Reds’ pitching staff finished with.(Warning: NSFW)
- Moscot: 2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 1 SO, 4 HR
- Wright: 3 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 SO, 2 HR
- Diaz: 2/3 IP, 2 H, 5 ER, 0 SO, 1 HR
- Morris: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 SO, 0 HR
Totals: 8 IP, 19 H, 17 ER, 5 SO, 7 HR
The win helped Colorado (24-27) wash away a frustrating 11-8 loss to the Reds on Memorial Day. The teams play again Wednesday at 6:40 p.m.