Rockies keep pressing for NL West title with win
Torrealba hit a three-run double off
Torrealba’s bases-loaded hit into the left-center field gap allowed the
“We’ve had some dramatic games since the end of May, but that one there goes to the top of the list,”
Colorado, with a major-league best record of 62-28 since June 4, had been held to just three hits off five
Torrealba, who came into the game defensively in the seventh inning, fell behind 0-2 before he connected on Bell’s 2-2 fastball.
“He surprised me that he threw so many fastballs,” Torrealba said. “At 2-2, I figured he would throw me a fastball since he doesn’t want to go 3-2. It seems like he doesn’t feel comfortable throwing his slider.”
Bell (5-3), who has four blown saves, struggled with his control throughout the inning.
“My mechanics were off and I wasn’t hitting my spots,” he said. “I should have thrown him a curve ball. If I had thrown him a curve ball, I think we would have won the game. He’s not a good breaking ball hitter. I should have thrown a breaking ball. It’s probably a better percentage pitch.”
San Diego was on the verge of handing the
But Colorado rebounded for its eighth straight win as the
“After being down 1-0 almost all game, to be able to come through off the bench, it was huge,” Torrealba said. “We’re trying to get to the playoffs, so it’s pretty exciting.”
Torrealba is 13 for 18 (.722) with runners in scoring position since May 29.
Bell gave up a leadoff walk to
Bell struck out pinch hitter
“That’s just an unbelievable game,” Tracy said.
De La Rosa allowed one run on five hits in seven innings. He walked four and struck out eight to set the club single-season record for strikeouts by a left-hander with 170.
San Diego loaded the bases in the first inning on
De La Rosa then walked Salazar on four consecutive pitches to force in a run. De La Rosa got out of the inning by getting
Mujica’s first major league start came after 116 career appearances out of the bullpen. The right-hander drew the start in place of rookie