Rockies rally late to escape against Reds
Now, they’re hoping to avoid a bigger loss –
Tulowitzki left the game in the seventh with a strained lower back after hitting a game-tying single. He’s listed as day-to-day.
“I’m not sure what happened. I took a swing and I felt a little something and felt like I was a little locked up,” Tulowitzki said. “I’m a little sore right now and tight. Maybe I’ll wake up and feel good to go (Tuesday).”
Tulowitzki tried to convince manager Jim Tracy that he could remain in the game. He nearly succeeded too, until Tracy saw him jog down the first-base line to test his back and favoring it.
Tracy decided to insert
“You can’t lose this guy for an extended period of time,” Tracy said.
Stewart delivered the big blow, hitting a solo shot off reliever
“I let the team down,” Fisher said.
The homer was a measure of revenge for Stewart, who struck out earlier this season against Fisher in Cincinnati.
“I put a pretty good swing on it,” Stewart said.
That was the first time all day. Stewart struck out in three previous trips to the plate.
Morales, however, certainly didn’t make things easy.
“I don’t want to sit in my dugout and be surprised,” Tracy said. “I want to be prepared. We had a plan of attack.”
That blueprint included throwing behind the lead runner, not going after the speedy
Still, it took a sensational scoop by
“There wasn’t a steal sign,”
Yet Morales wiggled out of trouble, striking out
After the game, the flamethrower said he tweaked his left hamstring running the bases and that it affected his fastball. So Jimenez went with a steady diet of breaking pitches.
Jimenez said he doesn’t expect to miss his next start.
“No, no, no,” he said. “I’ll get better.”
No matter, Stewart’s blast made up for the baserunning mistakes.
“It’s obviously a great game to win, a great game to come back to win,” Tracy said.
Baker said before the game he had no update on the status of RHP