Young belts 3 HRs, but Rockies roll
Young hit three home runs for the
“I have mixed feelings,” Young said. “I hit the ball well today, but we got blown out. I would have felt better if we had won.”
There were eight home runs overall.
Smith tore up Arizona pitching over the weekend. He went 9 for 13 with three homers and nine RBIs in the series.
“I feel good at the plate, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t feel awesome,” Smith said. “I don’t feel as good as what’s been happening out there. You get lucky once in a while and that’s kind of what makes you hot. Right now I’m just going to ride it out.”
Young, who came into the game with only seven home runs this season, connected for a career-high three shots. He came up in the ninth inning with a chance to tie the major league record for homers in a game, and walked with two outs.
Young hit leadoff homers in the second, sixth and eighth innings. He got a cheer from the crowd of 35,192 at Coors Field as he rounded the bases after his last home run. It was the seventh multihomer game of his career and his first since hitting two in Colorado on April 5, 2008.
“Chris was a bright spot in a game where we didn’t play very well,”
Young walked in the ninth off reliever
“Herges said he wasn’t going to let me hit a home run off him,” he said. “I had one good pitch to hit.”
“I didn’t run it out like I should have because I thought I had hit it out,” Upton said. “It was hit pretty good.”
Hinch said there wouldn’t be any further disciplinary action.
“This was a case where the punishment fit the crime,” he said. “He will be in the lineup” on Monday.
“I didn’t feel so good today,” he said. “I battled the whole game.”
De La Rosa didn’t need to be sharp because Colorado’s offense was dynamic from the start. Gonzalez led off with a four-pitch walk and Smith homered off
After Petit retired the next two batters,
Gonzalez hit his 11th homer in the fourth. Smith’s three-run homer, his 15th, capped a six-run burst in the seventh.
“This guy has been nothing but a consistent offensive performance since the first at-bat he took this season,”
Young is the eighth player in Arizona history to hit three home runs in a game.