The Colorado Rockies misplaced a mixed no-hitter within the high of the ninth inning. However they got here again to stroll it off within the backside of the inning.
Beginning for the Rockies in opposition to the San Francisco Giants was 35-year-old Chase Anderson, who threw seven no-hit innings whereas yielding 5 walks and one run. The Giants’ solely run off Anderson got here after two walks and an RBI groundout to Anderson himself. Supervisor Bud Black pulled him after seven, presumably because of his 101 pitches thrown, with the Rockies trailing 1-0. However Colorado’s offense saved him from a loss late.
Sadly for Anderson, the Giants’ Logan Webb, a darkish horse NL Cy Younger candidate, matched Anderson with 7 1/3 robust innings of his personal, giving up one run on 4 hits. He was pulled after an RBI single within the eighth inning. Each performances had been particularly spectacular on condition that Coors Area is probably the most hitter-friendly ballpark within the Majors.
The Giants lastly received a success within the high of the ninth inning, when J.D. Davis notched a leadoff double. After a stroll to LaMonte Wade Jr., Patrick Bailey recorded an infield single. Fittingly, the Giants took the lead on a bases-loaded stroll to Wilmer Flores.
However Colorado pulled the win out when Charlie Blackmon doubled off nearer Camilo Doval and subsequently scored on an Elehuris Montero single. When the throw house hit Blackmon’s leg, middle fielder Nolan Jones scored from first to win it.
Anderson has flirted with no-hitters prior to now. In 2015, he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in opposition to the Giants. He threw seven no-hit innings in opposition to the Chicago Cubs in 2016, earlier than Ben Zobrist doubled to guide off the eighth. He repeated the feat of seven no-hit innings in 2017 in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks, shedding it once more within the eighth inning.
There’s been only one no-hitter within the 31-year historical past of Coors Area: Hideo Nomo in 1996.
The lesson? It’s totally onerous to win at Coors Area whenever you get no-hit for seven innings. Even two hits normally will not do it.