Posted September 14, 2013 on AP on Fox
Corey Dickerson hit a pitch that bounced well in front of the plate for a double, starting a five-run burst in the seventh inning that led the Colorado Rockies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Friday night. Wilin Rosario drove in four runs with a single and double, and Troy Tulowitzki and Dickerson each had three of the Rockies' 16 hits. Dickerson had the oddest hit, by far. It was 2-all in the seventh when Dickerson swung at a pitch from Will Harris that skipped about 3 feet in front of the plate, and still managed to wind up with a double. The Rockies went on the break open the game, helped by Charlie Blackmon's two-run triple. Harris (3-1) allowed four runs while getting just one out. Arizona's Miguel Montero hit a three-run home run off Manny Corpas with two outs in the ninth. Rex Brothers came on to get the final out for his 17th save in 19 tries. Montero reached base five times on the home run, two singles and two walks. Josh Outman (3-0) threw 1 1-3 scoreless innings to get the victory. Colorado's D.J. LeMahieu had two singles and an RBI, extending his career-best hitting streak to 13 games. After Dickerson's strange double to right field, LeMahieu hit a go-ahead single. Tulowitzki also singled and Rosario had a two-run double for a 5-2 lead. Blackmon tripled off Chaz Roe. Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt led off the ninth with singles. Two outs later, Montero homered. Rosario hit a two-run single in the first off Brandon McCarthy. Adam Eaton's single and walks to Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt loaded the bases for Arizona with one out in the third against Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood. Eric Chavez's sacrifice fly made it 2-1. Chatwood's control problems worsened in the fifth with three walks and a wild pitch. He got the first two batters out, but walked Chavez. Martin Prado singled, then Montero walked to load the bases and Chavez scored on a wild pitch to tie it at 2. Gerardo Parra grounded into two double plays. He also threw out Blackmon when he rounded second a bit too far in the sixth. NOTES: Parra leads the majors with 16 outfield assists. ...Chatwood made his 13th consecutive start after opening the season with seven relief appearances. ... For the first time since the scorching Arizona summer set in, the roof was open at Chase Field. ... McCarthy had gone hitless in his first career 39 at-bats before he singled up the middle in the fourth.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Corey Dickerson hits double on pitch that bounces in dirt (Video)

Colorado Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson managed to hit a double on a pitch that bounced in the dirt during Friday night's game in Arizona. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the seventh inning on a 2-2 pitch from Diamondbacks pitcher Will Harris. The ball bounced a foot or two in front of home plate, but Dickerson connected and hit the...

Corey Dickerson Swings at Ball that Bounces Three Feet in Front of Home Plate, Connects for Trick-Shot Double (Video)

Trick shots are hard to come by in baseball, but Corey Dickerson was able to record one of his own on Friday night. The Rockies outfielder kicked off Colorado’s five-run seventh inning with a standup double to right field. The two-bagger wasn’t a standard hit, however, as Dickerson was fooled by a breaking ball that actually bounced about three feet in front of the plate. Somehow...

Helton to retire after season

We all kinda knew it was coming...it was all just a matter of when.  Saturday, Colorado Rockies star Todd Helton announced that he would be retiring at the conclusion of the season, just two weeks after collecting his 2500th career hit. "Yes, this is it. It just seems like it's time. It's a young man's game. I am 40 years old. I am looking forward to doing something...

Another front office gaffe from the Colorado Rockies

  Chad Bettis will spend the rest of the 2013 season coming out of the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen. Little attention has been given to yet another poor front office move in Denver. The Colorado Rockies have become infamous for their management’s consistent gaffes and they are on par with that reputation yet again. The Rox are perceived by many as a team that hasn’t quite figured...

Thirteen games to go for the 2013 Colorado Rockies, end can't come soon enough

Roy Oswalt is still a Rockie. Just like late on a Friday afternoon after a long week of work, the Colorado Rockies can see the finish line.Thirteen games remain on the schedule, the results of which are far from consequential. The Rockies have been out of the race since they forgot their bats on a 10-game west coast road trip right before the All-Star Break.Many would argue that...

Rockies win 7-5 at Arizona as Corey Dickerson provides wacky hit

Eyes can't be trusted in September. Along with March it ranks as baseball's most deceiving month. Matchups are mishmashes of aspiring prospects veterans and a battery of players who will never see the big leagues again. There was a moment Friday that created multiple blinks an astonishing feat that sparked a five-run rally in the Rockies' 7-5 win at Chase Field. Rockies...

Rockies Rumors: Colorado to 'seriously consider' offers for Troy Tulowitzki

With the Rockies potentially being interested in trading Carlos Gonzalez, there is no way the team could look to trade his partner in crime named Troy Tulowitzki, right? At first thought, you would think "no way! Are you crazy?" While it does seem a bit strange for the Rockies to even think about trading both of their star hitters, it is a possibility. The Rockies will ...

Helton to retire at end of season

Todd Helton will retire at the end of the season after spending 17 years with the Colorado Rockies and setting franchise records in nearly every offensive category. The 40-year-old first baseman announced his decision after a 9-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday night. Almost fittingly, he had a double in his only hit of the night, the 586th of his career. "For 17...

Hope for the Hopeless: Colorado Rockies

This is the sixth edition of Hope for the Hopeless, where we will take a look at the first ten teams in the league eliminated from playoff contention, and examine what their fans can be optimistic about after a disappointing 2013 season. Next up: the Colorado Rockies. Dare I say it, but the Rockies had a better season than any of us here at TOC expected in 2013...to an extent...

Bullpen torched in Rockies' 9-2 loss to Dbacks

Roy Oswalt is trying to show the Colorado Rockies that he can be counted on for the rest of this season, and possibly next. The future depends on the veteran pitcher's health and how much he has left in his right arm. For now, Oswalt is working his way back from a hamstring strain that had him on the disabled list for two months, and it was still affecting him in a 9-2 loss...

Rockies Rumors: 'Whispers' that Carlos Gonzalez might be available this offseason

The Colorado Rockies are 18.5 games out of first place in the NL West right now. They have solid hitters and have a weak starting rotation. Does trading one of your elite hitters for some pitching make sense? It might and there are "whispers" that one of their best hitters may be available this offseason. John Arguello of Cubs Den reports that there have been "whispers...

Todd Helton retiring at end of season

Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will retire at the end of the season. It had been assumed for some time that the 40-year-old was headed for retirement at seasonsend. “Yes, this is it. It just seems like it’s time. It’s a young man’s game. I am 40 years old. I am looking forward to doing something else besides baseball. Whatever that may be. I am not sure yet,...

Rockies’ Todd Helton to retire after season’s end

Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton told Troy Renk of The Denver Post Saturday that he will retire from Major League Baseball at the end of the season. “Yes, this is it. It just seems like it’s time. It’s a young man’s game. I am 40 years old. I am looking forward to doing something else besides baseball. Whatever that may be. I am not sure yet,” said Helton. “

Rockies To Consider Trading CarGo and Tulo This Winter, Mets Interested

John Harper of the Daily News reports that it’s no secret the Mets would love to trade for Carlos Gonzalez, and one baseball executive with insight into the Rockies’ thinking says Colorado is likely to seriously consider offers for Gonzalez and even Troy Tulowitzki this winter as it looks to rebuild. However, the Rockies would be looking for a package built around young position...

Dbacks get lots of runners, not enough runs vs Rox

The Arizona Diamondbacks had 20 baserunners Friday night. That wasn't enough to top the Colorado Rockies. Corey Dickerson's unlikely double on a pitch that bounced in front of the plate started a five-run seventh inning and the Rockies went on to beat the Diamondbacks 7-5. Arizona had 12 hits and walked eight times but fell behind 7-2 before Miguel Montero's two-out...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.