Colorado Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu hits a two-run, walk-off home in the in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Rockies a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Just when you think they can't possibly do it again, the Colorado Rockies come up with another improbably thrilling win.
Wednesday night was the latest example.
D.J. LeMahieu drilled a two-run, walk-off home run off of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Yoshihisa Hirano to give the Rockies a dramatic 5-4 win.
LeMahieu's home run was his career-high fifteenth of the season and his first career walk-off homer.
The Diamondbacks built a 3-0 lead with a run in the second and two runs in the third inning.
The Rockies made it 3-2 on Nolan Arenado's RBI double and a wild pitch by Patrick Corbin in the bottom of the third.
Arenado's solo home run in the fifth closed the gap to 4-3 before LeMahieu came through with the game on the line in the ninth inning.
Arenado finished 3-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. LeMahieu was 3-5.
The Rockies bullpen kept the game close after the Diamondbacks chased Rockies starter Jon Gray after four innings. Chris Rusin, Scott Oberg and Wade Davis combined to throw five scoreless and hitless innings and struck out six batters.
The Rockies maintain their one-and-a-half game lead over the Dodgers, who beat the Reds, 8-1. The Diamondbacks are three-and-a-half off the pace.
The Rockies look to take three of four in the series on Thursday. Coverage of the series finale starts at 12:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Here are the full KOA highlights from Wednesday's win.
DJ LeMahieu walk-off two-run blast KOA call pic.twitter.com/sJYpZy2blz— Jake Shapiro (@Shapalicious) September 13, 2018
LODO MAGIC!! 🔮 pic.twitter.com/2YTG8341rm— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 13, 2018
DJ LeMahieu with his first career walk-off RBI of any kind. It’s the fifth walk-off home run by the #Rockies this year, the second-most in franchise history (seven, 2010). Each walk-off home run has been hit by a different player (Story, Blackmon, McMahon, Desmond, LeMahieu).— Rockies PR (@RockiesPR) September 13, 2018
Updated N.L. West standings through games on Wednesday, September 12.
After the win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with D.J. LeMahieu.
Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Scott Oberg.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.