Rockies’ Ryan McMahon endures unhappy glove story on weird second-inning play
This glove story didn’t have a contented ending.
In the second inning of Sunday’s recreation at Coors Field, Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon fielded a scorching grounder from the Giants’ Thairo Estrada. McMahon figured it might be a routine play. Instead, the baseball went proper by the index and center fingers of McMahon’s glove.
“That’s my old baby glove and I have been using that since high-A,” McMahon stated. “I’m just going to put it in retirement now.”
McMahon was charged with an error and the cartoonish play contributed to the Giants’ two-run inning. San Francisco went on to win the sport, 9-8, in 11 innings.
“I couldn’t tell what happened,” McMahon stated. “When I looked down, I had a huge rip in my glove. It’s tough man. They get two runs right there. It would have been an easy out. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but it’s out of my control.”
Grichuk’s run. Outfielder Randal Grichuk tied the sport, 6-6, with a two-run homer within the eighth inning, his thirteenth of the season, the third-most on the staff behind C.J. Cron (23) and Charlie Blackmon (16).
It was Grichuk’s ninth profession residence run within the eighth inning or later that both tied the sport or put his staff forward, his first since May 23, 2021, for the Blue Jays in opposition to Tampa Bay.
Since the All-Star Break, he’s hitting .320 (32-for-100) in 27 video games.
“He’s been swinging the bat well, especially against lefties,” supervisor Bud Black stated. “He’s doing his part. Over the last month, month-and-a-half, we’ve seen his average climb.”
Footnotes. Slumping first baseman C.J. Cron sat out for the second straight recreation however Black stated Cron might be again within the lineup Tuesday night time in opposition to Texas. Cron is hitting simply .171 for the reason that All-Star break. … Blackmon went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, recording his 700th profession RBI on a game-tying, Tenth-inning single. Blackmon grew to become the twenty seventh energetic participant to achieve the milestone and the seventh Rockie all-time to get to 700.