It was a cold, rainy night at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies were down in the bottom of the ninth, 7-6, with two outs. Todd Helton stepped to the plate with Marco Scutaro on first base. Unlike Casey at the Bat, Helton hit a towering shot to right field, a soaring missile that stayed on the correct side of the foul pole for a two-run walkoff home run (video) and the 8-7 victory. This was just Helton's seventh career walkoff home run.
The Rockies improved to 4-4 with the win and captured their first series victory of the 2012 season. Todd Helton drove in the go-ahead run against the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Arizona outplayed the Rockies after the one-hour, 11-minute rain delay by scoring six runs, three on a Miguel Montero home run in the fifth and the others one at a time over the next three innings. The rain conditions contributed greatly to that, as evidenced by Troy Tulowitzki's two errors, but the Diamondbacks experienced some of that when Eric Young Jr. doubled in Tyler Colvin to make it a 7-6 game in the eighth inning.
Colvin was one of the stars during the first half of the game for his two-run home run in the second inning, which was immediately followed by Ramon Hernandez's home run.
Jhoulys Chacin started and pitched the first four innings, but didn't return as a result of the delay. He worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the third inning by not allowing any runner to score, getting Chris Young to fly out to end the inning. The one run Chacin did allow was an RBI single to Chris Young in the first inning.
The Rockies go for the sweep at 1:10 p.m. MT with Drew Pomeranz on the mound.