The Colorado Rockies just cannot seem to figure out a way to win in St. Louis against the Cardinals.
In another tight contest, the visitors took a lead into the final inning thanks to some phenomenal pitching by Antonio Senzatela, Seunghwan Oh, and Adam Ottavino, but Wade Davis couldn’t close the deal, falling victim to a trio of singles, the final of which, from Jose Martinez, went for a walk-off that completed the comeback in a 3-2 win for the Cardinals.
It was the second crushing loss of the series for Colorado who have not won a series in St. Louis since 2010. It is the first time in their last eight sets that they dropped the series.
The Cardinals scored the first run of the game in the third inning, a frame that could have been much worse for Senzatela.
It began in about as frustrating a fashion as possible with a jam-shot bloop hit off the bat of pitcher Miles Mikolas. Perpetual thorn-in-the-side Matt Carpenter followed with a soft single of his own, a second straight hit on a pitch that fooled the batter, to put runners at first and second with nobody out.