O’Neill’s Game-Ending HBP Lifts Cards Over Rockies 5-four

O'Neill's Game-Ending HBP Lifts Cards Over Rockies 5-4
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Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman homered, and St. Louis scored the prevailing run when Tyler O’Neill became hit with the aid of a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, main the Cardinals to a five-4 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Andrew Knizner and Lars Nootbaar drew walks off Dinelson Lamet (1-2) in the 9th, and Dylan Carlson reached on a bunt single to load the bases before O’Neill was plunked.

“They took exact at-bats, worked full counts, and were able to get on there,” O’Neill stated. “You could inform he changed into a touch wild available, so I just wanted to be a little selective, see an awesome pitch to hit, and ended up getting hit.”

Rockies manager Bud Black stated Lamet could not seem to locate his release point.

“Usually whilst a glass isn’t always able to find the strike region, it is generally launch factor and a little some thing in his transport,” Black said.

José Quintana pitched no-hit ball with two walks for 5 innings earlier than allowing two runs on four consecutive hits to lead off the sixth, finishing his night.

“It’s a bit hard when you get 5 immediately innings quickly, and also you face 4 hitters and now can not get outs,” Quintana said. “The sport was there, so I’m happy with how I threw the ball.”

Ryan Helsley (7-1) pitched a scoreless pinnacle of the ninth to lower his ERA to 0.91 in 49 2/three innings this season.

Kyle Freeland allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out 4 batters in six innings to drop the Rockies to thirteen-forty two when you consider that Busch Stadium III opened in 2006.

“I went back and checked out video of my start at home at Coors Field against them, and I become on the pinnacle of the area with quite a few my arsenal,” Freeland stated. “The key for me nowadays turned into to get lower back to the lowest of the zone, execute in the backside of the region, and it paid off particularly.”

Goldschmidt hit a sacrifice fly to left subject off Lucas Gilbreath inside the seventh inning to the the game at four.

Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run double to right-center discipline off Packy Naughton within the 7th inning, using in Wynton Bernard and Connor Joe to put Colorado up four-3.

Bernard, a 31-yr-antique rookie, singled up the center to interrupt up Quintana’s no-hit bid and scored batters later on a Blackmon unmarried.

Goldschmidt’s -run home run to left field off Freeland in the 5th inning turned into the 29th of the season and a hundredth as a member of the Cardinals.

“I had no idea what number of homers I had,” Goldschmidt stated. “It’s type of crazy so I hadn’t concept about it in any respect, however it seems speedy. It wasn’t like a aim or something like that. I changed into just looking to do my process.”

Edman hit his eighth home run of the season off Freeland within the fourth inning to offer St. Louis a 1-0 lead. It become his first home run considering the fact that going deep on June 14 within the 2nd sport of a doubleheader in opposition to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

DOUBLE THE FUN

Blackmon’s seventh inning double gave Colorado at the least one double in 36 straight video games. It is the longest streak within the majors this season and the longest since the Oakland Athletics doubled in 36 immediately video games in 2019.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: 1B/OF Juan Yepez (right forearm pressure) become held out of the lineup for Triple-A Memphis on Sunday due to contamination. Yepez labored out pregame and could paintings with the club Wednesday before the group makes a selection on activating him or having him maintain his rehab task.