OSS: Yan Gomes, Clutch God
- Yan Gomes was a clutch machine today, knocking in an insurance run in the sixth, followed up by a two-run go-ahead single in the top of the ninth. It’s his twelfth season in the majors, and he’s putting up his best WPA number by far in his career.
- Jordan Wicks had yet another solid start, allowing one run in six innings. A start at Coors is always a rough draw for a rookie but he just keeps cruising. Of the three hits he allowed, two were infield singles. I’ll take that in Denver (dying laughing).
- Chris Morel hit a bomb of a HR, even for Denver, that went 466 feet.
- Cuas was all over the place in relief, though I’ll give Ross a smidge of a benefit of the doubt since Adbert is out.
- Maybe less benefit of the doubt for bringing in Fulmer in the ninth with a one run lead, just after coming off the IL with no rehab assignment. He did get the job done after some heartburn.
- PCA made his debut, which, yay, too bad it started off with a TOOTBLAN and a bunt attempt. Bunting for a hit will always be an exception to #neverbunt but I still hate it (dying laughing).
Javier Assad takes on Chris Flexen, who sounds like a midboss in a middling 90’s JRPG.