Frustration boils over for rattling Rockies in 6-3 loss to Twins – The Denver Post
MINNEAPOLIS — The Rockies’ 2022 season in a microcosm came to fruition in the sixth inning of their 6-3 loss to the Twins on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.
With the base loaded and without outs:
• Yonathan Daza hit pitcher Caleb Thielbar directly, who threw the ball for the first out. Daza threw his bat in frustration, impaling the indoor turf.
• Charlie Blackmon yanked third baseman Gio Urshela, who pitched home to send off Brian Serven.
• Twins right-hander Emilo Pagan picked up Thielbar and quickly eliminated CJ Cron on three shots.
The loss punctuated a 1-5 road trip and left the Rockies with a 12-23 record away from Coors Field. The Rockies were .182 (10 for 55) with runners in scoring position on the road trip through Miami and Minnesota. In the final five games of the trip, they were .104 (5 for 48) in the clutch.
Colorado’s frustration wasn’t limited to Daza’s bat toss. In the Twins’ Rockies seventh reliever, Austin Gomber threw his glove into the dugout and hit the bench after being pulled out of the game by manager Bud Black.
Gomber, who was bumped into the rotation by right-hander Ryan Feltner, pitched two clean innings before struggling in the seventh. He gave up a one-out single to Byron Buxton and a two-out RBI double to Mex Kepler that extended Minnesota’s lead to 6-3. When Gomber walked Alex Kirilloff, Black gave Gomber the hook.
Feltner certainly did nothing to solidify his place in the rotation. In four innings, the Twins beat him for five runs on eight hits.
Minnesota ambushed Feltner with a three-run first inning that included back-to-back RBI singles from Carlos Correa, Kepler and Kirilloff.
The Rockies, in last place in the National League West since May 10, return home to face the Dodgers on Monday at Coors Field, starting a 17-game streak against divisional foes.