Rockies Went on the Offensive at AT&T on Thursday

Three times the Rockies had taken a lead in their Thursday game at AT&T Park against the Giants, and each time the Giants answered, and then some.

The fourth time, however, was the charm.

With DJ LeMahieu delivering a two-run home run in the top of the ninth, and Wade Davis picking up his 21st save, the Rockies pulled out a 9-8 victory. It wasn't easy. They led 1-0 in top of the first after a Nolan Arenado home run, but the Giants scored twice for a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first.

They scored four runs in the top of the fourth to go up 5-2, but the Giants answered with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, tying the game at 5-5.

The Rockies came back with two in the top of the seventh for a 7-5 lead, but the Giants answered with a run in the bottom of the seventh, and two in the eighth to carry an 8-7 lead into the top of the ninth.

The Rockies, however, came up with that LeMahieu home run and rallied from behind in the ninth inning for a win for the first time this season. They lost the 37 previous times they trailed going into the ninth. 

LeMahieu drove in a career-high five runs with three hits. But then hits are nothing new for him at AT&T Park. With his effort on Thursday, he now has the best average of any active visiting player at AT&T -- .335, two points ahead of Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks. LeMahieu isn't the only Rockies player in the top 10. Chris Iannetta is fifth at .314 after getting two hits on Thursday. Gerardo Parra is sixth at .308, and Nolan Arenado is 10th at .293.

Player AVG
DJ LeMahieu 0.335
Paul Goldschmidt 0.333
Andre Ethier 0.324
Dee Gordon 0.316
Chris Iannetta 0.314
Gerardo Parra 0.308
Giancarlo Stanton 0.306
Joey Votto 0.297
Yaisel Puig 0.294
Nolan Arenado 0.293

Arenado did hit a home run in the first, underscoring his success at AT&T Park as well. He has 10 home runs at AT&T, tied for second with Troy Tulowitzki, who had nine with the Rockies and one with Toronto, and one behind Goldschmidt. He also is third among active visiting players with 33 RBI at AT&T.

Player HR Player RBI
Paul Goldschmidt 11 Paul Goldschmidt 48
Nolan Arenado 10 Matt Kemp 47
Troy Tulowitzki 10 Nolan Arenado 33
Giancarlo Stanton 9 Troy Tulowitzki 31
Adrian Gonzalez 8 Adrian Beltre 28
Matt Kemp 8 Andre Ethier 26
Brandon Phillips 8 Brandon Phillips 26
Ryan Braun 7 Chase Utley 25
Jay Bruce 7 Jay Bruce 22
Freddie Freeman 7 Hanley Ramirez 22
Wil Myers 7 Chase Headley 21
Albert Pujols 7 Gerardo Parra 21
Mark Reynolds 7 Ian Desmond 21

From a team standpoint, the Rockies equaled the fourth highest AT&T totals in hits and runs scored, scoring nine runs for the sixth time. They scored 17 runs on May 5, 2016 at AT&T Park, their most ever. They had 14 hits for the fourth time, four shy of their all-time best at AT&T, which came on Sept. 24, 2008.

Date R Date H 2B 3B HR
5/5/2016 17 9/24/2008 18 3 0 3
9/24/2008 15 6/26/2015 17 1 1 2
5/26/2001 10 5/5/2016 17 6 0 2
9/13/2006 9 5/1/2007 14 5 0 1
5/1/2007 9 8/30/2009 14 3 1 2
9/23/2008 9 9/10/2013 14 2 0 2
9/10/2013 9 6/28/2018 14 2 1 2
10/2/2015 9 7/5/2004 13 3 2 0
6/28/2018 9 9/1/2004 13 1 0 0
7/6/2004 8 8/29/2007 13 2 0 4
4/8/2005 8 9/28/2011 13 2 1 0
8/29/2007 8 8/12/2012 13 4 0 0
6/15/2014 8 9/20/2012 13 2 0 0
6/26/2015 8 7/5/2016 13 1 0 1
5/20/2018 13 2 0 0

They were, however, 0-for-3 stealing bases, the first three runners Giants backup catcher Nick Hundley has thrown out this season. It's the first time the Rockies were thrown out more than once in a game this season. But it's not like being caught stealing has been a bad omen for the Rockies. They have had a runner caught stealing at least once in 16 games this year, and have won 10 of those games.

Date Opp SB CS SBAtt SB%
6/28/2018 SF 0 3 3 0 W-9-8
4/5/2018 SD 1 1 2 50 W-3-1
4/7/2018 Atl 0 1 1 0 W-3-2
4/13/2018 Was 1 1 2 50 W-2-1
4/17/2018 Pit 1 1 2 50 W-2-0
4/23/2018 SD 2 1 3 66.7 L-5-13
4/27/2018 Mia 0 1 1 0 W-1-0
4/29/2018 Mia 0 1 1 0 L-0-3
5/28/2018 SF 2 1 3 66.7 W-6-5
5/30/2018 SF 0 1 1 0 L-4-7
6/5/2018 Cin 0 1 1 0 W-9-6
6/8/2018 Ari 0 1 1 0 L-4-8
6/9/2018 Ari 0 1 1 0 L-7-12
6/10/2018 Ari 1 1 2 50 L-3-8
6/13/2018 Phi 0 1 1 0 W-7-2
6/20/2018 NYM 0 1 1 0 W-10-8
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