Rockies fall in extra innings in penultimate game of 2016

Just like Jon Gray did one year ago, Rockies rookie Jeff Hoffman will have to wait until next year to earn his first major league win. The 23-year-old right hander pitched five innings in Colorado’s penultimate game of 2016, allowing just one run on two hits and striking out seven, but the Rockies offense provided no help until Hoffman was long removed from the game.

Colorado battled back from a 3-0 deficit, scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth and another in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings before Adam Ottavino suffered his third loss of the season. A Chris Carter solo home run in the tenth inning proved to be the difference in the game.

Colorado concludes the 2016 campaign on Sunday afternoon. German Marquez, who was solid two starts ago but struggled in his last outing, will get the final call for Walt Weiss.

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