Edgmer Escalona and the Colorado Rockies had themselves a bizarre top half of the seventh inning on Sunday versus the San Diego Padres. It was the kind of appearance that Escalona would probably like to forget. He entered the game in relief of Juan Nicasio. The right-hander came in to protect a 4-2 Rockies lead, following six effective innings from Nicasio.
Escalona would induce a groundball off the bat of Jesus Guzman, but the wheels came off shortly after that. Cameron Maybin took Escalona deep for his first home run of 2013, and Nick Hundley singled in the next at-bat. Escalona and the Rockies had a chance at perserving the 4-3 lead until Dexter Fowler was deined a chance at bringing a Mark Kotsay blast back into the park. Let’s observe a heavily bearded man collecting a souvenir in favor of a Fowler catch…
Beardo Robs Dexter Fowler of a Home Run Robbing Catch
Make it 5-4 Padres. Escalona would throw one more pitch, if you want to call it that, before leaving the game with triceps soreness.
Edgmer Escalona Just Misses
The Rockies would eventually tie the game in the ninth, and win on a walkoff single from Fowler in the 10th. The Rockies will continue to masquerade as contenders in the National League West, no matter what kind of strange sequences of events they come up against. Go figure.