Wild Ride: Rockies grab win to finish first half
By Thomas Harding | MLB.com
WASHINGTON — Eric Young Jr. turned to teammate Dexter Fowler for information on Nationals reliever Sean Burnett before his pinch-hit at-bat to open the eighth inning Sunday afternoon.
The advice helped Young hit his first home run in nearly three years. It was the swing that ignited the Rockies’ much-needed 4-3 victory in the final game before the All-Star break.
“He told me, ‘He’s got a good pitch outside, so look for something inside,’” said Young, who had gone 481 at-bats since his only previous homer, on Sept. 8, 2009. “That’s what I got. He told me that right before I walked up there, so I said, OK. That’s what I got, a fastball inside. MORE>>>