There is a reason why the left-handed pitcher Alex Wood once described his partner LaMonte Wade Jr. as “cold as ice”. Wade once again showed his ability to stay calm under pressure and get ahead with the game on the line, delivering a two-run single off right-hander Carlos Estévez in the top of the ninth inning to propel the Los Angeles. San Francisco Giants to a 7-4 comeback. over the Colorado Rockies Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field.
The Giants entered the ninth disadvantaged, 4-3, but mounted a late rally against Estévez, who walked pinch-hitter Buster Posey and then gave straight singles to Thairo Estrada and Brandon Belt to load the bases without out. That brought Wade, who quickly lined up a 1-2 fastball to right field to drive in a pair of runs and put San Francisco ahead, 5-4:
Wade is now 9-of-15 (.600) with nine RBIs in the ninth inning this year, the second-highest batting average in the ninth by a Giants player since Glenn Adams’ .615 in 1975. Wade also ranks. second on the team with 17 RBIs to take advantage on the board, behind only Crawford (19).
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With Estevez throwing a fastball higher than 90 in the ninth, Wade opted to choke on his bat with two strikes, which he said he has been doing for the past few weeks to try and produce more contact.