National League Game Summary - Colorado at San Diego|
(Wednesday, May 9th)
Final Score: Colorado 6, San Diego 2
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Wilin Rosario and Chris Nelson drove in two
runs apiece as the Rockies salvaged the finale of a three-game set with the
Padres, 6-2, on Wednesday.
Christian Friedrich (1-0) picked up the win with a strong start in his major
league debut, allowing five hits and two runs -- one earned -- with seven
strikeouts over six innings to help Colorado snap a five-game losing streak.
"I've been playing with these guys for four years in spring training and I
know them, and to finally have them playing behind me, it's just awesome to be
out there with them and get a great team win," Friedrich said.
Anthony Bass (1-4) suffered another setback, surrendering five runs -- just
one earned -- on nine hits in 5 2/3 frames. Jesus Guzman and Yonder Alonso
each collected two hits and an RBI as San Diego finished a nine-game homestand
with a 4-5 record.
A four-run sixth turned the tide in Colorado's favor.
After Marco Scutaro filed out to open the inning, Jonathan Herrera reached
first on Andy Parrino's fielding error. Carlos Gonzalez then doubled, and
Herrera tied the game 2-2 on a sacrifice fly by Michael Cuddyer.
Bass intentionally walked Jason Giambi, who came around to score with Gonzalez
on Rosario's double. Rosario, in turn, touched home on Nelson's base hit to
give the Rockies a 5-2 advantage.
"[Bass] was hanging in there, their guy was hanging in there too," said Padres
manager Bud Black. "We opened the door for them, Gonzalez got the big double
and that kind of took the wind out of Anthony's sails."
Nelson plated Cuddyer, who singled and stole second, in the eighth to
push the visitors' lead to 6-2.
Colorado produced its first run in the fourth. Giambi hit a ball that bounced
off the top of the fence and back into play. Gonzalez came home, but Cuddyer
was caught trying to score from first after a pair of strong throws.
The Padres opened the scoring in the home first, on Jesus Guzman's single that
plated Chris Denorfia, and added one in the third, when Yonder Alonso doubled
home Cameron Maybin.
They threatened in later innings but never produced, eventually finishing 2-
for-10 with runners in scoring position.
Friedrich is the eighth starting pitcher in Rockies franchise history to win
his major league debut in a game started. Juan Nicasio and Drew Pomeranz did
so last season...Alonso extended his career-best hitting streak to seven
games...San Diego travels to Philadelphia for a three-game set starting
Friday...Colorado begins three straight at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.
05/09 21:04:28 ET