Colorado 8, San Diego 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Manny Gonzalez, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 24762

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 8 0
Colorado 0 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 8 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 3-10 2-5 1-5 L2
Colorado 6-6 5-4 1-2 W2

Recap


Rockies 8, Padres 4:
Jonathan Herrera and Michael Cuddyer hit two-run homers and Chris Nelson also drove in a pair as host Colorado rode a five-run second inning to victory.

Juan Nicasio (1-0) allowed four runs, seven hits and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings, and also drove in a run as the Rockies beat the Padres for the second straight game after losing the previous four.

Chase Headley homered twice and went 3-for-4 for the Padres (3-10), who have the worst record in the majors.

Clayton Richard (1-1) gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings to fall to 1-4 against Colorado. He has allowed 22 runs in 14 1/3 innings in his last three starts at Coors Field.

Nelson's two-run double in the second gave Colorado a 2-1 lead and Herrera followed with an opposite-field homer to right. Dexter Fowler added an RBI double.

Cuddyer's homer came in the fifth before Nicasio knocked in Nelson with a single in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was given the night off by manager Jim Tracy despite being 8-for-15 with three home runs against Richard. Tulowitzki made two errors Tuesday and has six errors so far in 2012, matching last season's total. Tulowitzki and is 1-for-14 in his last four games. ... Headley, who grew up about 80 miles south of Coors Field in Fountain, Colo., went 6-for-13 with five runs scored and four RBIs in the series. ... Cuddyer left the game in the seventh after he fouled a pitch off his big left toe earlier in the game. ... The Padres have struck out a major-league leading 109 times.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Colorado
Clayton Richard Player Juan Nicasio
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 6.1
2 Strikeouts 5
10 Hits 7
13.50 ERA 5.68
Hitting
San Diego   Colorado
Chase Headley Player Chris Nelson
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 2
2 HR 0
9 TB 4
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 8 2 15 .235 8 9 3 1 0 0
Colorado 12 2 25 .364 10 6 8 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Rockies have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Padres have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .300 after a loss.
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