San Diego 8, Colorado 4

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 93°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 48169

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 29-50 16-24 13-26 W1
Colorado 30-47 18-24 12-23 L1


Padres 8, Rockies 4: Catcher Yasmani Grandal became the first player in major league history to homer from both sides of the plate for his first two big league hits and fellow rookie Alexi Amarista also homered twice for visiting San Diego.

Grandal, who had one previous major league at-bat prior to Saturday, hit a solo shot to center field in the fourth inning while batting right-handed and gave the Padres a 3-2 lead with a two-run opposite-field blast to left in the sixth.

Amarista hit his second and third career homers – a solo shot in the seventh inning to put the Padres on top 4-2 and a three-run blast in the eighth to make it 8-2. The three-run homer was San Diego's first of the season and the splurge was only the seventh time San Diego has scored at least eight runs in 2012.

Rookie catcher Wilin Rosario homered in the fifth inning for the Rockies, who were coming off back-to-back wins for the first time since June 3-4. Rosario’s 13 home runs lead all rookies.

Edinson Volquez (5-7) allowed two runs (one earned), three hits and struck out eight in six innings and survived a season-high six walks in defeating Colorado for the second time this season.

Jeremy Guthrie (3-7), in relief of rookie Christian Friedrich, allowed Grandal’s go-ahead homer to take the loss. Friedrich yielded one run, five hits and struck out five in five innings.

The Rockies took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when pinch hitter Eric Young Jr. walked and scored after Grandal threw wild down the right-field line on Dexter Fowler’s sacrifice bunt. Fowler was thrown out trying to make it to third base by Chris Denorfia, who had three hits.

Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 to extend his home hitting streak to 19 games.

The Padres had two players hit two home runs apiece for the first time since Aug. 24, 2007, when Adrian Gonzalez and Milton Bradley accomplished the feat in a 14-3 victory at Philadelphia. ... Colorado's Todd Helton singled in the second inning to tie Mickey Mantle for 114th on the career hits list with 2,415. … Volquez entered the game with the second-worst walks per nine innings in baseball at 5.15 and the second-worst run support in the National League at 2.48. … San Diego catcher Nick Hundley was optioned to Triple-A Tucson to make room for Grandal, who was hitting .335 with six homers in 35 RBIs in Tucson. … According to Elias Sports Bureau, Grandal is the ninth Padre to homer for his first major league hit. … Rosario’s homer was the first allowed by Volquez in his last four starts. … The Padres also hit four homers in an 11-7 loss at the Chicago Cubs on May 28.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Colorado
Edinson Volquez Player Christian Friedrich
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
8 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 5
1.50 ERA 1.80
San Diego   Colorado
Chris Denorfia Player Jordan Pacheco
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 12 4 25 .324 12 7 8 2 1 2
Colorado 6 1 10 .194 17 14 3 6 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Rockies have a W/L % of .367 after a win and .404 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Padres have a W/L % of .321 after a win and .392 after a loss.
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