Colorado 11, San Diego 10

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 2, 2012 3:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Angel Campos,
Attendance - 30678

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 2 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 1 10 20 2
Colorado 0 0 7 0 0 0 3 1 11 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 62-73 33-33 29-40 L2
Colorado 55-77 30-41 25-36 W2

Recap

Rockies 11, Padres 10: Chris Nelson belted a three-run homer in the seventh inning to erase a deficit as host Colorado overcame career performances by San Diego's Chase Headley and Alexi Amarista to clinch the series with a wild victory.

After Tyler Colvin and Ramon Hernandez hit two-run shots during a seven-run third that gave the Rockies a 7-3 lead, San Diego bounced back to score the game's next six runs. But with runners on second and third and one out in the seventh, Nelson rudely greeted Brad Brach (1-4) by drilling his 1-1 pitch over the wall in center field for his seventh blast.

Colorado added two crucial runs in the eighth en route to its 14th win in 20 games. Headley collected a career-high six RBIs in the losing effort, hitting a two-run homer in the first inning, a two-run single in the fourth and RBI base hits in both the third and sixth.

Amarista co-highlighted a 20-hit effort by going 5-for-5 with two RBIs for San Diego, which has dropped two straight after winning 10 of 11.

Trailing 3-0, the Rockies erupted for seven runs in the third against Padres rookie Casey Kelly. Jonathan Herrera drew a leadoff walk and scored two batters later on Dexter Fowler's single.

Jordan Pacheco tied the game later in the frame with a two-run double and Colvin followed with his 17th home run for a 5-3 advantage. Nelson reached on an error by second baseman Amarista before Hernandez launched his fifth blast to cap the uprising.

Guillermo Moscoso (1-1) retired the only batter he faced in the seventh to notch the win and Rafael Betancourt allowed three consecutive two-out singles before nailing down his 27th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Starter Jeff Francis made two of the three outs in Colorado's seven-run third inning. ... After an impressive major-league debut, Kelly struggled in his second start. Kelly, who tossed six scoreless innings against Atlanta on Monday, was tagged for seven runs - five earned - and eight hits over 5 2/3 frames versus the Rockies. ... Colorado activated RHP Edgmer Escalona from the 15-day disabled list. The reliever, who had been sidelined with inflammation in his right triceps tendon, went 0-1 with an 11.88 ERA in nine appearances earlier this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Colorado
Casey Kelly Player Jeff Francis
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 3.2
5 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 10
7.94 ERA 12.27
Hitting
San Diego   Colorado
Alexi Amarista Player Dexter Fowler
5 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
0 HR 0
6 TB 3
1.000 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 20 1 25 .465 20 8 10 1 2 2
Colorado 11 3 23 .324 12 7 11 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Rockies have a W/L % of .407 after a win and .423 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Padres have a W/L % of .516 after a win and .411 after a loss.