San Diego 4, Colorado 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 15, 2012 8:35 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 27651

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 58-86 31-43 27-43 L1
San Diego 70-76 39-35 31-41 W1

Recap

Padres 4, Rockies 3: Jesus Guzman belted a three-run homer and rookie Casey Kelly tossed six solid innings as host San Diego evened its series with Colorado at a game apiece.

After Andy Parrino opened the scoring with an RBI double in the second inning, Guzman gave the Padres a 4-0 advantage in the third after crushing a shot to straight-away center field. Guzman deposited a fastball from Drew Pomeranz (1-9) over the wall for his seventh homer - and first since he belted two in a 5-3 win over San Francisco on July 25.

Guzman and Parrino joined Logan Forsythe and Yasmani Grandal with a pair of hits for the Padres, who continued their late surge by winning for the 18th time in 24 games.

Making his fourth career start, Kelly (2-1) looked like a seasoned veteran. The 22-year-old struck out six to avenge a brutal outing against the Rockies on Sept. 2 in which he yielded seven runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Chris Nelson had an RBI double and Charlie Blackmon added a run-scoring single to chase Kelly in the seventh inning. Brad Brach allowed DJ LeMahieu's sacrifice fly, but Luke Gregerson struck out a pair in the ninth for his eighth save as the Rockies fell for the eighth time in 10 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Diego honored longtime broadcaster Jerry Coleman by unveiling a statue on Saturday. Coleman, who is the only major league player to see combat in two wars, joined Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn as the only Padres to be represented with statues outside Petco Park. Coleman has 70 years of major league service - including 40 with the Padres. ... San Diego's Cameron Maybin went 1-for-4 to improve to 11-for-21 in his last five games versus Colorado. ... Colorado SS Josh Rutledge, who went 0-for-4 on Saturday, has failed to get a hit in 21 consecutive at-bats.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   San Diego
Drew Pomeranz Player Casey Kelly
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 7
12.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Colorado   San Diego
Charlie Blackmon Player Logan Forsythe
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 8 0 9 .242 8 9 3 0 0 0
San Diego 9 1 13 .281 16 7 4 2 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Padres have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Rockies have a W/L % of .379 after a win and .419 after a loss.