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Game Wrap: Rockies 7, Padres 5

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In their first appearance at the modified PETCO park, the Rockies nab back-and-forth affair, pound two homers against former closer, and Dexter Fowler is actually kind of good at hitting baseballs.

Denis Poroy

So it turns out this Dexter guy is actually kind of good at baseball. For the second time in his career, he hit two home runs in a single game. His two home runs, both solo shots, would likely have made it over the old dimensions of PETCO.

For the first 8 innings it was a back-and-forth affair. Every time one team scored, the opposing team responded, run for run, the following half of an inning. The rockies struck early against Tyson Ross in the top of the first, but gave up the lead in the bottom of the inning following Yonder Alonso’s two run home run against Jon Garland.

Dexter hit his first homerun of the game in the top of the 5th, a run that was answered by Will Venable and Nick Hundley in the bottom of the inning. The Padres gained their first lead of the game after Wilton Lopez entered the game in the seventh. Luckily the rockies responded the very next inning. Todd Helton doubled in the first run of the inning. He was 3-for-4 on the night, which more than doubled his batting average, which had been sitting at .095 before tonight’s game.

The first out of the 9th inning was a quick fly ball out off the bat of Reid Brignac. Dexter Fowler and Josh Rutledge followed this up with back-to-back home runs against former Rockies closer Huston Street. This was Fowler’s second long shot of the game and Rutledge’s first of the year.


The Graph:

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