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Rockies 3, Padres 1: Colorado splits series in San Diego

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Franklin Morales holds on long enough for Rockies' offense to find a way to score.

Denis Poroy

There was much trepidation here at Purple Row for the final game of this road trip.  Luck and umpires' strike zones had been going against the Rockies for the past week and facing Ian Kennedy with Franklin Morales on the mound did not provide a lot of confidence amongst fans, but that is why they play the game.

Morales was effectively wild early before settling down after giving up a home run to former Rockie farmhand Xavier Nady.  His excess of pitches early only cost him from going farther in the game though as he ended up with five strikeouts to only one walk and one run in six innings.

Ian Kennedy was also throwing a gem, frustrating Rockies' hitters with a no-hitter until the sixth and a shutout until the seventh.  However, Corey Dickerson, filling in the three spot for Carlos Gonzalez, got things started in the seventh and the Rockies scored three quick runs to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Rex Brothers recovered from his struggles earlier in the week to have a successful inning without giving up more than two balls to any hitter.  Boone Logan held in the eighth and LaTroy Hawkins got help from a double play to continue his perfection in save opportunities.

A quick note to fellow fans.  I apologize for not being invovled on the game thread as the internet from Tropicana Field in Tampa was horrible, likely due to all of the Yankees fans who showed up.  On a side note, I was able to watch a triple play turned by New York and see Jeter in his final year...but I had to wait to see the Rockies' game.

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