The Rockies defeated the Padres 6-3 in the final game against the two clubs in the 2016 season.
The Padres started off the scoring in the second inning. Adam Rosales hit his tenth home run of the season off starter Chad Bettis to give the Padres an early 1-0 lead.
The Rockies took the lead in the fourth. David Dahl blooped a double to left field, and Mark Reynolds drove him home with a two-run dinger. It was Reynolds’s 14th home run of the season. The Rockies weren’t done. With two outs, Tony Wolters singled to center field, and Jarred Cosart walked the next two batters, Chad Bettis and Charlie Blackmon, to load the bases. He also walked the next batter, DJ LeMahieu, to give the Rockies a 3-1 lead. That was enough to cause Padres’ manager Andy Green to remove Cosart and replace him with José Dominguez. Dominguez gave up a two-run single to Carlos González, whcih gave the Rockies a 5-1 lead after four. Wolters drove in another run in the fifth inning to make it 6-1.
Reynolds had to leave the game early. In the fourth, a 96 mph Dominguez fastball hit Reynolds in the hand. It’s not clear he’s injured or re-injured his hand, which he recently had surgery on. He might have been removed for precautionary reasons and because of the expanded roster.
Update: Thomas Harding tweeted after the game that the hit by pitch broke Reynolds’s left hand. He’s going to miss the remainder of the season.
The Padres closed the gap a little bit in the sixth inning, when Wil Myers drove in two runs with a double. It made it a 6-3 game. One more hit that put runners on the corners with one out was enough to push Bettis from the game. Chris Rusin entered the game to record two outs and secure the lead.
Bettis finished with 5.1 innings pitched. He allowed five hits and three runs, and he walked one while striking out three. Bettis cruised through five innings. He really only struggled in the fifth inning.
Rusin stayed on for another inning, and he pitched 1.2 total scoreless innings in all. Boone Logan and Adam Ottavino also threw scoreless frames to wrap up the 6-3 win, as well as the sweep.
Next, the Rockies face the Cardinals for three games at Coors Field. The series begins tomorrow night at 6:40 MT. Tyler Anderson will get the start for the Rockies against Carlos Martínez.