The Rockies beat the Padres 5-2 after a fast start on Wednesday night. The offense spotted Jon Gray five runs in the first two innings, and it was more than enough for him and the bullpen. The Rockies now stand 3-3 after their first six games.
Charlie Blackmon keeps the story going
After signing a contract extension earlier in the day, Blackmon had two hits and scored two runs in the first two innings (Arenado brought him home in the first, LeMahieu in the second). Not all games are like this, but they exemplify one reason why Blackmon has been so valuable to the Rockies. He gets on base and scores a lot of runs because of it.
Jon Gray stole the show
While Blackmon was yesterday’s big daytime story, Gray took the mantle at night. He had all three of his pitches working and exhibited excellent command. In all, Gray allowed four hits and struck out seven batters in seven scoreless innings. Maybe most impressively, he didn’t walk anybody. The poor showing on Opening Day in Arizona is now a little further in the rearview mirror.
CarGo did this, but in regular speed
The Rockies and Padres wrap up their four-game set tomorrow. Tyler Anderson will try to pull a Jon Gray and make his second start of the season a whole lot better than his first. The game starts at 1:40 MT. Afterwards, the Rockies will head home for their first games at Coors Field in 2018.