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Rockies 12, Padres 2: The perfect type of win

This one was never close

The Rockies easily beat the Padres 12-2 on Friday. The win brings the Rockies ever so closer to getting back to .500, as they now sit at 18-20 and 6.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West.

German does it all

The Rockies jumped to a 2-0 lead after three innings, but they exploded for seven runs in the fourth to make it a 9-0 game. Silver Slugger German Márquez played a role in the offensive outburst, hitting a three run double. Daniel Murphy then drove Márquez in with a double of his own.

Márquez wasn’t bad on the mound, either. He gave up 10 hits, and that traffic prevented him from making it out of the sixth inning. But he struck out seven batters and didn’t walk anyone while giving up two runs. The three RBIs made up for those runs allowed anyhow.

The home run race is on

Trevor Story led the team in home runs for most of the early part of the season while Nolan Arenado was stuck at 0. Arenado has been hitting a lot of balls over the fence as of late though, and he now leads the Rockies with 10. Story, however, hit his ninth on Friday. That puts him one behind Nolan.

I believe we’re setting up for a home run race.

Up next

Saturday’s game begins at 6:10 Denver time. Jon Gray gets the start for the Rockies, who will face lefty Joey Lucchessi.