The Rockies outslugged the Padres 9-6 on Thursday night in the series opener at Coors Field. The win lifts the Rockies to 36-32 and begins a new home winning streak after the Cubs snapped their 10-game streak on Wednesday. Charlie Blackmon and Daniel Murphy each had multi-hit nights, including two homers for Chuck Nazty.
With all due respect to Ken Rosenthal, bring on more dingers. Especially when they come in bunches like they did for the Rockies on Thursday. First, it was this two-run shot to extend the Rockies lead to three in the bottom of the second from Trevor Story.
It's #StoryTime #VoteStory: https://t.co/kbccZ9cKVf pic.twitter.com/YYUvDAYJ7h— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 14, 2019
Then it was the wind helping Charlie Blackmon, and then him earning one all on his own after that to give us taco’s.
Home run no. 13 on the 13th!— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 14, 2019
Double the Nazty, double the fun! pic.twitter.com/WKkgBTo7Bc— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 14, 2019
Charlie finished the night 4-for-5 with two home runs, a triple, and four RBI. Like I said, MOAR DINGERZ!
Oh, and it wasn’t as flashy, but Daniel Murphy was 3-for-5 with a double and has an OPS north of 1.000 over the last two weeks.
Emblematic Jon Gray start
Jon continued to have success against the Padres, recording 10 strikeouts over six innings—all with no walks. He did allow four runs on nine hits, but the offense was able to do more than enough to pick him up. Frankly, I’m flabbergasted that every Jon Gray start seems to be a referendum on Jon Gray, Starter, but I guess that’s where we are.
Take away the bad BABIP luck and the manufactured run on an infield in-betweener and one mistake with his fourth-best pitch and this is a great Jon Gray outing, but without all those things, is it even a Jon Gray outing?— Dan Lucero (@danluceroshow) June 14, 2019
Indeed, Dan. Indeed.
Game two of the four game set is scheduled for 6:40 pm MT on Friday. Cal Quantrill is scheduled to face off against Jeff Hoffman. Possible thunderstorms are in the forecast but, as of now, don’t seem likely to jeopardize the game.