Hoffman solid, if unspectacular
Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman had his second solid start since his call up in early September. Hoffman pitched 5 2⁄3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits with a pair of walks and eight strikeouts. All of the Padres damage against Hoffman came courtesy of the long ball, as Wil Myers hit a solo home run against him in the fifth, followed by a two-run homer from Manny Machado in the sixth.
Walks do not haunt
The scoring opportunities the Rockies had in the game came largely courtesy of the free pass, as Padres starter Joey Lucchesi walked five in his six innings of work. However, Garrett Hampson struck out with two outs and the bases loaded after a pair of Lucchesi walks in the fourth, ending the Rockies best scoring chance on the night.
The Rockies will look for their first series win in three weeks in tomorrow’s rubber game against the Padres. Peter Lambert will take the mound for the Rockies against San Diego’s Eric Lauer. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. Mountain time.