The Sim Rockies and Sim Padres kept a tight game through the first six innings, but San Diego ultimately pulled ahead and won 5-2.
With the Padres quickly getting a run on the board in the top of the first, the Rockies were left to play catch up the rest of the game. In the fourth, David Dahl tied it up at one with a double out to right-center field, scoring Nolan Arenado. San Diego retook the lead in the sixth, but once again, Dahl came through when he stepped up to the plate and hit a sac fly to bring in Arenado from third.
Unfortunately, in the seventh inning, Trent Grisham hit a solo home run, and Will Myers crossed home plate from a double by Brian Dozier, which gave the Padres a 4-2 lead. Wade Davis gave San Diego their fifth and final run in the eighth, an RBI double to Robbie Grossman.
This wasn’t German Marquez’s best outing. Marquez threw 5.1 innings with 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO. His ERA this season is a 6.09.
In the second inning, Garret Hampson was pulled from the game after injuring himself while getting caught stealing second base. He is listed day-to-day with a groin injury. This is a big loss for the Rox. Hampson had recently taken over as the starting center fielder and has been putting up consistent numbers at the plate.
Hopefully, the Rockies can get the win Sunday and avoid getting swept on Father’s Day. Kyle Freeland will take the mound opposite Zach Davies. A broadcast of the game will not be available, but a game recap will be published on Purple Row!