SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some good pitching, hitting and protection carried the Colorado Rockies to an enormous win over the San Diego Padres that accomplished a 4-3 West Coast journey for the NL West’s last-place group.
Ryan McMahon hit a go-ahead, two-run double with two outs within the eighth inning and Germán Márquez pitched seven robust innings to steer the Rockies to a 4-2 victory Sunday. Add in Yonathan Daza reaching above the left discipline wall to rob Kim Ha-seaong of a house run, and was a pleasant day general for the Rockies.
The Rockies gained consecutive video games to separate the four-game sequence with the Padres, who performed a second straight sport with out supervisor Bob Melvin. He went into COVID-19 protocols Saturday night time together with bench coach Ryan Christenson earlier than the second sport of a doubleheader. Quality management coach Ryan Flaherty managed the Padres once more.
The Padres stated Melvin and Christenson weren’t going to fly with the group to Chicago. Also remaining in San Diego have been starter Mike Clevinger and reliever Adrian Morejon, who went on the COVID-19 injured record Saturday.
San Diego’s Manny Machado had two singles, leaving him two hits shy of 1,500.
With the rating tied at 2 and two outs within the eighth, McMahon doubled into the precise discipline nook off Luis García (4-3) to usher in Sam Hilliard and José Iglesias. C.J. Cron and Iglesias hit consecutive one-out singles and Hilliard pinch-ran for Cron.
“It was big for Mac,” supervisor Bud Black stated. “You know how he feels about this team and his responsibility. That was big for him. It was a really good swing on a split-finger pitch that he dropped the head and barrel. That’s going to make the flight a little easier for all of us.”
McMahon stated he is been “due for a very long time, I’m simply glad one lastly discovered the bottom. Nothing feels higher than coming by means of in your teammates, preserving the sport from going extras and giving your group the lead late the sport.”
Daniel Bard struck out the side in the ninth, including Machado, for his 13th save.
Márquez (3-5) held the Padres to two runs and six hits while striking out six and walking none.
The right-hander faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings before Luke Voit drove his second pitch of the fifth an estimated 438 feet onto the top balcony of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left field corner to pull San Diego to 2-1. It was Voit’s sixth homer of the season and the 29th shot onto the top deck since Petco Park opened in 2004.
Eric Hosmer tied it at 2 with a sacrifice fly in the seventh that brought in Machado, who was aboard on a leadoff single.
“Everything was working,” Márquez said. “I was back in the zone with the fastball and my breaking ball was good today. I feel that is the point, always attack.”
Black said he was happy with the pitching on this trip, which included taking two of three at San Francisco.
“The bullpen did their job, starting pitching did their job and that’s what it takes,” Black said. “The power of our group is the muse of our beginning pitching and their capability to maintain us in video games. I feel you noticed that on this journey in opposition to two superb groups.”
Daza made a spectacular leaping catch to rob Kim Ha-seong of a homer leading off the sixth. Daza also had three singles and scored a run.
“Like I say all the time, I’m playing for my pitcher,” Daza said. “I got a chance to make a good play and it feels amazing.”
Said Márquez: “It was unbelievable, man. Oh my god. I have to buy him dinner. It was an amazing play.”
The Rockies touched lefty Blake Snell for two runs in the fourth on Iglesias’ one-out RBI single followed by Randal Grichuk’s sacrifice fly.
Snell retired the first two Rockies batters in the fifth before loading the bases on two singles and a walk. He got out of the jam when Iglesias hit into a force.
Rockies: Placed RHP Tyler Kinley on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Thursday with a right elbow ulnar nerve injury, and recalled RHP Chad Smith from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-3, 4.83) is scheduled to start Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series against Cleveland.
Padres: RHP Yu Darvish (5-3, 3.61) is scheduled to start Monday night in the opener of a four game series at the Chicago Cubs, who will counter with LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 4.79).
Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This materials might not be printed, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed with out permission.