Ha-Seong Kim homered and drove in three runs, and Jake Cronenworth contributed three hits to guide the San Diego Padres to an 8-1 victory Sunday and a cut up of a four-game collection in opposition to the Colorado Rockies.
The Padres had been taking part in their second recreation since Fernando Tatis Jr. went on the injured record with a shoulder drawback. That they had loads of punch with out him within the collection finale in opposition to the Rockies.
“All I’m attempting to do goes on the market and do what I can do finest, offensively and defensively,” Kim, who performed in Tatis’ spot at shortstop, stated by a translator. “(I’m) simply attempting to assist the group win, that’s all.”
Rookie starter Reiss Knehr made his second massive league look and lasted three innings. He gave up one run and two hits for San Diego after beginning instead of Chris Paddack, who went on the injured record Saturday with a left indirect pressure.
“To throw strikes, to pound the zone, that’s precisely what you need to see,” San Diego supervisor Jayce Tingler stated. “What we would have liked right now is strictly what he gave us — these three innings.”
San Diego’s Craig Stammen (5-2) earned the win in reduction, retiring the facet so as within the one inning he pitched.
Rockies starter Austin Gomber (8-6) lasted just one inning. He threw 40 pitches and gave up 4 runs, 4 hits and two walks.
“It was not my day,” Gomber stated.
Cronenworth and Kim hit two-run doubles in that first inning to present San Diego a 4-0 lead.
Sam Hilliard hit a solo homer within the second for the Rockies, however the Padres tacked on a run within the fourth off Ashton Goudeau on a pinch-hit double by Eric Hosmer.
Wil Myers singled residence Cronenworth within the fifth, and Kim hit a solo homer within the sixth for a 7-1 lead.
San Diego added one other run in within the seventh when Austin Nola hit a sacrifice fly.
Goudeau changed Gomber within the second inning. Along with settling issues down on the mound, he singled within the third in his first main league at-bat.
“Everybody was saying congratulations, it was fairly cool,” Goudeau stated. “It’s at all times thrilling when somebody will get their first hit, particularly when it is a pitcher.”
Rockies: OF Yonathan Daza returned for the Rockies after happening the COVID-19 IL on July 16.
Padres: Tingler stated he expects LHP Matt Strahm (proper patellar tendon surgical procedure) to be activated on Tuesday for the beginning of the Padres’ two-game collection in Oakland. Strahm, who hasn’t pitched this season, was one of many Padres’ handiest relievers final 12 months.
Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (1-6, 4.52 ERA) begins Tuesday within the first of three video games at residence versus the Cubs.
Padres: LHP Blake Snell (4-4, 5.44) takes the mound on Tuesday within the opener of the collection at Oakland.