Sunday, April 2, 2023

CJ Cron hits 2 HRs, gives Rockies 10-4 win over Padres

DENVER ( Associated Press) — CJ Krone hit twice and scored five of his three hits, with Randall Grichuk going deep as well as the Colorado Rockies suffered a seven-game loss with a 10-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Broke the chain. ,

Charlie Blackmon added three hits for the Rockies, including a run-scoring triple and an RBI single.

Trent Grisham made it home for San Diego, which lost its eighth straight loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. It is the longest road in San Diego with a losing streak to NL West-rivaling Rockies. The Padres were coming off a four-game series sweep of the Chicago Cubs and won eight of their last 10.

Rookie McKenzie Gore (4-3) hits another rough out against the Rockies. He went in more than four innings and was tagged for a career-high eight runs on nine hits, including a three-run drive in the bottom of Crohn’s homer and Grichuk’s fourth, which gave the Rockies a 6–0 lead. Got it “He’s got a good hand. He’s got good stuff,” said Rockies manager Bud Black. “We took advantage of some balls that were in the strike zone and we hit them.”

Gore also faced the Rockies on his last start in the second game of the doubleheader last Saturday, and failed to exit the third inning, making a career-low six in 2 1/3 innings.

Kyle Freeland (3-5) played seven innings, six scoreless. The Padres tagged him for four in the fifth inning when Grisham led with a homer. Juriksson Prof added a sacrificial fly and Manny Machado and Luke Voight hit consecutive RBI doubles as the Padres closed within 6-4.

The Rockies added a pair of runs in the bottom half of the fifth. Blackmon singled out Gore’s side ahead of Crone’s second homer. It was Crone’s second multi-homer game of the season and the 15th game of his career. Gore then went to Brendan Rodgers and was relieved by Mike Clevinger.

Krone’s second homer traveled 486 feet, landing on the ground behind left-field bleachers. It was the longest home run of his career and the second longest run of the season after a 496-foot drive by Miami’s Jesus Sanchez at Coors Field on May 30.

“I was just trying to get a good swing on a ball in the zone and luckily, usually when I get them out they go out, so I had to try to make that solid contact more often and keep going. Tried to stay,” Crohn said. Told.

Freeland hailed the run support that Rocky started early on and built up during the game.

“It’s great,” Freeland said. “It allows you and our starting pitchers to breathe a little easier and puts a little pressure on us where we can go in there and really work, just fill the strike zone and get out early.”

rough stuff

Gore allowed one home run this season, in his debut against Atlanta on April 15, before dropping three in his latest start in Colorado. He has conceded more runs in his last two starts against Rocky (6 1/3 innings pitch, 14 earned runs), which is more than his other combined starts (48.0 IP, 8 ER).

instructor room

Padres: RHP Joe Musgrove has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, and RHP Reece Nehar was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to fill their roster spot. … In separate moves, RHP Clevinger was reinstated from the COVID-related list, Matt Beatty was transferred to the 60-day IL and RHP Kyle Tyler was selected for El Paso.

Rockies: LHP Ty Bloch, who was on a 15-day injured list a week ago with a left wrist strain, is being sent to Triple-A Albuquerque for rehab work beginning Wednesday. He is on track for June 26 reinstatement from IL. … Kris Bryant, who has been battling a lower back injury for most of the season, is expected to start rehab with Albuquerque in the next day or two. He may rejoin the Rockies as soon as next week during the team’s Interleague series in Minnesota.

make a move

The Rockies recalled fielder Alan Trejo from Triple-A Albuquerque a day after adding outfielder Sam Hilliard to their top-of-form club.


Colorado RHP German Marquez (3-5, 6.09 ERA) will be looking for a third straight win against San Diego RHP Nick Martinez (2-3, 3.74 ERA) starting Saturday night.


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