Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an entire year of watching baseball from anywhere other than the ballpark. The occasional memory refresher can come in handy. Here’s a reminder of what we may have missed while most of us were still staying at home.
The Padres (20-16) defeated the Colorado Rockies (12-23) by a score of 8-1 in first of three games at Coors Field after the previous day’s game was postponed. Dinelson Lamet (0-0, 1.50) allowed one run on one hit and a walk with one strikeout in two innings. Miguel Diaz (1-0, 0.00) pitched three shutout innings of relief with one hit, no walks, and one strikeout. Raimel Tapia scored on a ground out by Charlie Blackmon in the first inning.
Antonio Senzatela (1-4, 5.97) gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings. Manny Machado hit a two-run home run with Jake Cronenworth on base in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, Tucupita Marcano scored on a sacrifice fly by Austin Nola, Ha-Seong Kim reached on a fielder’s choice that drove in Tommy Pham, Machado hit a bases-loaded triple to score Kim, Trent Grisham, & Cronenworth, and Machado came home on a single by Eric Hosmer.
Fernando Tatis Jr., Jurickson Profar, and Jorge Mateo were placed on the 10-day injured list before the game after Tatis Jr. tested positive for COVID. Profar and Mateo were due to contact tracing.
Wil Myers appear injure himself making a catch in the first inning but stayed in the game. He was replaced by Marcano in the third inning for what turned out to be a positive COVID test. Hosmer was also removed for contact tracing in the seventh inning.