Coors Coors Coors. The double-edged sword of ballparks. The Friars had a bit of a mirror match against the Rockies tonight, going mostly tit-for-tat through 7 innings. But one crooked inning tipped the favor against the Pads.
Runs, lots of them. Home runs, singles, doubles, sac flies. Jose Pirela lead scoring in the 1st with an RBI double to score Carlos Asuaje. Jabari Blash would then squeeze an RBI off an error from Alexi Amarista, scoring Wil Myers and Pirela, putting the Pads up by 3.
Though the Friars couldn’t keep up with the Rockies’ offense, Myers did hit his 17th homer of the season. Erick Aybar produced with a sac fly, and Matt Szczur notched an RBI-single. But in terms of firsts, it was Asuaje in the 7th who hit his very first major league home run, a blast to center.
Despite the hot offense the Pads failed to execute on half of their RISP opportunities. They stranded 6 potential runs throughout the game, 13 total left on base through 9 innings. Jose Torres offered the go-ahead runs in his 2 innings of relief. The bullpen gave up 3 of the 9 total Rockies runs.
Dinelson Lamet was looking far from fresh. In four innings he gave up 5 earned runs on 4 hits. Though he struck out 7 in just 4 innings, his one home run and 4 total walks spoiled his outing and gave the Pads too steep of a hill to climb. Lamet’s 6 runs allowed was a bit of a stinker, almost just as bad as his last start against the Indians. July has not been kind to Dinelson.