The San Diego Padres traveled to Colorado for a four-game set versus the Rockies. Despite leading the entire game, it became a nail bitter at the end of a 6-5 Padres win.
Closer Taylor Rogers got the Rockies lone all-star C.J. Cron to ground out with the tying run on second base. The Padres came into today trailing the season series 2-5 and there was a slight moment in the 9th where anyone might think “is this the moment?” In regards to Colorado’s success over the Padres. But, nope the boys came through.
Player of the game
After tonight’s performance, the C.J. Abrams train is back on board. Not only being an absolute glove defensively, but the rookie’s 8th inning three-run shot also ended up being the difference-maker.
C.J. Abrams— Leo Luna (@LeoLuna93) July 12, 2022
First 20 games:
.182 1 HR 4 RBI in 55 ABs
Last 19 games (since called up)
.286 1 HR 7 RBI in 56 ABs
There’s no doubt Abrams looks more polished since being called back up to the big leagues. An increased batting by over .100 since the first stint.
The already mentioned Cron ground out would be my pick. With three runs already surrendered in the 9th inning what would be one more? I mean it was the Rockies best hitter at the plate.
The lefty on righty matchup was 100% in Colorado’s favor. What happened before that ground would’ve been irrelevant if Cron recorded the game-tying hit.
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