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Rockies Rookie Beats Padres

In his first career big league start the Rockies Christian Friedrich gets the win to avoid a sweep by San Diego

Thursday, May 10, 2012  |  Updated 6:15 AM PDT
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Rockies Rookie Beats Padres

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Home plate umpire Tom Hallion makes the call after Chase Headley was tagged out - May 9.

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The afternoon at PETCO Park started with promise. For the third consecutive game the Friars got a first inning run. Jesus Guzman's single off rookie starter Christian Friedrich scored Chris Denorfia to give the Padres a 1-0 lead.

Padres starter Anthony Bass(1-4) took the loss despite allowing only one earned run in five plus innings. As it has so many times this season an untimely error proved to be the difference.

The Rockies scored four unearned runs in the sixth against Bass. Shortstop Andy Parrino committed a costly fielding error on Jonathan Herrera's one out ground ball. The flood gates opened after a double by Carlos Gonzalez, a sac fly by Michael Cuddyer and intentional walk to Jason Giambi and a two RBI double off the left field wall by Wilin Rosario.

The Padres bats were quiet. They didn't produce any runs after the third inning. Friedrich, in his big league debut, got the win. Rafael Betancourt pitched a perfect ninth inning for Colorado to get the save.

The Padres are off Thursday, then start a five game road trip in Philadelphia Friday.

NOTES: In 2011 the Padres were 1-3 at Philadelphia. Starting pitcher Joe Wieland, who is experiencing soreness in his throwing elbow, will be placed on the disabled list Friday. 

 

 

 

The Rockies scored four unearned runs in the sixth against Anthony Bass (1-4) after shortstop Andy Parrino committed a fielding error on Jonathan Herrera 's grounder with one out. Carlos Gonzalez doubled and Michael Cuddyer followed with a sacrifice fly. Giambi was intentionally walked before Rosario hit a high fly ball that bounced off the top of the fence in left, bringing in Gonzalez and Giambi.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/gameflash/2012/05/09/40953_recap.html#ixzz1uQtooQ8j

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