The Colorado Rockies are leading 5-2 over the San Diego Padres in middle of the sixth inning on Wednesday afternoon after a four-run top of the sixth. With lefty starter Christian Friedrich making his MLB debut, the Rockies are eyeing a victory for their former 2008 draft pick.
In five innings so far, Friedrich has allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk while impressively striking out seven hitters. Colorado was trailing 2-0 early after some poor defense didn't help Friedrich's cause, but the offense has finally gotten to Padres starter Anthony Bass over the past few innings.
In the fourth, Jason Giambi hit a RBI double that could've potentially ignited a rally, but Michael Cuddyer was thrown out at the plate for the second out of the frame and then the following batter, Wilin Rosario, struck out to end the inning.
The Rockies were able to take advantage of an error from San Diego shortstop Andy Parrino in the sixth inning, stringing together a series of hits to land four runs on the scoreboard. Chris Nelson hit an RBI single to follow up a two-run double by Rosario that extended the Rockies' lead to four, knocking Bass out of the game.