The Colorado Rockies picked up and 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night to win the three-game series. Starter Juan Nicasio picked up his first victory of the season with six-plus innings, allowing three runs on a solo home run and a two-run home run, both by Chase Headley. He was charged with a fourth run after he left the game when Esmil Rogers threw a wild pitch on a strikeout with the bases loaded. Nicasio picked up his first career RBI when he singled in Chris Nelson during the sixth inning, scoring the team's eighth and final run.
Jonathan Herrera, starting at second base as a result of Marco Scutaro moving over to shortstop for the resting Troy Tulowitzki, had the most unlikely of events happen, for him at least, during this game: He hit a two-run home run in the second inning. That homer was part of a five-run frame that included a two-run double by Chris Nelson and an RBI double off Dexter Fowler's bat.
Michael Cuddyer, who left the game in the sixth inning after a toe injury (that appears minor), belted a two-run home run in the fifth inning for the other Rockies runs. He fouled a ball off his foot during that at-bat, prompting the later exit.
The Rockies (6-6, 5-4 home) are off on Thursday before they start a three-game road series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday evening.