Colorado Rockies morning after: 3 things to like from sweep of the Padres
2. Tapia developing into a dangerous hitter
The Rockies leadoff hitter has been on a tear recently at the plate. With his three hits Wednesday, including two doubles, the left fielder extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games, which is also the longest active streak in the Majors this season.
During the streak, he has amassed five, 3-hit games and has batted .450 (27 for 60). He is in the Top 10 in the National League in both hits (76) and batting average (.299).
3. Gomber on a roll on the hill
In Colorado’s 3-2 victory Monday, Austin Gomber tossed eight shutout innings to earn his fourth win in his last five decisions and improve his pitching record to 6-5. In his last seven starts, he has a 1.28 ERA (42 IP, 6 ER). After issuing seven walks in his first outing as a Rockie on April 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the left-hander has whiffed 41 and issued only three walks in his last seven appearances for a 13.67 strikeout/walk ratio. That ratio was a Major League-best entering action Wednesday.
With the sweep of the Padres, Colorado continues its seven-game homestand with the opener of a four-game set Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. (Mountain time) with German Marquez (4-6, 4.60) scheduled to take the mound for the Rox.