Bud Black won his 1,000th career game on Sunday
For Bud Black, now in his sixth season leading the Rox, Sunday’s victory allowed the skipper to reach a milestone—his 1,000th career managerial win. Black is now 1,000-1,073 overall in 15 Major League seasons having guided San Diego to a 649-713 mark from 2007-15.
“It shows that I’ve had some longevity,” he said about reaching the 1,000-win plateau.
“But that’s a tribute to the players that I’ve had and the two teams that I have managed—to have faith in me to manage the club. The players, the coaches, the front office, the people behind the scenes, they are all part of this.
“We do a little postgame stuff after we win and there were some nice things said that I’ll remember.”
Thanks to a Los Angeles error, Colorado tallied three unearned runs in the first inning, which featured a run-scoring single by newly acquired Randal Grichuk.
Cron’s two-run blast to deep left field came as part of a three-run third inning that gave the Rox a 6-0 lead.
The Dodgers battled back against Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela, touching the righthander for nine hits and four runs in 3.1 innings. Three of those runs were unearned, however, when left fielder Kris Bryant misplayed a two-out fly ball that allowed three Dodgers runs to cross the plate.
Díaz lined his home run to left field in the seventh inning to give Blach plenty enough of a cushion heading into the final two innings.
Díaz was one of four Colorado players with two hits. Bryant, Cron, and Yonathan Daza (making his first start of the season) each collected a pair of hits.