Colorado Rockies morning after: 3 numbers to know from Monday
By Kevin Henry
The Colorado Rockies opened their final homestand before the All-Star Game break with a 6-5 loss to the San Diego Padres on Monday night. The loss snapped a nine-game home winning streak for the Rockies against their National League West rivals.
While the Colorado Rockies dropped the game, they did score a pair of runs in the ninth inning and had C.J. Cron at the plate representing the winning run before San Diego’s Taylor Rogers was able to put an end to the rally for his 24th save of the season.
Here are three numbers to know from the Colorado Rockies loss to the San Diego Padres on Monday night
1,000 — That’s the number of career hits for Rockies shortstop José Iglesias after his eighth-inning double. The RBI double was the moment that Iglesias became the 19th Cuban-born player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 1,000-hit milestone.
“I like numbers. I like big numbers that pass the test of time. He has proven to be a quality Major League player,” Colorado manager Bud Black said of Iglesias. “A thousand hits is a lot, right? José combines a premium defensive position with 1,000 hits and he has passed the test of time.”
Iglesias was unavailable for comment after the game.
2.13 — That’s the ERA for starting pitcher Jose Ureña after his first two starts for the Rockies. In 12.1 innings of work against the Padres on Monday and the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, the right-hander has surrendered 12 hits, but he has been able to work his way out of jams as he did on Monday night.
15 — That’s how many games Colorado reliever Lucas Gilbreath had gone without allowing an earned run before Manny Machado launched a 2-2 pitch to the Coors Field concourse to give San Diego a 3-1 lead.
It was the first home run that the southpaw had allowed since an April 20 outing at Philadelphia. However, he has been solid out of the bullpen for the Rockies, posting a 0.81 ERA in 23 games since May 14.