Through the first 1.2 innings of work on Tuesday night at Coors Field, Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Austin Gomber had surrendered four hits and a run to the San Diego Padres. However, after a tough start, the Colorado southpaw settled into a rhythm like he always does when he faces the Friars in Denver.
Austin Gomber continued his dominance of the San Diego Padres at Coors Field in Tuesday night’s win for the Colorado Rockies
Gomber eventually would work six innings, allowing just two more hits the rest of the way to earn his fifth victory of the year in the 5-3 win for the Colorado Rockies. That lone run allowed in the second inning by Gomber was the first he has allowed to the Padres in Denver in three starts as it “raised” his ERA to 0.47, with that lone run being the only blemish in 19.1 innings pitched.
In his six innings on the mound, Gomber threw an even 100 pitches, marking a season high for him and his third career outing with 100 pitches or more. Still, after the game, Gomber said he didn’t have his best stuff on Tuesday.
“I wouldn’t say I had the best of all four of my pitches, but I thought I had a really good curveball and threw some good changeups when I needed to,” Gomber said.
Supporting Gomber was a solid game from Sam Hilliard, back in the Rockies lineup for the first time since June 14 and a subsequent send-down to Triple-A Albuquerque. Gomber went 1-for-3 with a booming double and had what looked to be an extra-base hit to deep right-center wiped out when an error was given to center fielder Trent Grisham on the play.
Hilliard also made perhaps the defensive play of the night by cutting down Luke Voit at third base, logging a double play and putting a dent in a potential San Diego rally in the eighth inning.
Other Rockies stars for the night included Charlie Blackmon hitting a three-run homer and Daniel Bard working a scoreless ninth to record his 19th save.