DENVER – The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies set a world record by combining 92 races in a four – game series. San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm traced a run in the ninth inning to score the goal past Colorado 14-13 on Sunday. The all time record is 112 races between the Cleveland Blues and St. Louis Browns of the American Association in 1887.
It was just another crazy day at Coors Field, especially in this split series in which the Rockies defeated the Padres 48-44 as the teams combined to give 131 hits. Charlie Blackmon of Colorado became the first player since 1900 with 15 hits in a four-game series.
Added to zaniness: The final was delayed once to clean a large puddle of water in foul territory despite sunny skies, and again later due to the weather.
With the Padres leading 13th-10 in ninth place, Wil Myers scored a RBI sing and Greg Garcia immediately tied the player with a 1-2 draw with two points from Wade Davis (1-2). The Rockies brought Jon Gray, the starter, who intentionally pushed two batters to face Strahm. Gray sank 3-1 before throwing a goal. Strahm watched a fastball barely miss for the fourth ball.
Gerardo Reyes (3-0) won by eliminating three of the eighth. Kirby Yates shot a perfect ninth for his 24th stop. Hunter Renfroe scored two goals for San Diego, while Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits, including a double and a triple.
The Padres took the lead 3-0 before a giant puddle suddenly formed along the right line, because of a problem with the irrigation line. The crew sank the water while the teams waited in the canoe for 15 minutes late.
In the bottom of the inning, Colorado scored six points. Blackmon led the way with two successes in the heat, including a solo circuit.
The game was stopped again at the sixth moment as the weather moved in the area. The delay lasted 48 minutes.
Once the tarp was up, the Rockies quickly got to work scoring three points to bring the score to 13-8. Ian Desmond, Ryan McMahon and Raimel Tapia had three consecutive doubles to start the frame. The trio got a combined total of 9 against 15 with six RBIs.
Blackmon stayed red with three more shots. He has reached the base safely during his 26 home games this season.
Padres left-hander Nick Margevicius allowed nine runs and 11 hits in 1/1 of the run, while his equation points increased from 5.02 to 6.41. He also launched a pitch all along the course.
Rockies right-hander Peter Lambert allowed eight runs and nine hits in three sets, while his ERA climbed from 1.50 to 6.00. He threw two shots at the bottom. Lambert played on the offensive with a pair of simple RBIs.