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Rockies seeking another playoff push, face Padres

Aug 30, 2008 - 10:10 AM Colorado (64-72) at San Diego (51-83), 10:05 pm EDT

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Hoping to rekindle some of their late-season magic, the Colorado Rockies will try to gain ground in the National League West when they play the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

The Rockies finished their remarkable comeback in 2007 with a thrilling extra-inning win over the Padres in the 163rd game for both teams. Colorado eventually road that momentum to the World Series.

So it's only fitting that the Rockies attempt to make a major push towards the top of their division against the rival Padres, who hold the second-worst record in the NL.

Garrett Atkins recorded his second two-homer performance of the season to help the Rockies start the series on a positive note Friday with a 9-4 triumph.

Atkins hit a three-run homer in the third and added a two-run blast in the ninth for a season-high five RBI as the Rockies won for the 10th time in 13 games.

Ubaldo Jimenez (9-11, 3.95 ERA) will hope to keep Colorado rolling as the righthander seeks his sixth win in 10 starts.

Joshua Geer (NR) makes his first career start for San Diego.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 1
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 x 9 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: COL - UBALDO JIMENEZ, GLENDON RUSCH (4TH), RYAN SPEIER (7TH), LUIS
    VIZCAINO (8TH) AND CHRIS IANNETTA
    SDG - JOSH GEER, MIKE ADAMS (6TH), CHAD REINEKE (8TH)
    AND NICK

    Aug 31 12:55 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CLINT BARMES SCORED IAN STEWART AND TROY
    TULOWITZKI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C BARMES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 4
    SAN DIEGO 9 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: W TAVERAS (.260, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Rockies 4, Padres 9  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 31 12:54 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR GONZALEZ SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E GONZALEZ ON FIRST, W VENABLE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: N HUNDLEY (.226, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Rockies 2, Padres 9  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 31 12:26 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY WILL VENABLE SCORED LUIS RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, W VENABLE ON FIRST, A GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E GONZALEZ (.275, 0-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rockies 2, Padres 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 31 12:25 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A GONZALEZ ON FIRST, L RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.262, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Rockies 2, Padres 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 31 12:22 AM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS RODRIGUEZ SCORED JOSH GEER.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, L RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, B GILES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.273, 0-FOR-2)

    Rockies 2, Padres 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 30 11:36 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN GILES SCORED EDGAR GONZALEZ AND NICK
    HUNDLEY.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B GILES ON FIRST, J GEER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: L RODRIGUEZ (.261, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Rockies 2, Padres 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 30 11:35 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JOSH GEER SCORED CHASE HEADLEY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J GEER ON FIRST, N HUNDLEY ON SECOND, E
    GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: B GILES (.301, 0-FOR-2)

    Rockies 2, Padres 3  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 30 11:32 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY EDGAR GONZALEZ SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, E GONZALEZ ON FIRST, C HEADLEY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: N HUNDLEY (.228, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies 2, Padres 2  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 30 11:30 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WILL VENABLE SCORED LUIS RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W VENABLE ON FIRST, C HEADLEY ON SECOND, A
    GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E GONZALEZ (.278, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies 2, Padres 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 30 11:30 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WILLY TAVERAS SCORED TROY TULOWITZKI.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, W TAVERAS ON FIRST, C BARMES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.338, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies 2, Padres 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 30 10:41 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CLINT BARMES SCORED CHRIS IANNETTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BARMES ON FIRST, T TULOWITZKI ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 1
    SAN DIEGO 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: W TAVERAS (.260, 1-FOR-1)

    Rockies 1, Padres 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 30 10:39 PM