With the start of the Major League Baseball season postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we here at The Denver Post took a look at how the Rockies would fare in MLB The Show 20 on PlayStation 4. We will have a story for every game that had been scheduled until real-life baseball returns. Here’s a look at the virtual Rockies’ preseason preview. Entering Friday’s game, the Rockies were 33-15.
It took a while, but the Rockies bats came alive when they needed them most.
David Dahl drove in two runs in the eighth inning to lead Colorado to a 3-2 win Friday over the Phillies in their series opener at Coors Field.
Philadelphia got on the board early when Bryce Harper hit a two-run home run against Kyle Freeland in the first inning. The Rockies’ starter would settle down after, allowing no more runs in six innings of work. Reliever Jairo Diaz (5-1) pitched two scoreless innings to get the win.
The Rockies got on the board in the seventh inning when Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run to make it 2-1.
Colorado won its fifth straight and improved to 34-15 on the year. Philadelphia fell to 27-23. Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-4) takes the mound for Colorado against Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola (3-2)
PHI — 200-000-000 — 2-7-0
COL — 000-000-12X — 3-10-0
Philadelphia — Segura 4-0-0-0, McCutchen 4-1-2-0, Harper 4-1-1-2, Hoskins 4-0-1-0, Realmuto 3-0-1-0, Gregorius 4-0-0-0, Williams 3-0-1-0, Kingery 3-0-1-0, Velasquez 2-0-0-0, Morgan 0-0-0-0, Haseley 1-0-0-0, Robertson 0-0-0-0, Neris 0-0-0-0. Totals — 32-2-7-2.
Colorado — Dahl 5-0-1-2, Blackmon 4-1-3-1, Arenado 3-0-1-0, Story 4-0-0-0, McMahon 3-0-1-0, Murphy 3-0-2-0, Hilliard 3-1-0-0, Freeland 2-0-0-0, Tapia 1-0-0-0, J. Diaz 0-0-0-0, Daza 0-0-0-0, Oberg 0-0-0-0. Totals — 31-3-10-3.
2B — Blackmon. HR — Harper; Blackmon. SB — Realmuto. WP — J. Diaz (5-1). LP — Robertson (2-1). S — Oberg (11).
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