SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ha-Seong Kim homered and drove in three runs, and Jake Cronenworth contributed three hits to lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-1 victory Sunday and a split of a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies.
The Padres were playing their second game since Fernando Tatis Jr. went on the injured list with a shoulder problem. They had plenty of punch without him in the series finale against the Rockies.
“All I’m trying to do is going out there and do what I can do best, offensively and defensively,” Kim, who played in Tatis’ spot at shortstop, said through a translator. “(I’m) just trying to help the team win, that’s all.”
Rookie starter Reiss Knehr made his second big league appearance and lasted three innings. He gave up one run and two hits for San Diego after starting in place of Chris Paddack, who went on the injured list Saturday with a left oblique strain.
Goudeau replaced Gomber in the second inning. In addition to settling things down on the mound, he singled in the third in his first major league at-bat.
“Everyone was saying congratulations, it was pretty cool,” Goudeau said. “It is always exciting when someone gets their first hit, especially when it’s a pitcher.”
Rockies: OF Yonathan Daza returned for the Rockies after going on the COVID-19 IL on July 16.
Padres: Tingler said he expects LHP Matt Strahm (right patellar tendon surgery) to be activated on Tuesday for the start of the Padres’ two-game series in Oakland. Strahm, who hasn’t pitched this season, was one of the Padres’ most effective relievers last year.
Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (1-6, 4.52 ERA) starts Tuesday in the first of three games at home versus the Cubs.