Yorvit Torrealba has played the hero before but never quite like this. His unlikely heads-up double play sparked the Rockies to a 4-2 victory over the Padres on Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field. The win gave the Rockies a much-needed 5-1 homestand as they depart for a 10-day 10-game East Coast road trip beginning Friday in Baltimore. Lefty Jorge De La Rosa who's been lights out during day games this season pitched seven strong innings to pick up his 12th victory. Depending on your point of view Torrealba's crazy double play was either the Rockies' headiest play of the season or the worst baserunning of the season by the Padres. In the sixth with no outs and Jedd Gyorko on third and Jesus Guzman on first Logan Fosythe hit a hard grounder straight at third baseman Nolan Arenado. Gyorko broke for home on contact prompting Arenado to throw home to Torrealba. The catcher ran down Gyorko tagged him out near third and just kept on running putting another tag on Guzman as he slid into third. The Coors Field crowd shrieked laughed cheered and awarded Torrealba a standing ovation. The unique double play snuffed out the Padres' would-be rally and kept De La Rosa in the game for another inning.
Torrealba's double play leads Rockies past the Padres 4-2
Denver Post | Aug 15