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 57-29.
The Giants made a run late in the ninth inning, but the Rockies held on to win, 4-1, Friday at Coors Field.
Colorado starter Jon Gray (13-2) gave up just one run and struck out six in 8 2/3 innings of work.
The Rockies got on the board early after first baseman Daniel Murphy hit a three-run home run in the first inning. Colorado added one more in the seventh when Nolan Arenado added a solo shot.
Colorado (58-29) has a seven-game lead over the Dodgers (52-37) for first place in the National League West. The Rockies and the Giants (34-53) play again on Saturday. Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela (6-3) takes the mound against former Grandview High School star Kevin Gausman (8-6).
Note: The next live stream will take place at 3 p.m. MT Sunday. There will only be a recap for Saturday’s games.
SFG — 000-000-001 — 1-9-1
COL — 300-000-10X — 4-5-1
San Francisco — Avelino 4-0-1-0, Slater 3-0-1-0, Flores 4-0-0-0, Yastrzemski 4-0-0-0, Belt 4-0-1-0, Posey 4-1-2-0, Crawford 4-0-3-1, Duggar 4-0-1-0, Samardzija 1-0-0-0, Sandoval 0-0-0-0, Suarez 0-0-0-0, Pence 1-0-0-0, Gott 0-0-0-0. Totals — 33-1-9-1.
Colorado — Dahl 4-0-0-0, Blackmon 3-1-1-0, Arenado 4-1-1-1, Story 3-1-0-0, Murphy 4-1-2-3, McMahon 3-0-0-0, Desmond 4-0-1-0, Wolters 1-0-0-0, Gray 4-0-0-0, Shaw 0-0-0-0. Totals — 30-4-5-4.
E — Flores. 2B — Avelino, Belt, Crawford. HR — Arenado, Murphy. SB — Desmond. CS — Crawford. WP — Gray (13-2). LP — Samardzija (3-9).