PEORIA, Ariz. -- Tyler Anderson and Clayton Richard made their final spring starts for the Rockies and Padres, respectively, on Thursday with vastly different results as Colorado downed San Diego, 10-5, at Peoria Stadium to conclude the Padres' desert end of Spring Training.Anderson's final tuneup went three innings and 38
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Tyler Anderson and Clayton Richard made their final spring starts for the Rockies and Padres, respectively, on Thursday with vastly different results as Colorado downed San Diego, 10-5, at Peoria Stadium to conclude the Padres' desert end of Spring Training.
Anderson's final tuneup went three innings and 38 pitches. DJ LeMahieu had a hit in each of the first three innings, including a double, two singles and a pair of RBIs, and Charlie Blackmon added 3 RBIs to back up Anderson's pitching. The left-hander allowed two runs on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts, and hit an RBI single in the second inning.
"The only thing that was really bad about today was the leadoff walk [in a two-run Padres second], but the rest, I'll take it," Anderson said. "I was just working on getting pitches down with two strikes where you want them to. They weren't really down, but that's all right."
Conversely, the veteran left-hander Richard was taken for three runs on six hits before he was lifted with two out in the second inning. He also allowed one walk and fanned three. For the Padres offensively, Ryan Schimpf had a second-inning RBI triple and Dusty Coleman doubled in a fourth-inning run.
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The Padres concluded the Cactus League portion of their schedule at 11-21-3. The Rockies still have a pair of games against Seattle before leaving Arizona to open the regular season. All three teams open on the road Monday.
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A swarm of bees stopped play for a moment in the top of the ninth inning, causing all the players on the infield to fall flat to their stomachs. The swarm collected around a microphone installed on the screen above and to the left of the Padres' first-base-side dugout.
Rockies manager Bud Black said he saw the hive.
"But then I saw something happening over here, where all the players got on the ground," said Black, standing to the left of the infield after the game. "It was reminiscent of Petco Park a couple of years ago. Remember that when the keeper had to come down to the left-field corner?"
Rockies up next: Right-hander Tyler Chatwood, the Rockies' likely No. 3 starter, is slated to make his final spring start against the Mariners at 7:40 p.m. MDT at the Peoria Sports Complex. The game will be broadcast live for free on MLB.TV. Jordan Lyles, Greg Holland, Adam Ottavino, Harrison Musgrave, Scott Oberg and Jairo Diaz are also expected to pitch.
Padres up next: The Padres broke camp after the game and headed back to the San Diego area. Their final exhibition game is Friday at 6.p.m. PT against their Class A affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm. Trevor Cahill will make his final preseason start during the game, which will be played at the Lake Elsinore field, located in Riverside County about 90 minutes north of Petco Park. Listen in live on Gameday audio.
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