Hoffman sharp over 7 innings as Rockies beat Padres 3-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Colorado Rockies threw the Padres something of a curve by starting Jeff Hoffman instead of Tyler Anderson on Sunday.

Hoffman kept the benders coming, too, baffling San Diego with his offspeed offering.

Hoffman cruised through seven innings, Trevor Story had a pair of RBIs and the Rockies beat the Padres 3-1.

Hoffman (3-0) struck out nine after being called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill in for Anderson, sidelined by a left knee injury. The rookie right-hander allowed a run and San Diego's only three hits as Colorado took three of four in the series. The win gave Colorado sole possession of the NL West lead.

''It was the best I've seen it,'' Hoffman said of his curveball. ''It was in the zone when I wanted it to be and wasn't when I didn't want it to be. When my curveball is in the zone like that and I have just a bit of command with my fastball, it's going to be a good day.''

The top four hitters in the Padres lineup went 0 for 12 against Hoffman and 0 for 15 overall. Hoffman has a fastball that sits in the mid-90s and is complemented by the curveball. He dropped his ERA this season to 2.61 in four appearances (three starts) and has 26 strikeouts and just two walks over 20 2/3 innings.

''The talent is there,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''He is gifted with the velocity of his fastball. He is locating it and it has some movement. And I'm impressed with the curveball command. We didn't see that in spring training.''

The difference, according to Black, is Hoffman's consistency. It was on display against the Padres, and it was good enough for Black to confirm that Hoffman will stay in the rotation for at least another turn.

''All pitchers have confidence that they can pitch in the big leagues and I think Jeff has that,'' Black said. ''But with Jeff, it's the delivery and the mechanics. When you repeat your delivery and you repeat your mechanics, you are going to make pitches, and he is making pitches.''

Hoffman was among the key pieces the Rockies received when they traded away Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015.

Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 21st save in 21 chances, extending his franchise record for consecutive conversions to start a season. Jake McGee worked the eighth inning.

Hunter Renfroe crushed his 11th homer in the fifth, a 419-foot shot which reached the upper-level facade of the Western Metal Supply building in left field. That pulled the Padres to within 3-1.

Jarred Cosart (0-2) failed in his attempt to win for the first time since Sept. 17, 2015, when pitching for the Miami Marlins. Cosart lasted four innings and surrendered six hits and three runs. He walked three, with five strikeouts.

''End results aren't ideal where I want them to be, but a lot more quality pitches,'' Cosart said.

His 21 consecutive starts without a win is the longest active streak in the Majors.

The Rockies got all their runs in the fourth. Story won an eight-pitch battle with Cosart, driving a full-count single that scored Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra.

Tony Wolters brought in the third run by singling in Ian Desmond, who was aboard on a walk.

Story has hit in six of his past seven games and went 5 for13 with three RBIs in the series.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Anderson was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Thursday.

Padres: OF Alex Dickerson's minor league rehabilitation debut was delayed as he had additional issues with his back.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Antonio Sentzatela (7-2, 3.49) will face the visiting Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Sentzatela, a rookie, is 5-1 in six home starts.

Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-0, 2.70) pitches against the host Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

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  • W: J. Hoffman (3-0)L: J. Cosart (0-2)S: G. Holland (21)
  • HR: SD - H. Renfroe (11)
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D. LeMahieu 2B40200101.285.356.368.7244.0
N. Arenado 3B30100222.284.348.560.9082.0
M. Reynolds 1B51100027.295.366.535.9012.0
G. Parra RF41000016.308.340.473.8121.5
I. Desmond LF31000121.266.296.383.6791.0
T. Story SS40220010.214.309.435.7444.5
T. Wolters C30110110.301.405.369.7742.5
J. Hoffman P30000002.125.125.125.2500.0
a- P. Valaika SS10000010.237.274.525.800-0.5
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G. Holland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Hoffman in the 8th
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A. Cordoba LF40000021.287.322.426.748-1.0
Y. Solarte 2B40000020.250.329.353.682-1.0
W. Myers 1B40000010.260.310.493.803-0.5
R. Schimpf 3B30000020.161.290.435.725-1.0
H. Renfroe RF31111000.227.286.444.7306.0
F. Cordero CF30100010.320.370.440.8100.5
A. Hedges C30000011.214.265.446.712-0.5
E. Aybar SS30100001.196.269.310.5791.0
J. Cosart P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. d'Arnaud PH10000000.303.361.364.7250.0
B. Maurer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Stammen in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Buchter in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (12), D. LeMahieu (11), M. Reynolds (6), T. Story (10)
  • RBI - T. Story 2 (22), T. Wolters (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 2 (8), T. Wolters (4)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (11)
  • SH - J. Cosart (2)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe (27)
FIELDING
  • DP - W. Myers, Y. Solarte, E. Aybar
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hoffman (W, 3-0)7.03110912.610.7331.5
J. McGee (H, 5)1.00000001.590.883.0
G. Holland (S, 21)1.00000101.250.7810.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Hoffman (W, 3-0)7.0
J. McGee (H, 5)1.0
G. Holland (S, 21)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cosart (L, 0-2)4.06333504.881.88-2.5
C. Stammen1.00000004.701.303.0
K. Yates2.01001302.601.275.5
R. Buchter1.01001203.181.322.0
B. Maurer1.01000205.251.173.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Cosart (L, 0-2)4.0
C. Stammen1.0
K. Yates2.0
R. Buchter1.0
B. Maurer1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hoffman 89-62, J. McGee 9-8, G. Holland 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hoffman 5-7, J. McGee 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Hoffman 24, J. McGee 3, G. Holland 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - K. Yates
  • HBP - R. Buchter
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cosart 96-57, C. Stammen 5-2, K. Yates 20-16, R. Buchter 33-21, B. Maurer 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cosart 5-2, C. Stammen 1-1, K. Yates 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Cosart 21, C. Stammen 2, K. Yates 8, R. Buchter 6, B. Maurer 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF50200023.328.365.606.9712.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40200101.285.356.368.7244.0
N. Arenado 3B30100222.284.348.560.9082.0
M. Reynolds 1B51100027.295.366.535.9012.0
G. Parra RF41000016.308.340.473.8121.5
I. Desmond LF31000121.266.296.383.6791.0
T. Story SS40220010.214.309.435.7444.5
T. Wolters C30110110.301.405.369.7742.5
J. Hoffman P30000002.125.125.125.2500.0
a- P. Valaika SS10000010.237.274.525.800-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Hoffman in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Cordoba LF40000021.287.322.426.748-1.0
Y. Solarte 2B40000020.250.329.353.682-1.0
W. Myers 1B40000010.260.310.493.803-0.5
R. Schimpf 3B30000020.161.290.435.725-1.0
H. Renfroe RF31111000.227.286.444.7306.0
F. Cordero CF30100010.320.370.440.8100.5
A. Hedges C30000011.214.265.446.712-0.5
E. Aybar SS30100001.196.269.310.5791.0
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C. Stammen P0000-000.000.333.000.000-
a- M. Szczur PH10000011.203.294.305.599-0.5
K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. d'Arnaud PH10000000.303.361.364.7250.0
B. Maurer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Stammen in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Buchter in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (12), D. LeMahieu (11), M. Reynolds (6), T. Story (10)
  • RBI - T. Story 2 (22), T. Wolters (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Story 2 (8), T. Wolters (4)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Renfroe (11)
  • SH - J. Cosart (2)
  • RBI - H. Renfroe (27)
FIELDING
  • DP - W. Myers, Y. Solarte, E. Aybar
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hoffman (W, 3-0)7.03110912.610.7331.5
J. McGee (H, 5)1.00000001.590.883.0
G. Holland (S, 21)1.00000101.250.7810.5
Total9.03110101---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hoffman (W, 3-0)7.0
J. McGee (H, 5)1.0
G. Holland (S, 21)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cosart (L, 0-2)4.06333504.881.88-2.5
C. Stammen1.00000004.701.303.0
K. Yates2.01001302.601.275.5
R. Buchter1.01001203.181.322.0
B. Maurer1.01000205.251.173.0
Total9.09335120---
PITCHERSIP
J. Cosart (L, 0-2)4.0
C. Stammen1.0
K. Yates2.0
R. Buchter1.0
B. Maurer1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hoffman 89-62, J. McGee 9-8, G. Holland 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hoffman 5-7, J. McGee 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Hoffman 24, J. McGee 3, G. Holland 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - K. Yates
  • HBP - R. Buchter
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cosart 96-57, C. Stammen 5-2, K. Yates 20-16, R. Buchter 33-21, B. Maurer 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cosart 5-2, C. Stammen 1-1, K. Yates 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Cosart 21, C. Stammen 2, K. Yates 8, R. Buchter 6, B. Maurer 4
  • 5TH INNING
    Renfroe homered to left31
  • 4TH INNING
    Wolters singled to right, Desmond scored, Story to third30
    Story singled to center, Reynolds and Parra scored, Desmond to third20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brandon Maurer pitching
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu doubled to deep center
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Arenado struck out looking
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Reynolds flied out to right
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Greg Holland relieved Jake McGee
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Cordoba popped out to third
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Ball, Myers flied out to deep right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ryan Buchter relieved Kirby Yates
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra hit by pitch
    • I. Desmond: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Desmond lined out to shortstop
    • T. Story: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Story doubled to deep left, Parra to third
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters walked
    • Patrick Valaika hit for Jeff Hoffman
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hedges popped out to second
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Foul, Aybar grounded out to third
    • Chase d'Arnaud hit for Ryan Buchter
    • C. d'Arnaud: Foul, d'Arnaud flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Yates Pitching:
    • J. Hoffman: Strike looking, Foul, Hoffman grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon doubled to right
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Arenado intentionally walked
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Schimpf struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to third
    • F. Cordero: Foul, Foul, Ball, Cordero grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Kirby Yates pitching
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Story fouled out to first
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Foul, Ball, Solarte grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Myers grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds lined out to shortstop
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Arenado out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe homered to left
    • F. Cordero: Cordero singled to left center
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Aybar flied out to left
    • Matt Szczur hit for Craig Stammen
    • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Szczur struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds doubled to right, LeMahieu to third
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, LeMahieu out at home, Reynolds to third
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked, Parra to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Story singled to center, Reynolds and Parra scored, Desmond to third
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Wolters singled to right, Desmond scored, Story to third
    • J. Hoffman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hoffman flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Myers flied out to right
    • R. Schimpf: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schimpf struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wolters grounded out to first
    • J. Hoffman: Ball, Foul, Hoffman grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Hedges lined out to center
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Aybar reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • J. Cosart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Cosart hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Aybar to second
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Cordoba fouled out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra flied out to left
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Schimpf flied out to left
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe flied out to center
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Cosart Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Arenado singled to center
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Stammen pitching
    • J. Hoffman Pitching:
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Solarte flied out to right
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)