Arenado homers, Blackmon catch helps Rockies top Padres
SEP 10, 7:24p ET | AP
Rotowire: Sep 10 / 5:43p ET
News: Descalso went 1-for-3 with a game-winning solo homer in the Rockies' 4-3 victory over the Padres on Thursday.
Impact: The veteran infielder got one of his occasional starts in place of DJ LeMahieu and made it count, with his solo homer leading off the eighth against Joaquin Benoit securing the win for Colorado. Descalso has only five homers on the season and has generally had a disappointing 2015 campaign with the bat, currently hitting 28 points below his career .239 average.
Rotowire: Sep 10 / 5:38p ET
News: Descalso hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the Rockies to a 4-3 win over the Padres on Thursday.
Impact: The Rockies managed just five hits on the afternoon, but four of them were home runs, with none bigger than Descalso's blast. With the team enjoying generally sound health at second base, third base, and shortstop this season, Descalso has logged just 181 plate appearances. Don't expect him to pick up many starts down the stretch.