Pacheco leads charge past Padres in extras
By Thomas Harding | MLB.com
SAN DIEGO — Standing at second base, Michael Cuddyer saw teammate Jordan Pacheco in the batter’s box and expected something special.
Pacheco delivered, with his career-best fourth RBI, a 12th-inning single that helped the Rockies to an 8-6 victory over the Padres at Petco Park in front of 37,147 on Saturday night.
“He puts together professional at-bats — you don’t see a rookie put that together,” said Cuddyer, who had a red-letter night himself, with a career high-tying four hits. “He makes contact, doesn’t strike out a lot, and has a knack for finding that hole or lining it over the infielders’ heads. When there’s a guy at second base, he’s a guy you want at bat.” MORE>>>