Charlie Blackmon hits 2 homers as Rockies wallop Reds in MLB The Show 20

Now that the start of the Major League Baseball season has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, here at The Denver Post we’ve watched how the Rockies would fare in MLB The Show 20 on PlayStation 4. We’ll have a story for each game planned until real baseball returns. Here’s a look at the preview of the Rockies virtual preseason. In Sunday’s game, the Rockies were 26-12.

Charlie Blackmon hit two homeruns and Trevor Story added another when the Rockies pulverized the Reds 11-6 on Sunday at Coors Field.

Blackmon got Colorado early on the board and hit his 10th homer of the year for an early 1-0 lead in the first inning.

The Reds took a 2-1 lead in the second. But then Blackmon went back to yard in the third and Kyle Freeland drove home to regain the lead. Story added a solo recording to make it 4-2.

David Dahl hit a two-run double and drove home Ryan McMahon and Sam Hilliard in the fourth inning. Blackmon brought him in with an RBI-single to make it 7-2.

The Rockies beat Cincinnati starter Wade Miley for seven runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings.

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Colorado starter Kyle Freeland improved to 5-3 on the year after having got four runs on five basehits and three strikeouts.

The Rockies improved to 12/27 and had a four-game lead over the Dodgers for first place in the National League West. Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-4) climbs the mound for Colorado on Monday in the first of a series of four games against the visiting Giants.

Box score

CIN – 020-020-020 – 6-7-1
COL – 103-300-40X – 11-11-0

Cincinnati – 3-0-0-1, Ervin 4-0-1-0, Suarez 3-0-0-0, Moustakas 2-2-1-0, Aquino 4-2-2-1, Galvis 3-0 -1-1, Casali 2-1-0-2, Strop 0-0-0-0, VanMeter 4-1-1-0, Miley 1-0-1-0, Sims 0-0-0-0, Votto 1-0-0-1, Stephenson 0-0-0-0, Winker 1-0-0-0, Garrett 0-0-0-0, Iglesias 0-0-0-0, Barnhart 1-0- 0-0. Totals – 29-6-7-6.

Colorado – Dahl 5-1-1-2, Blackmon 5-3-4-4, Arenado 4-1-0-0, Story 5-2-2-1, Murphy 3-0-0-1, McMahon 3- 1-1-0, Hilliard 3-2-1-0, Wolters 3-0-0-1, Freeland 1-1-1-0, J. Diaz 0-0-0-0, Tapia 1-0-0 -0, Davis 0-0-0-0, Almonte 0-0-0-0, Desmond 1-0-1-2, Pazos 0-0-0-0, Shaw 0-0-0-0. Totals – 11/11/11/11.

E – Moustakas. 2B – Aquino 2, Moustakas, Galvis, VanMeter; Dahl, Hilliard. HR – Blackmon 2, story. WP – Freeland (5-3). LP – Miley (2-3).

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