Jason Hammel, the South Kitsap grad and starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, has been having discomfort in his right arm. He calls it “extreme dead arm,” and if it doesn’t get better, he mlb.com reports tha the might miss his next start.
DENVER —The first pitch was an all-South Kitsap affair at Coors Field on Tuesday night.
Aaron Cunningham was batting leadoff for the first time for the San Diego Padres, and Jason Hammel was on the mound for the Colorado Rockies. Cunningham’s a 2004 SK grad; Hammel a 2000 grad.
Cunningham lashed a line drive single up the middle. He finished 3-for-5 with two singles, a double and scored two runs as the Padres (82-62) opened a 2 1/2-game lead on the Rockies (79-66) in the NL West.
Hammel (10-8) took the loss.
Here’s a story on the Padres’ MLB.com site before the game on Cunningham batting No. 1 in the order.
The three-hit night raised Cunningham’s average to .327.