So much for the Sunday curse of the Rockies.
Manager Walt Weiss, wanting to give his role players quality playing time, started what many fans would consider a makeshift lineup against the Padres at Coors Field.
The result was a 9-1 romp in the ballpark that featured 15 Colorado hits. The Rockies improved to 5-1, their best start since 1995.
The Rockies were a putrid 5-22 on Sundays last season, and at one point in 2011 had lost a major-league record 17 games in a row on Sundays. But that history didn't deter Weiss from starting Reid Brignac, Jordan Pacheco and Jonathan Herrera, while sitting Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Todd Helton.
"Those guys are all capable," Weiss said. "It's a good roster. So you kill two birds with one stone. You give some guys a break and you keep the other guys involved. Regardless of who we throw out there, it's a tough lineup."
Herrera, starting at short, went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.
Colorado also won because of a terrific performance from starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and home runs from regulars Dexter Fowler and Wilin Rosario.
"It was another great outing by Jhoulys," Weiss said. "He pitched well enough to get a win in Milwaukee (in the season opener) and it was nice to see him go out there and get the W today. Our starting pitching has been tremendous."