Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the first Fiesta Padres of the season and watching lucha libre in the Park at the Park. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (12-12) scored a plethora of runs against the Colorado Rockies (11-11) last night, 14-3, to take the first game of their three-game series at Petco Park. The Gold Glove-winning defense of Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies was unusually bad as each had one error among Colorado’s four on the night.

Ian Kennedy (1-1, 7.11) pitched six innings while only giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Both runs came off of solo home runs from Drew Stubbs in the fifth inning and Arenado in the sixth inning. Kevin Quackenbush and Dale Thayer each pitched a shutout inning of relief. The Rockies scored their third and last run of the night off of the newly called up Nick Vincent, who pitched the ninth inning.

Eddie Butler (2-2, 3.81) lasted just four innings, giving up five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts for the Rockies. Every Padres position player in the starting lineup managed to get on base. Justin Upton was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI. Derek Norris was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI. Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with one run scored and four RBI.

This evening, in the second game of the series, the Padres will have Brandon Morrow (1-0, 2.67) take the mound against the Rockies and Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 11.57) at 5:40pm PDT. There will be a Led Zeppelin-themed fireworks show after the game and all fans will receive both a remastered Led Zeppelin CD and an MLB Network reusuable bag.


Kennedy, offense come up big vs. Rox to snap skid — Thomas Harding and Tim Powers (

Ian Kennedy in groove in Padres’ win — Jeff Sanders (UT San Diego)

Padres beat Rockies 14-3, to snap three-game skid — Jay Paris (The Associated Press)

No defense for Rockies’ loss to San Diego — Patrick Saunders (The Denver Post)

MLB Box Score


“That’s baseball.”
Bud Black (Fox Sports San Diego)



Amarista’s spinning throw

Kemp’s diving catch

Solarte’s two-run single

Rockies nab Amarista in rundown

Padres plate two on error


San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte slams a base loaded hit to center field and drives in two runs against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 1, 2015, in San Diego. The Rockies catcher is Nick Hundley. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres right fielder Matt Kemp slides across the grass while catching a fly ball hit by Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 1, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki pleads his case with umpire Scott Barry after he collided with San Diego Padres’ Yonder Alonso while trying to field a grounder in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 1, 2015, in San Diego. The umpire ruled there was no interference Alonso and Tulowitzki was given an error on the play. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

The game summary in GIF form…

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