Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending your Saturday evening doing other things instead of watching the Padres. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were doing those other things.
The Padres (69-80) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (63-85) last night, 10-2.
Robbie Erlin (0-1, 21.00) lasted just three innings in his first Major League in a year, giving up seven runs on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Nolan Arenado hit an RBI single, an RBI single by Carlos Gonzalez scored Jose Reyes, DJ LeMahieu hit into a double play that scored Arenado, and Tom Murphy singled to score Gonzalez. In the second inning, Arenado added another run with an RBI single. Charlie Blackmon‘s RBI single, a sacrifice fly by Gonzalez, and an RBI single by Wilin Rosario added to the Rockies’ lead. Murphy hit his first Major League home run in the fifth inning. And LeMahieu added the final run with his double in the eighth inning.
Yohan Flande (3-3, 4.88) left the game in the third inning after being hit by a ball off the bat of Jedd Gyorko that ended up as a double. Right before that, Justin Upton drove in the Padres’ first run with a single that scored Wil Myers. Christian Bergman (3-0, 3.81) pitched three and a third innings of relief and was awarded the decision. Gyorko hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.
The Padres wrap up both the three-game and the season series with the Rockies this afternoon at 1:10pm PDT. James Shields (12-6, 3.80) takes the mound against Kyle Kendrick (6-12, 6.15).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (43-49) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (39-51), 5-4, at Petco Park to clinch the three game series at Petco Park.
Tyson Ross (6-7, 3.38) pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts, but did not get the decision. Brandon Barnes hit an RBI triple to score Ben Paulsen with two outs in the seventh inning. Barnes then scored on a double by Wilin Rosario off Brandon Maurer to tie the game at three. Troy Tulowitzki homered off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning.
Chad Bettis (5-4, 4.88) also was left out of the decision after allowing three runs on three hits and three walks with five strikeouts while pitching six innings. Austin Hedges put the Padres on the board with his second home run, a solo shot in the third inning. Matt Kemp double to plate Yangervis Solarte in the sixth inning. Clint Barmes put the Padres in the lead for good with a two-run home run in the seventh with pinch hitter Melvin Upton Jr. on first base.
Andrew Cashner (3-10, 4.10) gets the start as the Padres try to get their second series sweep of the season. The Rockies will have Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.80) taking the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially when Jedd Gyorko signs a “monster” extension earlier in the day and some fans inexplicably get upset about the suite on the road he’s guaranteed now. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (6-7) won last night’s game against the Colorado Rockies (6-8) in the most Padres way ever: scoring not one, but two runs on a wild pitch and an error on the same play to go ahead in the 8th inning.
Starter Eric Stults continued his slow start, giving up all 4 of the Rockies runs in his 5 innings on 9 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Rockies starter Jordan Lyles didn’t fare much better, giving up 3 runs in 5 innings on 6 hits and 2 walks, also with 3 strikeouts.
In the bottom of the 8th, the Padres loaded the bases with 2 outs. Then Rockies reliever Rex Brothers threw a wild pitch, allowing Xavier Nady to score. Then catcher Wilin Rosario made a throwing error trying to get the ball to Brothers covering the plate, allowing Seth Smith to score the go-ahead run.
Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT, Robbie Erlin takes the mound for the Friars against the Rockies’ Juan Nicasio. At this time, it’s not any particular Opening Day/Night, but that could change.