Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after Matt Kemp hits for the cycle. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were in shock.

No Padres player had ever hit a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game. Until last night, when Matt Kemp hit a home run in the first inning, a single in the third inning, two-out double in the seventh inning, and a triple off the right-center field wall in the ninth inning. Finally, after 45 1/2 seasons, 7,444 games, 361 times when a player came just a hit short (258 of those were a triple short) the Padres had a player hit for the cycle.

Oh, and the Padres (55-61) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (47-67), 9-5.

Tyson Ross (8-9, 3.40) finally received some run support in Denver, but wasn’t able to hold the lead. Ross pitched five innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Nolan Arenado hit a first-inning two-run home run with two outs.

Yohan Flande (2-1, 4.19) surrendered four runs in his six innings on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Besides Kemp’s first inning home run, Derek Norris led off the fifth inning with a solo home run. and Jedd Gyorko connected off Rafael Betancourt for a three-run h0me run with two outs in the seventh inning.

Tonight at 5:10pm PDT at Coors Field, the Padres send Andrew Cashner (4-12, 4.09) to the hill against Jon Gray (0-0, 2.70) in the second game of the three game series.


Recaps

Padres down Rockies behind Kemp’s cycle — Corey Brock and Dargan Southard (MLB.com)

Matt Kemp hits for first cycle in Padres history — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Kemp hits for cycle and Padres beat Rockies 9-5 — Pat Graham (The Associated Press)

Rockies lose to the Padres as San Diego’s Matt Kemp hits for cycle — Patrick Saunders (The Denver Post)

MLB Box Score


Tweets (NSFW)


Videos

Kemp’s two-run blast

Kemp’s go-ahead RBI double

Norris’ solo shot

Barnes’ unusual RBI triple

Norris’ leaping grab

Gyorko’s three-run blast

Kemp’s triple for the cycle


Photos

San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp follows the flight of his two-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Yohan Flande in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

San Diego Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman, left, congratulates Matt Kemp as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Yohan Flande in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp, center, crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run to drive in teammate Derek Norris, left, as home plate umpire Lance Barrett cleans off the plate against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy, left, congratulates Matt Kemp as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Yohan Flande in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp watches his RBI triple off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Justin Miller during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Denver. With the triple, Kemp hit for the cycle as San Diego won 9-5. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


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