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.
Erlin struggles early and Padres can’t rebound — Corey Brock and Owen Perkins (MLB.com)
Routed by Rockies, Padres reach season low — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Murphy’s 1st big league hits help Rockies beat Padres 10-2 — Dennis Georgatos (The Associated Press)
Rockies pound Padres behind Christian Bergman, dodge 100-loss season — Nick Groke (The Denver Post)