Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (69-79) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (62-85) last night, 7-4, in the first of three games at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The loss ended any chance of the Padres getting into the postseason, which no one really expected to happen at this point anyway.
Ian Kennedy (8-15, 4.29) threw 110 pitches in six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. An RBI single from Corey Dickerson followed by a two-run double by Dustin Garneu in the second inning opened the scoring for the Rockies. Justin Morneau‘s RBI double in the third inning made it 4-1. Jay Jackson and Marc Rzepczynski allowed the other three runs in a combined two-thirds of an inning in relief in the seventh inning. Jose Reyes hit a two-RBI single and Nolan Arenado hit an RBI single two-batters later.
Chad Bettis (8-5, 4.46) allowed one run in five innings on four hits and a walk while striking out six. In the third inning, a groundout by Justin Upton allowed Wil Myers to score from third base to put the Padres on the board. Myers then hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. A single by Cory Spangenberg plated J Upton and Melvin Upton Jr. scored on a throwing error by Charlie Blackmon.
Myers homers, but Padres can’t catch Rockies — Corey Brock and Thomas Harding (MLB.com)
Padres officially eliminated by loss to Rockies — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Bettis, Rockies hold off Padres 7-4 — Pat Graham (The Associated Press)
Chad Bettis helps Rockies beat Padres to start final homestand of season — Nick Groke (The Denver Post)