Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (10-6) scored less runs last night than the Colorado Rockies (8-7) at Coors Field, 5-4. Even after a late-inning comeback by the Friars to take the lead. A lead that was eliminated by Corey Dickerson‘s second solo home run of the game in the eighth inning off Joaquin Benoit. Shawn Kelley came into pitch the ninth and only managed one out before pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso beat the five-infielder defense that Bud Black called for with a line drive over Justin Upton‘s head in left field.

James Shields (2-0, 3.24) made his third career start at Coors Field and was knocked around by the Rockies. Beside’s Dickerson’s first solo home run, Nolan Arenado, Michael McKenry, DJ LeMahieu, and Troy Tulowitzki all hit doubles off Shields. Shields ended up pitching six innings with three runs on six hits, three walks, and five strikeouts.

Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 6.85) pitched seven innings, giving up all four Padres’ runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Kendrick was helped out by spectacular defense from Arenado and Tulowitzki, yet even they couldn’t stop Yangervis Solarte and Wil Myers from hitting solo home runs. RBI doubles from Derek Norris and Cory Spangenberg added to the Padres run total, but it still wasn’t enough.

This afternoon at 12:10pm PDT has Tyson Ross (1-0, 4.08) taking the hill in the final game of the series against the Rockies, who will have Jordan Lyles (1-1, 3.50) starting.


Bullpen unable to hold late lead in walk-loss to Rockies — Thomas Harding and Owen Perkins (

Padres come back, then lose on walk-off — Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Rockies beat Padres, end five-game losing streak — Nick Groke (The Denver Post)

MLB Box Score



Solarte’s solo shot

Myers’ solo shot

Norris’ RBI double

Spangenberg’s RBI double

Arenado starts the double play

Arenado’s sensational play

Tulowitzki’s diving stop



San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields (33) calls for a new ball after giving up a solo home run to Colorado Rockies’ Corey Dickerson in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies shortstop Daniel Descalso #3 hits a game-winning walk-off single against the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the 9th inning during an MLB game at Coors Field on April 22, 2015, in Denver. (Daniel Petty, Denver Post)

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