Jaff Decker Hits First MLB Home Run in Padres 14-2 Loss to Colorado

Dustin Bradford

It was really not the Padres' day on Monday as they were decimated 14-2 by the Rockies. It was a real team effort, as pretty much everyone in gray pants contributed to the loss in some fashion. San Diego committed four errors and failed miserably with runners in scoring position, but there was one bright spot.

Will Venable led off the game with a double and Chris Denorfia followed up with a walk. Chase Headley hit into a fielder's choice that moved Venable to third but Yonder Alonso ended the threat by grounding into a double play.

Dexter Fowler singled to start the Rockies half of the inning and Corey Dickerson promptly doubled him over to third. One out later, Wilin Rosario singled both of them home. After Edinson Volquez struck out Todd Helton, Nolan Arenado singled and Rosario took third on an error by Venable. Fortunately they were stranded and the damage was limited to two runs.

Jedd Gyorko started the second with a double; he had a good view from second base of the next three batters making unproductive outs.

DJ LeMahieu extended the Rockies' lead to three with a homer to lead off the bottom of the second. Fowler walked and scored on another Dickerson double that could have been scored as another error for Venable. After that, an error by Chase Headley was ruled an error and Dickerson came in to make 5-0.

Volquez worked a walk to lead off the third inning and Venable hit into a force out to take his place at first. Denorfia did the same thing and then Chase mixed things up with a strikeout. LeMahieu doubled with two outs in the bottom of the frame but got stranded for Volquez's first scoreless inning of the game.

Yonder singled to give the Padres their fourth leadoff baserunner in as many innings but was promptly erased on a double play. Ob-la-di, ob-li-da. Dexter Fowler walked to start the bottom of the inning but got stuck on the bases.

Nick Hundley singled in the fifth to no avail. The Rockies answered with a pair of no-out singles in their half and loaded the bases with a one-out walk to end Edinson's evening. Sean O`Sullivan got the call and promptly allowed a sac fly by the opposing pitcher and a two-run single by the ever-annoying Dexter Fowler to make it 8-0, which is like 3-0 in a real ballpark.

The Padres actually didn't strand any runners in the sixth inning. That's because they went down 1-2-3 for the first time. And then the Rockies did the same thing.

Things were looking like more of the same in the seventh inning as Jhoulys Chacin retired the first two Padres batters. Jaff Decker came to the plate still looking for his first major league hit and got it out of the way in style. He worked the count and took Chacin deeeep to right to put San Diego on the board. The guys on MLB Network then proceeded to repeatedly mispronounce his first name (it's pronounced Geoff).

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Colorado put two runners on in the bottom of the seventh with a single and an error but O`Sullivan worked through it to keep the score 8-1.

Chacin retired pinch hitter Alexi Amarista along with Venable and Denorfia, finishing his eighth inning with exactly 100 pitches. It was at this point that the ongoing rain finally forced a delay. After 63 minutes, action resumed with Colt Hynes taking over on the hill. He walked Dickerson and gave up four consecutive singles leading to three runs before finally getting the first out. He surrendered yet another single and run, and then an error loaded the bases. Fowler doubled in a pair to make it 14-1.

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Jedd Gyorko hit a solo shot, his eleventh homer of the year, with two outs in the ninth but it was too little, too late.

Welp, get 'em tomorrow.

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