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SD 4, COL 7: Padres pitching problems persist

Almost every arm for the Friars gave up a run today.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

It's tough bouncing back from an early deficit. It's even more tough when that deficit widens as you try to climb above it. Tonight, the Padres lineup faced that exact problem. In an attempt to earn just the 70th win of the season, the Friars didn't have a team-effort going for the first game of the final series against Colorado and on the road.

Ian Kennedy didn't have very good luck starting things out. By the end of 6 innings he allowed 3 earned runs in the bottom of the second and an unearned run in the bottom of the 3rd. He closed out the night giving up 6 hits and striking out 5. Jay Jackson made an appearance and gave up a run, Marc Rzepczynski made an appearance and gave up 2 runs, and Nick Vincent and Jon Edwards kept things at a gross 7 total runs for the Rockies.

Cory Spangenberg: The shift actually worked!

The Padres bats showed up ready to play, with Justin Upton getting Yangervis Solarte in at the top of the third. Wil Myers pierced a home run in the 7th, which is his 8th of his short injury-crippled season. Then in an attempt to get things rallying, Cory Spangenberg drove home the Upton brothers with an RBI-single.

Wil Myers: My homer can pierce the skyyy.

Not enough, though, when the pitching doesn't play nice. Tomorrow, we get to see Robbie Erlin throw against Yohan Flande. Erlin is the very first lefty starter to take the mount for the Friars all year, as it's Robbie's first start outside of El Paso this season.

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