It came all the way down to the last game of the series, but the Padres went out on a good note. A landslide victory for the final game against the Colorado Rockies in the 2015 season. There have been some fun times in Colorado this year with high scoring games and San Diego baseball history. Tonight was another fun time full of home runs.
The first kick off the rubber from James Shields featured a signature conceded solo home run. He wouldn't give up another run until well after the Padres had won the game from a torrential downpour of runs. Shields almost lasted himself a full 7, but after a wild pitch in the 7th that let a run in, he was pulled to let Bud Norris finish the inning.
Norris didn't really do it all that well. He gave up a two-run RBI-single. But that didn't matter much. Shield laid down the groundwork for a good victory. He struck out 8 and only gave up 2 hits. By the end of the night, the Rox only had 4 hits to the Padres' 15. Joaquin Benoit and Craig Kimbrel closed out the win.
The night's lineup blasted out a swan song for the head-to-head against the last-place NL West rivals. Home runs from Yangervis Solarte, Matt Kemp, Jedd Gyorko, and Cory Spangenberg were the highlights of the scoring parade. Travis Jankowski, Derek Norris, and Justin Upton all collected some hearty RBI-singles, and Justin Upton added on with an RBI-double.
Ten runs from six-straight scoring innings. Four multiple-run innings. A good win against a not great team. At the very least the Padres managed to own the matchups against the Rockies this year. An 11-7 season victory over the Rox will be remembered by those high scoring nights and that one time Kemp hit for the cycle.
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