Well, another opportunity for a sweep has come and gone. While Cesar Vargas pitched another fantastic game, giving up a single run on four hits and three walks in six innings, the Padres could not figure out Tyler Chatwood. The Rockies starter went eight innings while holding the Friars scoreless with just three hits and a sole walk.
Chatwood didn't just beat San Diego on the mound, though. He was an essential part of the tie-breaking rally Colorado put together in the fifth inning. After Tony Wolters drew a leadoff walk, Chatwood hit a single to left that sent the runner to the opposite corner with nobody out. A grounder sent Wolters home for the only run they needed.
The Padres only got one runner into scoring position the entire game. Brett Wallace continued his hot streak with a two-out double in the bottom of the seventh. Melvin Upton walked to bring up Alexei Ramirez, who grounded out to end the inning. Colorado picked up one more run in the ninth off Brad Hand, but it didn't mean much of anything, as Jake McGee retired the Friars in order to end the game.
Colin Rea will start a four game series against the New York Mets tomorrow night. First pitch at 7:10 PM.