After putting up fourteen runs on Thursday night, the Padres offense came up decidedly short tonight. Luis Perdomo was holding on well enough until the seventh inning, but even if he hadn’t given up two extra runs late in the game, there wasn’t enough power in the lineup to overcome a two-run homer in the third inning.
San Diego got on board first when Alex Dickerson hit bomb number nine off Tyler Chatwood in the second. It was no cheap shot, either, clearing the right-center field fence by a good margin. Chatwood got his revenge shortly thereafter. The Colorado starter led off the third with a single, and then Charlie Blackmon took Perdomo deep. Those were the only runs the Rockies needed.
Not that they didn’t enjoy getting a little insurance after the Padres embarrassed them yesterday. With one out, Perdomo walked Mark Reynolds on four pitches. Daniel Descalso followed that up with a single. A fly out got Perdomo one out away from wrapping up the inning, but Chatwood wanted to rub salt in the wound. The pitcher hit a triple to score two more runs.
Christian Friedrich will try to even up the series when he takes the mound at 5:40 Saturday night.