In their final home matchup against the Rockies this season, the Padres played well enough to send the game into extra innings, but one bad pitch from Kevin Quackenbush undid nine innings of work. Edwin Jackson put up another quality start, holding Colorado to two runs on five hits and a walk. Brandon Morrow, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer followed with three scoreless innings, while the offense put together a rally to balance out Jackson’s runs. But a tenth inning home run from Mark Reynolds ended the series with a split.
Jackson retired the first nine Rockies he faced, but he was stung for the first time in the fourth. Charlie Blackmon led off the inning with a solo home run (his 25th of the year) to right field. The Colorado center fielder caused more trouble the next inning. Former Friar Nick Hundley started the fifth with a double to center. Jackson almost stranded Hundles there when he got two outs right after that, but Blackmon put a line drive into right field.
A short rally in the sixth drew things even. Travis Jankowski knocked a one-out double, and then Wil Myers followed up with a triple. A sacrifice fly from Yangervis Solarte tied the game, and it stayed that way until the tenth inning. Quackenbush came in, and immediately had a bad day. On a 2-2 count, he hung a slider right up in the middle of the zone, and Mark Reynolds punished him for it. The Padres got Jon Jay to second in the bottom half of the inning, but couldn’t tie the game again.
The team hits the road to San Francisco, where Paul Clemens will take the mound at 7:15 tomorrow night.