There’s always a chance for a fun time in Colorado. For hitters, it’s almost a guarantee. Today, the San Diego Padres had themselves a great time in Coors Field. The Friars lineup took turns taking jabs at the Rockies’ pitching, and a lil’ bit of history was made in the process.
The Padres used a balanced concoction against the Rockies lineup, which always has some explosive possibility. Despite that, Jarred Cosart opened things up giving 4 healthy innings allowing only 5 hits and 1 walk, while striking out Charlie Blackmon and then Carlos Gonzalez in the 3rd to end the inning.
On the Rockies side, Tyler Chatwood had first blood drawn against him by a Wil Myers double at the top of that 3rd inning, which scored Manuel Margot.
For the remainder of the relief, Miguel Diaz, Ryan Buchter, and Brad Hand all provided scoreless innings through the remainder of the night. A solo HR from DJ LaMahieu on a José Torres fastball in the 6th was the only retaliation the Rockies would flare until a harmless Coors home run in the bottom of the 9th by Mark Reynolds.
In the meantime, Myers hit a solo shot of his own at the top of the 6th, followed by a two-run HR from Hunter Renfroe, their third and second home runs of the season, respectively. Myers reached third base in the 8th and was scored on a Yangervis Solarte sacrifice fly.
Oh yeah, by the way, Myers reaching third base marked the SECOND cycle for the Padres. NBD.
After hitting a single in the first, an RBI-double in the third, and his HR in the sixth, Myers caught an 87 MPH slider just right, launching it into a wide gap in left-center. By the time Gerardo Parra and Charlie Blackmon could close in on the ball, Myers was already excitedly partially stumbling around second base.
He cruised into third with a stand-up triple, and cemented himself in Padres history with the team’s second cycle, again in Coors Field. The 8th cycle from an opponent in Coors, the 2nd from the Swingin’ Friars.
When you get the first Major League cycle of 2017 ✋️ pic.twitter.com/2K06TDBW4r— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 11, 2017
Five runs. Nine hits. No errors. One cycle. Padres win.