Tonight’s loss in Colorado was a tough one. Jered Weaver turned in a solid start, striking out five while allowing three hits in six innings; a welcome difference from his first start of the season. Unfortunately, one thing stayed the same: He allowed two home runs. Miguel Diaz also got dinged by the thin Denver air, giving up his first career bomb. But you can’t blame a pitching staff for losing to the Rockies when they only gave up three runs. The offense was less than stellar tonight, missing multiple opportunities.
The good news is that Manuel Margot is still blazing hot, launching his third home run to start the game. And this was no cheap Coors Field longball; check out just how deep Manny went.
That ⚾️ is Mar-GONE! Another leadoff homer for Manuel Margot. pic.twitter.com/EWuloDJqpA— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 12, 2017
Rockies’ starter Antonio Senzatela recovered after that, retiring the next ten Padres in order. With one out in the fourth, Wil Myers gave an encore performance with his second triple of the series. But Yangervis Solarte and Ryan Schimpf failed to bring him home. Carlos Gonzalez made them pay for that mistake by going yard in the bottom half of the inning.
The top of the order delivered again in the sixth, with Margot and Travis Jankowski hitting back-to-back singles. The speedy Margot went all the way to third on Jankowski’s hit, preparing him to head home on the sac fly Myers followed with. That lead was short-lived, with Charlie Blackmon tying the game on another homer immediately afterward.
A leadoff walk went wasted in the seventh, and then Nolan Arenado became the third Rocky to take a trip around the bases after the stretch. The good guys got another leadoff walk in the ninth, but the next three batters failed to bring the tying run home. The final out came when Austin Hedges struck out to continue his ignominious hitless streak.
Zach Lee will get his shot at a series win tomorrow at 12:10.