Throughout some heavy drizzle, lightning in the sky, thunder rumbling through Coors Field; the Padres blew things up tonight. The bullpen held things down and the lineup capitalized on some juicy 1st and 7th innings.
After the Friars kicked things off in the top of the 1st, Bryan Mitchell got tagged for an equal amount of damage. Two two-run home runs to Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story in the bottom of the inning, then an RBI-double to Ian Desmond. Mitchell ended up with an 8 hit night in 5 1/3rd inning, giving up that total of 5 earned runs, two walks, and only striking out two. But, Coors.
Robbie Erlin (credited with the win), Craig Stammen, and Jordan Lyles locked things down for a hard-hitting Padres comeback.
The foundation was laid down in the first inning with a Wil Myers double and Eric Hosmer single; Chad Bettis balks, and the Padres have their first run. With a 2-0 count, Carlos Asuaje sat on an off speed pitch and smacked a 3-run HR to right center field, his second home run of the season.
That wouldn’t be the only Padres homer of the night, though. In the big 7th inning, with the entire top section of Coors cleared out due to nearby lightning, Franchy Cordero crushed an 88 MPH fastball to deep center field for a 2-run HR, his fourth homer of the season and another tally to his hot streak.
Over the Rockies— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 24, 2018
And to the woods
Just watch Franchy's homer go! pic.twitter.com/52v7iFKlkf
With the Friars now up 6-5, Asuaje came back for some more damage, driving in a run on an RBI-single, followed by a Cory Spangenberg 2-run RBI-single, followed by a Matt Szczur 2-run RBI-single, followed by a Wil Myers 2-run RBI-double.
That left a nice, crooked 13 on the scoreboard. The Friars closed things out and took 1 back against the Rockies, who manage not to lose control of an inside pitch tonight.