The Rockies’ offense was completely shut down for nearly 8 full innings. Jordan Lyles was on absolute fire today, and pitched a game of his life against a team that cut him not long ago. Lyles went 7 entire innings throwing perfect, no-hit baseball. It wasn’t until the second out of the 8th inning that he would finally allow a hit, a fair line-drive single from Trevor Story.
Before that Lyles was totally dealing, striking out 10 Rockies with only 70~ pitches. After the conceded single in the 8th, Lyles issued one walk and was replaced by Kirby Yates on a pitch count of 85. The single that Lyles gave up to Story was a slider on a 0-1 count, and was showing that he had the stuff to go the distance. A chance at history will have to wait for the Padres, but a San Diego win would only have to wait 2 more innings.
Thanks to a pair of dongs from the Padres, the run support was felt in the 1st and 6th inning. The first homer came from Eric Hosmer, his 6th blast of the season. The second dong came from Christian Villanueva, his 10th of the season, putting the Padres up 4-0.
The Rockies never stood a chance. Between the utterly dominate pitching and a pair of homers, the 17th win was sealed, giving them the 4th most wins in the division.
The Padres get an off day on their way to Pittsburgh, where Eric Lauer will try to bounce back from his last start and put together something close to what Lyles put together today.