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Rockies defense stifles Padres in 6-1 loss

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MLB: San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

I guess the high we’ve all been riding couldn’t have lasted forever, right?

On Saturday afternoon, Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland (2-0) had himself a night, throwing for six innings and only allowing two hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Padres starter Joey Lucchesi (0-1) will probably be pushing this game out of his short-term memory after going a mere 1 23 innings and giving up three runs.

There isn’t much to report offensively as the Friars only managed three hits total, including a solo home run from CF Trent Grisham in the top of the eighth. LF Tommy Pham (single) and C Francisco Mejia (double) were the other two hits on the night.

Last night was the first time this season that the Padres failed to record at least three runs. Their streak of eight such games was the second time in franchise history that they’ve achieved that feat to begin a season.

RHP Cal Quantrill pitched 4.1 innings and allowed four hits with another three runs on 77 pitches. He finished with a team-best 4.76 ERA on the night. Righty Luis Perdomo finished the night for San Diego by pitching the final two innings, striking out one and allowing a single hit.

The Rockies’ Matt Kemp and Trevor each recorded a solo home run while 2B Chris Owings was their most efficient batter, going 3-of-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Padres are back at Coors Field this afternoon for the series finisher beginning at 12:10pm PT.