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Padres drop game, and series, with 9-6 loss to Rockies

There was certainly more offense tonight, but it was too little too late.

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I feel a bit of deja vu typing this out.

The Padres dropped the final contest of their three-game series against the Rockies with a final score of 9-6. While San Diego’s bats were a bit more lively this game, they were once again forced to dig themselves out of a hole late in this once as they headed into the eighth inning down 9-1.

They were certainly able to make the final score look a lot more competitive, thanks in part to a late surge that included a bases-clearing triple by RF Wil Myers. 3B Manny Machado also played a role in getting the Padres on the board in the sixth with his first hit of the night (double) and then helped bring Fernando Tatis Jr. home early in the eighth for their second run of the night. 1B Ty France finished the Padres’ scoring on the night with a groundout to second which pushed PH Josh Naylor to home plate.

Starting pitcher Zach Davis did his best to limit the early damage but couldn’t stop 1B Daniel Murphy and DH Matt Kemp from taking him over the fence for a 3-0 lead through the fourth. He allowed four hits and struck out just two.

Your winning pitcher was Antonio Senzatela who went six innings in this one. He recorded six strikeouts while allowing four hits, one run, and ERA of 2.45.

The Rockies were led offensively by Murphy who ended the game a perfect 4-4 at the plate with a home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored. 2B Ryan McMahon hit 1-of-4 today but managed a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. RF Charles Blackmon put an exclamation on his productive series with another 2 RBIs and a run scored.

The Padres welcome the Dodgers into Petco Park for a three-game series that pits the two teams jockeying for position behind the now-first place Rockies. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:10pm PT.