Eric Hosmer opened the game up with a three-run deep shot and Chris Paddack struck out eight in five shutout innings to help the Padres (21-15) overwhelm the Rockies (17-17) 13-2 on Sunday afternoon.
FINAL: #Padres 13, Rockies 2#PadresWin #FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/R6SRADyLvE— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 30, 2020
Jake Cronenworth, Trent Grisham, and Fernando Tatis each recorded three hits apiece as part of six different players to record multiple hits on the night.
Aside from a pair of runs scored in the sixth, this game was all Padres from start to finish.
The Friars led 5-0 through the first two innings, thanks in part to Hosmer’s homer and triple by Grisham. The scoring picked up again in the seventh with a two-run home run by Cronenworth. That was then followed by consecutive home runs by Jurickson Profar and Grisham, which gave the Friars double-digit runs for the game. A base hit by Machado and a home run by Josh Naylor finished the scoring for San Diego and presented an insurmountable lead for the Rockies to overcome.
Profar and Pro-farther.#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/dGZiNAbK5D— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 30, 2020
The Rockies were led offensively by 3B Nolan Arenado who went 2-of-3 at the plate with a run scored. Starting pitcher Ryan Castellani pitched just a pair of innings but allowed six hits, five runs, and struck out just two.
The series finale will be tomorrow night at 6:30pm at Coors Field. Righty German Marquez will start on the mound for the Rockies while the Padres have yet to decide on their starter.