Monday night’s series finale against the Rockies was also the Padres debut for reliever Trevor Rosenthal, 1B Mitch Moreland and C Austin Nola. Just from a single game sample size, it looks as if San Diego’s new additions will be a seamless fit going forward as they completed the series victory with a convincing 6-0 win at Coors Field.
The scoring got started when Fernando Tatis Jr. rifled a two-run triple into deep center field that scored both Nola and Jurikson Profar. Tatis finished 1-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs, as well.
Manny Machado followed up Tatis with a sacrifice fly that brought #23 home to push their early lead to three runs.
Wil Myers record the team’s lone home run on the evening with a solo shot in the fourth that pushed things to 4-0. After a triple by Jake Cornenworth and Nola getting walked, Profar managed to reach on an infield single to score Cro.
The final points of then night were brought to you by Eric Hosmer, who recorded a double to score Tatis in the 7th.
Rosenthal made his debut in the ninth, throwing 12 total pitches and striking out the final two batters to complete the blank of the Rockies. Drew Pomeranz also pitched in three Ks while working the eighth inning prior to Rosenthal.
The Padres (22-15) have the day off and will travel to Angel Stadium tomorrow to face the Angels (12-24) in a two-game series.