Zach Davies struck out eight in his fifth-straight straight and Mitch Moreland hit his first home run as a Padre to help San Diego sweep the Rockies in a 5-3 contest last night at Petco Park.
Davies pitched five innings and was playing his usual A1 baseball before letting up a two-run homer against DH Matt Kemp in the top of the sixth. Up to that point he had allowed just four hits and a single run, which was courtesy of SS Trevor Story. Kemp’s deep shot gave the Rockies the lead once again at 3-2 but the Padres went to work in the later innings to preserve the sweep.
Wil Myers crushed a triple in the bottom of the sixth to drive home Mitch Moreland from first for the tying run before Jake Cronenworth singled to center field to score Myers and recapture the lead 4-3.
In the bottom of the eighth, Myers hit a double off his first pitch and Austin Nola knocked an RBI single to score him from second to complete the scoring on the night and push things to 5-3.
Trevor Rosenthal threw 13 pitches in the ninth, striking out one and forcing the other two to ground out, to finish a gutsy effort for the Friars on Wednesday night.