A beaten and battered Padres team needed a break from a tough stretch of schedule to MAYBE get things back on track. Following a couple series against the Cubs and Mets, a meeting with the floundering Rockies and the middling Reds were just what the doctor ordered before they had to face the Dodgers for the third time this year.
That just hasn’t been the case.
After beginning the month with a 4-8 record, the Padres (38-31) have now dropped the last two against the Rockies (27-41) with the series finale set for this afternoon. With Yu Darvish on the mound and a somewhat healthy lineup, you’d have thought last night’s game would have gone different.
Darvish allowed a season-high four runs in five innings of work and recorded just as many K’s. The Friars used six pitchers in an effort to get something to spark, but it just wasn’t in the cards. Tim Hill and Emilio Pagan both allowed a pair of runs, as well.
Offensively, you would have thought San Diego found their answer to their woes after they started the game with four-straight runs, including another two-run homer by Fernando Tatis Jr. But after the first two innings, it was all Rockies the rest of the way through.
Ryan McMahon finished with a game-high four RBIs for the Rockies as he went a perfect three-for-three at the plate. Raimel Tapia also chipped in a pair of runs driven in.
The Padres will try to avoid the sweep this afternoon with Blake Snell (2-3, 4.97 ERA) on the mound against Kyle Freeland (0-2, 9.00 ERA).