Padres Keep Rolling, Sweep Rockies

1 of 5

Aug 2, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte (27) hits an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Series Overview

The Padres (57-62) continue their hot second half start as they sweep the Rockies (46-74) right out of San Diego. The Padres now are 16-8 since the All-Star break, the best mark in the National League. The Friars also take the upper hand in the season series against the Rockies, now with 7 wins compared to 6 losses to Colorado. The Padres got contributions from newcomers that helped them along this sweep. This marks the third time the Padres have been on the good end of a series sweep and their second this month.

The team hit .273 in the series, with four home runs. The offensive players of the series were the combination of the newcomers Abraham Almonte and rookie Rymer Liriano. They both homered in Wednesday’s 5-3 win. Almonte had a hit in each game of the series, 4 in total with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI with his 2nd home run of the year. Liriano played a role in each game, reaching base 4 times and also getting a key sac fly in the comeback win on Monday. He hit a monstrous home run that nearly cleared the Western Metal Supply Co. building for his first major league dinger Wednesday.