The San Diego Padres had their 5-game winning streak snapped in Game Two of a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. The Padres starter, Robbie Erlin struggled, only lasting 4 innings, giving up 2 runs, on 6 hits, while walking 2, and striking out 2. The Rockies’ starter, Jorge De La Rosa, had a fairly better start for the Rockies, as he went 6 innings, giving up 7 hits, and 2 runs, while walking 4, and striking out 7 batters.
The Rockies struck first in the 3rd inning, when Rafael Ynoa hit a double, and came around to score on the single by Justin Morneau to put the Rockies up 1-0 in the 3rd inning. The Rockies weren’t done there, scoring another run in the 4th inning. It started when Brandon Barnes singled to start the inning, which was followed by a single from Josh Rutledge, which moved Barnes to second base. Barnes was then driven home by a D.J. Lemahieu single. That put the Rockies up 2-0 in the 4th.
However the Padres would fight back in the 6th inning. The Padre rally started when Jedd Gyorko singled, followed by a Tommy Medica single to put runners on 1st and 2nd, for Rymer Liriano, who singled to drive in Gyorko. This cut the lead to 2-1, Rockies, but the Swinging Friars weren’t done yet. Another single by Alexi Amarista drove in Medica to tie the game at 2 apiece. However, the Padre rally would fall short after a homer by Drew Stubbs in the 8th inning, put the Rockies up 3-2, and the Padres wouldn’t be able to come back and would fall by that score as a final.
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The Padres and Rockies will wrap-up the final game of the series, and the Padres 2014 home schedule tonight from Petco Park at 6:10 PM PDT. The Padres will hand the ball to Joe Wieland who is (0-0), with a 9.00 ERA this season. He will face-off against Yohan Flande of the Rockies, who has an (0-5) record, with a 4.91 ERA on the year.
Keep the Faith.