ICYMI: Padres End Home Schedule On High Note
By John Hiatt
The San Diego Padres ended their season at home in front of the Friar Faithful on Wednesday night with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. The Padres’ starter, Joe Wieland got his first win of the year, going 5.1 innings, giving up 3 runs, on 3 hits, while walking 3, and striking out 5 Rockies. The Rockies’ starter, Yohan Flande, didn’t fare quite as well, going 4 innings, giving up 4 runs, on 4 hits, while walking 1, and striking out 4 Padres’ batters.
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The Rockies struck first in the game on a Charlie Blackmon home run, to take an early 1-0 lead, but the Padres would strike right back in the bottom of the 1st. With a pair of runners on base, Tommy Medica hit a three- run bomb to give the Padres a 3-1 lead at the end of one inning. The Padres weren’t done there. In the 4th, the Friars struck again, and it all started with a Yasmani Grandal single, which was followed by a Medica double, which moved Grandal to 3rd, and was followed by Alexi Amarista‘s ground out to 2nd base, which brought in Grandal to push the Padres’ lead to 4-1.
However the Rockies would try to fight back and in the 6th, that’s just what they did. It started with a Rafael Ynoa walk, and then he moved to second base on a balk. Following that, Justin Morneau was walked. That put runners on first and second for Michael Cuddyer, who singled to bring in Ynoa, to cut the Padres’ lead to 4-2. The Rockies however, struck again when the next batter, Corey Dickerson also singled to bring in Morneau, which cut the Padres lead to one. The Rockies rally came up short, and the Padres won by a final score of 4-3.
The Padres hit the road for the final series of the season starting tomorrow in San Fransisco against the Giants at 7:15 PM PDT from AT&T Park. The Padres send Andrew Cashner to the hill for his final start of 2014. He is (5-7) with a 2.21 ERA on the year. The Giants will counter with Yusmeiro Petit, who is (5-5) with a 3.63 ERA on the season.
Keep the Faith.