Rain fell from the sky, water poured out from the bottom and the bats have been nonetheless on hearth Sunday at Coors Subject.
The Padres’ flames rose only a bit larger.
San Diego defeated Colorado, 14-13, earlier than a sold-out crowd of 47,526 on Father’s Day. Rockies’ proper fielder Charlie Blackmon recorded 15 hits over the four-game sequence; essentially the most by any participant within the fashionable period of MLB historical past in such a span. Heroics that didn’t lead to victory Sunday, although.
The Rockies led the Padres 13-10 to start the ninth when nearer Wade Davis gave up three runs — a RBI single from left fielder Wil Myers and a two RBI triple from second baseman Greg Garcia — to tie it up. Colorado despatched out right-handed starter Jon Grey in aid, who gave up a bases-loaded stroll to offer San Diego the lead.
Colorado (37-34) accomplished its seven-game homestand at 4-Three and now hits the highway for 9 straight between the Diamondbacks, Dodgers and Giants.
On Sunday, very like the remainder of the San Diego sequence, it was wacky from the beginning. The primary inning lasted practically an hour and play stopped for 15 minutes when a break in the principle irrigation line flooded filth down the right-field line and required restore from a upkeep crew with wheelbarrows, shovels, and brooms to clear the world.
The water stopped. The runs simply saved coming.
Rockies’ rookie right-hander Peter Lambert made his third profession MLB begin and struggled by means of three innings with eight allowed runs on 9 hits, plus two wild pitches, earlier than getting pulled.
Colorado trailed 3-Zero because it first got here as much as bat. No downside for Blackmon. He despatched a solo shot over the right-field fence on the second pitch from Padres’ starter Nick Margevicius; whose six allowed runs within the first body gave Colorado an early cushion it wanted. Middle fielder Ian Desmond (double), second baseman Ryan McMahon (fielder’s alternative), catcher Chris Iannetta (single) and Lambert (single) all drove in runners.
The Rockies added three extra runs within the second inning. San Diego’s bats additionally stayed scorching as Lambert, who entered Sunday at 2-Zero with a 1.50 ERA, struggled with command. San Diego minimize the deficit to 9-Eight behind a shortstop Fernando Tatis double, a second baseman Greg Garcia triple and a pair of Padres RBI groundouts.
Colorado turned to not too long ago recalled right-hander Jesus Tinoco from Triple-A Albuquerque and he pitched three shutout innings. And the Rockies have been nowhere close to carried out on the plate.
Shortstop Trevor Story joined the social gathering within the fifth inning by launching his 17th house run of the season, this one from the suitable arm of Padres’ Trey Wingenter, as considered one of six San Diego pitchers used on Sunday. Then Mom Nature stalled out the Father’s Day power with a 48-minute lightning delay and scattered showers.
The tarp got here off and Colorado’s offensive onslaught continued with three-straight doubles — Desmond, McMahon and left fielder Raimel Tapia — and the Rockies hit 13 runs. However San Diego (34-38) punched again with two of their very own within the seventh to arrange their ninth-inning comeback.