Padres Take Three from Six, Remain Rooted to Bottom of the Table
The Padres took on the Rockies and D-Backs in their last two series and came away with a 3-3 record.
The series vs Colorado began last Thursday as the Padres came away with an exciting win in extra innings. San Diego took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd on a RBI triple by Austin Hedges and a sac fly by Freddy Galvis. Colorado cut the lead in half in the 4th, scoring on an error and tied the game in the 6th on a RBI groundout. The game stayed tied until the bottom of the 13th when Franmil Reyes stepped to the plate with two outs and hit his 12th home run of the year, ending the game and sending the Padres fans home happy.
Brett Kennedy was the story in the second game of the series as he pitched six shutout innings allowing just 4 hits to pick up his first career MLB win. He has backed up by a Padres offense which scored 7 runs on 11 hits including 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th. Reyes got the party going, in the 4th homering for the second day in a row and putting the Padres on top 1-0. Galvis singled home a run in the 7th to make it 2-0.
Luis Urias hit his first career home run in the 8th to make it 4-0 and Wil Myers followed up with his 10th big fly of the year making it 5-0. A Hunter Renfroe RBI double and Hedges RBI single later and the Padres won the game 7-0.
Hunter Renfroe homered twice on Saturday but it was not enough for the Padres as they lost 4-2. Renfroe’s first of the game came in the bottom of the 2nd, putting the Padres on top 1-0. The Rockies scored three times in the 4th, but Renfroe responded with his 2nd home run of the game in the bottom half of the inning cutting the Rockies lead to 3-2. From that point on however, the Padres offense was shut down but Colorado pitching and did not have another baserunner of the second Renfroe home run.
After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the 1st on Sunday, the Padres scored two in the bottom half of the inning on a Reyes RBI single. Colorado tied the game in the top of the 4th but A.J. Ellis drove in Manny Margot in the bottom half of the inning to put the Padres back on top. However, trailing 3-2 heading into the 6th, Colorado scored 5 runs over next three innings to take a 7-3 lead, a lead they would not relinquish.
They Padres then traveled to Chase Field in Arizona for a short two game series vs the D-Backs. The series began with a 6-2 win that saw Bryan Mitchell get a win in his first start since returning from the DL. Franmil Reyes hit his first of two home runs in the top of the 2nd, a three run shot that put the Friars on top 3-1. He homered again in the 4th.
Hedges plated two with a RBI single in the 8th to make it a 6-1 Padre lead. Arizona scored one in the bottom of the 8th but the Padres held on for the 6-2 win. The Padres bats were held in check on Tuesday as they were shut down by D-Backs starter Robbie Ray who held the Padres to no runs on 2 hits while striking out 10 in 6 ⅓. San Diego was blanked 7-0.
The Padres will now head to Cincinnati for a four game series vs the Reds. Bryan Kennedy (1-2, 5.76 ERA) will take the ball on Friday and Robbie Erlin (3-5, 3.87 ERA) will start on Saturday.