The loss snapped the Rockies six-game winning streak overall, but extended their losing streak on the road to eight. Colorado's road record for the season also fell to a dismal 20-56. This was the ninth time this season the Rockies have been shut out away from Coors Field.
The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the first when Rockies starter Tyler Matzek issued a two-out walk to Jedd Gyorko and a Rene Rivera double scored the Padres' second baseman.
Despite the early run, Matzek had another strong outing, allowing just the one run on four hits in six innings of work, walking three and striking out eight, dropping his ERA to 4.05 on the season and 1.69 in 26 2/3 innings in September. Tommy Kahnle and Brooks Brown each pitched scoreless innings of relief for the Rockies.
Colorado was not without its chances offensively with 10 hits and a walk in the game, but they went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base, five of those in scoring position.
The only extra-base hit of the game for the Rockies came in the top of the eighth with a leadoff double from Justin Morneau, which was followed by a pair of pop-ups and a flyout.
The Rockies will look to get their first road win since August 30 tomorrow as Jorge De La Rosa takes on Robbie Erlin. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m. Mountain Time.
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