It was touch-and-go there for a minute but Michael McKenry's big night and Drew Stubbs walkoff led the Rockies to one of those ... what do you call them? ... wins! Yeah, they got a win!
Michael McKenry got the scoring started with a solo home run to straight-away center field in the bottom of the second and Justin Morneau added a two-run bomb in the third that ricocheted off the façade of the second deck. McKenry drove in Corey Dickerson, who had singled, later in the third to make it 4-0.
San Diego broke up the shutout when Jed Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte in the top of the fourth. First baseman, Tommy Medica, tacked on with a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth.
The Rockies would get both runs back in the bottom of the fifth though on a bloop single from DJ LaMehieu into right field scoring McKenry, who had walked, and Josh Rutledge, who had doubled.
Jorge de la Rosa was chased with two outs in the sixth inning with a three-run lead after allowing a single to Rymer Liriano who was plated on a Jed Gyorko double which gave way to the walk to Yasmani Grandal that would finish de la Rosa's day. Brooks Brown came on in relief and got our old buddy Seth Smith to pop out and end the threat.
Jorge de la Rosa's final line: 5.2, 6H, 3ER, 1BB, 4Ks
The Rockies kept the bats going in the bottom of the sixth when Justin Morneau reached on a fielding error (still a well struck ball) by shortstop Alexi Amarista, followed up by a line drive single from Nolan Arenado. Corey Dickerson reached on a fielders choice and Micahel McKenry has just decided to become one of the toughest outs in the NL and drew another walk to load the bases for Josh Rutledge who unfortunately struck out before any runs could cross.
Things got closer in the top of the seventh as one might expect with the Rockies bullpen. This time the culprit was usually reliable Tommy Kahnle who gave up a two-run home run to Corey Spangenberg. Apparently, the Padres insist on employing only players with awesomely weird names.
The Padres invariably pulled even because the Rockies bullpen is gonna Rockies bullpen. Adam Ottavino struggled with his command to start the eighth, giving up a single and walking a batter. After getting a fielders choice from Yasmani Grandal, Rex Brothers came in to face the left handed Seth Smith. Brothers gave up one of the least surprising base hits of the season and the score was evened at 6-6.
After a back and forth affair, the Rockies and Padres hung out in scoring purgatory for a few innings, providing some free -- if not particularly exciting -- baseball into the 12th inning. DJ LaMehieu led off the bottom of the 12th with a double down the right field line and he was advanced to third by a Charlie Culberson sacrifice bunt.