Right before first pitch, news broke that the Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado had been scratched from the lineup, and was being replaced by backup infielder Rafael Ynoa. This game was doomed from the beginning. It was raining. It was cold. It was gloomy. If you’re still reading, you’re going to want to buckle up. This was a rough one.
First things first, let’s just say De La Rosa didn’t necessarily have his best stuff in his return the Rockies' rotation. The Padres scored five runs in the first as six of the first seven batters De La Rosa faced reached base via hits. The next inning didn’t look any better as the Padres tacked on four more runs to get out to a nine-run lead after just two innings of play.
That was it for Jorge. In his highly anticipated return, he pitched two disastrous innings, giving up nine runs (seven earned) while walking one and striking out three. De La Rosa was struggling to keep the ball down and the Padres offense took advantage. De La Rosa will want to put this performance behind him.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did. With two outs in the third, Corey Dickerson grounded out to second base and looked to tweak something while running to first base. He would leave the game and be replaced in the outfield by Drew Stubbs.
The Rockies started to show some life when they began to chip away at the nine-run deficit with a Justin Morneau RBI single followed by a RBI single from Rafael Ynoa.
The baseball gods then laughed at the thought of a Rockies’ comeback and decided the Padres need to pour on some more runs. So they did.
The Padres got after the next two Rockies pitchers, getting three runs off of Christian Friedrich and two more off of LaTroy Hawkins.
The Padres starter, on the other hand, was stellar. Odrisamer Despaigne silenced the Rockies offense, giving up just two earned runs over 6⅔ innings while striking out five and walking two.
Brooks Brown, Rafael Betancourt, Adam Ottavino, and Boone Logan were the only real bright spots for the Rockies’ pitching, even though it’s frustrating that every single one of them had to pitch. They all threw an inning a piece, allowing no runs.
Other than a ninth-inning RBI triple from Charlie Blackmon, a duo of Padres relievers finished off the game rather easily to cap off a 14-3 victory for San Diego.
Tyler Matzek will face off against Brandon Morrow tomorrow at 6:40 PM.
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