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San Diego Padres 5, Colorado Rockies 3: Meet the new Rockies, same as the old Rockies

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The Rockies dropped the series opener to the Padres in a game eerily reminiscent of 2016.

The Rockies offense getting shut down by a lousy pitcher? Check. Tyler Chatwood getting knocked around at Coors Field? Check. Wil Myers being a general nuisance? Check. Tonight’s 5-3 Rockies loss to the San Diego Padres had all the hallmarks of a game from 2016’s 75-win season.

Padres starter Jarred Cosart was making his first start of 2017 after posting a 6.00 ERA in 57 innings last season, but he shut out the Rockies in four innings of work, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out two. He also induced three double plays one in each inning save the third.

Tyler Chatwood, meanwhile, had a line that looked a lot like the one he posted in his first start of 2017 in Milwaukee and like quite a few of his starts at Coors Field in 2016. He pitched 5 13 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, two of which were home runs, while walking three and striking out seven.

One of the home runs against Chatwood came from Myers, who hit for the cycle in the game, scoring two runs and driving in two runs. Right fielder Hunter Renfroe also contributed a two-run home run against Chatwood in the sixth that gave San Diego a 4-0 lead and chasing the Rockies starter from the game.

DJ LeMahieu got the Rockies on the board in the bottom of the sixth with his first home run of the year and Mark Reynolds hit his fourth of the season in the ninth, a two-run shot that cut the Padres lead to 5-3.

The Rockies will look to snap their brief two-game losing skid tomorrow night as Antonio Senzatela makes his Coors Field debut against Jered Weaver. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m. Mountain time.