The Padres lost to the Rockies 7-5 at PETCO Park on Friday night, dropping their record to 2-8. It's only been 10 games, but they've already found a bunch of interesting and new ways to lose ballgames.
This time it was the offense having a good night, but the back end of the bullpen dropping the baton on the anchor leg.
Nick Hundley continued his hot streak with a pair of hits, including an RBI double in the 7th inning that scored Jedd Gyorko from first to break a 3-3 tie. Hundley scored on a Will Venable single to give the Padres a 5-3 lead (Venable also had a couple knocks and drove in two).
Usually that means the Padres have a win locked up. This time, their two most trusted relievers left the door open.
Luke Gregerson gave up two runs in the 8th to tie it up.
Huston Street gave up back-to-back homers in the 9th to lose it. Dexter Fowler and Josh Rutledge hit off-speed pitches that found way too much of the plate. Fowler hit a pair of homers in the game.
Street has struggled early in 2013. He's allowed three home runs in three appearances after only giving up two all last season.
The Rockies have won all 4 meetings this season. Edinson Volquez has the next chance to end their streak, Saturday night at PETCO Park.