What a difference a day can make. The Padres could not keep up with the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night and dropped the second game of the set 11-3.
Jered Weaver was on the bump for the Friars and got off to a shaky start. The righty allowed four hits and just as many runs in the first inning alone. Before the inning was over, the Padres did get on the board when infielder Yangervis Solarte hit a sacrifice fly to center field which scored Wil Myers.
That would be the only run on the board for San Diego until the fifth inning. Meantime the Rockies were letting them fly at Petco Park. In the fourth and fifth innings, Colorado notched six more runs to take a 10-1 lead over the Padres.
In the bottom of the fifth, infielder Erick Aybar hit a solo shot to right field, his third home run of the season, but there was still an eight run hole to climb out of. Myers helped the cause with a double to deep left field which brought in Jabari Blash, but the Padres still trailed 10-3.
What’s one more when you already have a seven run advantage? The Rockies added another off a Charlie Blackmon RBI double in the ninth and that would do it.
The series finale is a matinee special at 12:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Petco Park.