It hasn't happened too often for the Padres but on Saturday night they had one of those games where everything seems to come together at once. They got a good start, fantastic bullpen outings, solid defense, and a couple of home runs.
All that added up to a 3-0 win over the Rockies to even their weekend series at Petco Park.
Padres starter Joey Lucchesi, for the most part, had his good stuff. The lefty went 6.0 shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight but tossing in five walks. Craig Stammen, Andres Munoz and Kirby Yates each threw a shutout inning in relief.
Wil Myers had a rare big night at the plate. The former All-Star who's struggled most of the season went 3-for-4 with a home run. His 5th inning solo blast gave the Friars a 1-0 lead.
In the 6th inning Manny Machado drove one out to the opposite field. The 2-run shot was his 29th of the season. The Padres can win the series on Sunday afternoon when Eric Lauer takes the mound against Peter Lambert.