Padres Take Another Sunday Off

Friars drop series to the Rockies in Colorado

This whole “losing every Sunday” thing is getting awfully old.

The last time the Padres won on a Sunday was September 20, 2015, when they beat the Rockies 10-4 at Coors Field. Since then they’ve dropped 12 straight Sunday games, including their latest one back in Colorado.

The Rockies edged the Friars 2-1 on Sunday to take the series from San Diego. In another bit of distressing news the Padres fall to 1-20 in the final games of series in the 2016 season.

Starting pitcher Christian Friedrich did all he could to snap the losing skid. The lefty and former first round pick of the Rockies tossed 6.0 innings, striking out nine and allowing just one unearned run. The Padres got their only run of the game in the 7th inning when Jon Jay singled home Alexei Ramirez to tie it 1-1.

San Diego had nine hits in the game but they came from only four players. Jay had the one hit; Ramirez had two; Derek Norris had a pair and Matt Kemp had three. The Padres had runners on base in the 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th innings and still could muster only one run against Rockies starter Tyler Anderson, who struck out six in 6.1 innings.

Colorado got the only other run they’d need in the 7th inning. Kevin Quackenbush came on to relief Friedrich and things immediately went downhill. Mark Reynolds hit the first pitch he saw over the right field wall for the game-winning home run.

The Padres return home to start a series against the Marlins on Monday night. Colin Rea gets the start against Wei-Yin Chen.

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