Padres Crushed in Colorado

Rockies hand Friars another 16-0 loss

For the Padres this week has been like a run-in with Pennywise.

On Saturday night in Denver the Friars lost to the Rockies 16-0, the second time during the week that they’ve suffered a 16-0 setback. Dating back to last Sunday, San Diego’s professional baseball team has been outscored 64-4.

Sometimes things just go wrong. Other times they go horribly, terribly, indescribably wrong. This week has been the latter.

In this particular outing the Padres only mustered three hits, all of them singles, while the Rockies were hammering out 17 hits, three of them home runs. The onslaught started in the 3rd inning when the Rockies batted around and scored five runs against Padres starter Jordan Lyles.

In the 5th inning, the dingers started when Carlos Gonzalez unloaded on a 2-run shot. In the 6th inning Charlie Blackmon smoked a 3-run homer, his 35th of the year, to make it a 10-nothing game. After that it was basically over (even at Coors Field) so Rockies skipper Bud Black sent in Pat Valaika in to pinch-hit for Blackmon with the bases loaded in the 7th inning.

Valaika hit a grand slam. On the night Colorado got 8 RBI from the leadoff spot alone.

The Rockies have a 3 ½ game lead over the Brewers for the 2nd National League Wild Card spot and can sweep the Padres on Sunday when Jon Gray gets the start against San Diego starter Jhoulys Chacin.

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