The high elevation of Denver, Colorado is not agreeing with the San Diego Padres. The Friars continued their seven game road trip with the second of three against the Colorado Rockies Tuesday night. Before the game the Padres placed catcher Austin Hedges on the seven day concussion disabled list. Hedges was listed Monday as a starter but was scratched off the Friars lineup. Hedges was sent back to San Diego to get out of the high elevation where he was re-examined by the team doctor.
Dinelson Lamet made his first career start against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. The Dominican pitcher was hoping for a win on his 25th birthday, but things did not work out that way. The righty was pulled off the mound after allowing six runs and four hits in just four innings of work.
The Padres offense did have some bright spots, though. In the fifth inning Wil Myers homered to left center field to give the Friars a 4-3 lead. The solo shot was Myers’ 17th home run of the season. The Rockies answered back with four more runs in the bottom half of the inning.
By the seventh inning the Padres were trailing 9-6. Second baseman Carlos Asuaje gave Friars fans something to cheer about when he launched his first big league home run to right center field. His 420 foot solo shot put the Friars within reach, but the Rockies won 9-7.
The final game of the set is Wednesday July 19th at 12:10 p.m. PST from Coors Field.