Rockies Crush Padres To Finish Off Sweep

Colorado Smacks 5 Homers in A Rout

To say Colorado simply swept the Padres or that San Diego just had a bad game would be too big of an understatement.

The Rockies blasted the Friars 18-4 to finish off a sweep of their division rivals.

Wednesday’s matinee got so out of hand, the Rockies scored in every single inning except the eighth (Thank you Kirby Yates) and the ninth.

Plus, the reason Colorado didn’t need to bat in the final frame was because the Rockies already had the lead and were playing at home.

This was a downright ugly game for the Friars.

Starting pitcher Clayton Richard gave up 11 runs (10 earned) and did not finish the fourth inning.

Rockies All-Star Nolan Arenado was not a one-man wrecking crew by any means but he had one of his best days as a pro thanks to his scorching bat.

The third baseman went 5-for-6 with three homers, two singles and seven RBI.

All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story also went yard for the Rockies to really put things out of reach.

San Diego trailed 13-0 before Jabari Blash’s base hit in the sixth scored rookie Carlos Asuaje and put the Friars on the board.

A few batters later, Cory Spangenberg added a three-run blast to trim the deficit to 13-4 but the game was already a lost cause.

The Rockies are in second place but still trail the Dodgers by 11 games in the National League West.

The Friars will try to regroup in San Francisco when they continue their road trip Thursday against the Giants.

Jhoulys Chacin is scheduled to start opposite Madison Bumgarner at 7:15 p.m.

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