When his career is over (in probably another 10-15 years) we'll probably be able to count on one hand the number of times a Manny Machado error brought in the winning run for the other team.
Friday night was a rare occurrence, indeed.
Machado's errant throw after a dazzling backhanded stop allowed the Rockies to score what turned out to be the game-winner in a 3-2 Colorado win on Friday night at Petco Park. The Rockies ended their 9-game losing streak and the Padres extended their skid to four straight games.
In the 2nd inning Trevor Story hit a grounder down the 3rd base line. Machado got there and tried an off-balance throw across the diamond that hit the grass in front of 1st base and skipped by Eric Hosmer. Dom Nunez scored to make it 3-0 Rockies.
All three runs came off Padres starter Dinelson Lamet but only one of those was earned. Lamet went 6.0 innings and struck out four. Relievers Michel Baez, Matt Strahm and rookie David Bednar combined to allow one more hit over the next three innings.
San Diego got its only runs in the 3rd inning on a 2-run single by Hosmer. The Friars had a few other chances to score but went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
The Padres try to even the series on Saturday night when Joey Lucchesi gets the start against Jeff Hoffman.