The Rockies have the capability to score a bunch of runs at Coors Field. But even by that ballpark's standards the Padres pitching staff had a rotten weekend in Denver.
Colorado beat San Diego 10-5 on Sunday, the 3rd straight game they scored in double digits. Padres starting pitchers have had a bit of rough go at Coors Field this year. OK that's a giant understatement. Friars starting pitchers, in nine games there in 2019, posted an ERA over 15.00.
That is not a typo.
Cal Quantrill started Sunday and allowed four runs in 3.0 innings. That was one of the BETTER performances by a Padres starter in Denver this year. The Friars bullpen had to work again, allowing six more runs but it did have one bright spot. Converted shortstop Javy Guerra tossed 1.2 hitless innings in what was probably his best outing as a Major Leaguer.
Offensively the Padres did enough to (usually) win a baseball game. Wil Myers, Luis Urias and Wil Myers all hit home runs in the losing effort.
The Padres start a 4-game series in Milwaukee, which is also a hitter-friendly park, with a new guy on the mound. Garrett Richards, signed in the off-season to a 2-year contract as he was recovering from Tommy John surgery, will make his 2019 and Padres debut against Zach Davies.