By Liz Alper
Photo: Greg Garcia tried to help the Padres rally in the ninth, but ultimately, the Rockies got the victory. Via @Padres on Twitter
May 12, 2019 (Denver) - The Padres have split the series with Colorado so far, losing badly Friday night, but picking up a win last night. They played the series finale on Mother’s Day with Nick Margevicius on the mound against Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies.
Unfortunately, the Rockies got the upper hand. After a leadoff double by Raimel Tapia in the second, Ryan McMahon scored him with an RBI double. Tony Wolters singled to score McMahon and ChuckNasty Blackmon capped it off with his seventh home run of the year, a blast to right, good for two runs and the Rockies led 4-0 after two.
The Padres got on the board in the third with Manny Machado’s sac fly that scored Margevicius. The Rockies still led 4-1 after three.
Blackmon hit another homer to right into the bushes in the Padres’ bullpen in the fourth to put the Rockies up 5-1 after four.
The Padres staged a big rally in the seventh. Alex Dickerson singled up the middle to score Wil Myers and Greg Garcia doubled to the gap in center to score Austin Allen, but that was all they’d get, trailing 5-3 after seven.
Brad Wieck took the mound in the bottom of the seventh and ruined everything by giving up a three-run double to Daniel Murphy. Tapia followed up with a two-run homer to center and the Rockies led 10-3 after seven.
The Padres tried to rally again in the ninth with Greg Garcia’s RBI single and Franmil Reyes’ three-run blast to left, but the Rockies took the series from the Padres 2-1 with a 10-7 win.
The Padres get a day off before heading back to California on Tuesday to face the Dodgers in LA. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
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