By Liz Alper
Photo: the U.S. Coast Guard is honored on Military Sunday. Courtesy @Padres on Twitter
June 5, 2016 (San Diego) - Would the Padres finally remember their brooms today? Let’s find out together in our wonderful foray of the 2016 Padres season. Jon Gray started on the hill for Colorado and Luis Perdomo started for San Diego in place of the traded James Shields.
This time, the Rockies made the first move. Carlos Gonzalez smacked a two-run homer in the first to give Colorado a 2-0 lead.
Charlie Blackmon scored in the third, giving the Rockies a 3-0 lead.
The Padres got on the board in the fourth with Wil Myers’ double that scored Jon Jay and the Rockies’ lead was cut to 3-1.
But the game got away from them again on the rookie Trevor Story’s double in the fifth that scored Gray, putting the Rockies up 4-1. Nolan Arenado finally got his reward, hitting a two-run homer to put Colorado up 6-1.
Myers was the only player on the Padres willing to actually put forth any effort. He hit a solo homer in the sixth to bring the Padres to within four at 6-2.
Arenado singled in the seventh, scoring Blackmon and the Rockies went up 7-2. He later scored on an error and the Rockies went up 8-2.
In the ninth, CarGo topped off the Rockies’ win with a two-run homer and the Rockies went up 10-2.
Brett Wallace would hit a solo homer to bring the Rockies’ lead to 10-3, but Colorado would still avoid the sweep by winning. The Padres once again forget their brooms and get held to five hits.
The Atlanta Braves are coming to town for a three-game series. Game one is tomorrow night at 7:10.