Nick Martinez got the start and allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings before handing it over to the bullpen. Unfortunately, the high altitude and hitter-friendly confines in Denver have not been kind to the Padres the past two days.
German Marquez had an identical line for the Colorado Rockies, giving up four runs as well on eight hits across five innings. Weird.
Through five innings, the score was tied at four runs apiece, and the fifth inning provided the majority of the scoring.
The Padres brought across three runs in the top of the fifth as Manny Machado smacked a two-run homer.
Mile High Manny 🚀
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 19, 2022
However, that is the final run the Padres would score all night long.
The Rockies answered with a pair of runs of their own to tie it at four as Charlie Blackmon answered Machado’s home run with a four-bagger of his own as the Rockies sported their new City Connect uniforms.
Charlie Blackmon ties it up with one swing of the bat! pic.twitter.com/oxVlO99Dlv
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 19, 2022
The momentum just couldn’t sustain itself for the Padres, and Ryan Flaherty expressed the frustration behind the offensive struggles after a monster series against the Chicago Cubs:
“We had some chances and had guys on. A hit here and a hit here is a different story… We had guys on, just couldn’t cash in.”
All in all, another tough loss for the Padres, and for the scoreboard watchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers won on Saturday night to sneak just ahead in the National League West.
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The first pitch for the series finale will be at 12:10 PST, and the Padres will surely hope to cash in a victory on Father’s Day.
Matthew Wadleigh, born in Oceanside and currently lives in Fresno. He lives with his wife and 2 dogs and is a sports enthusiast. Retired drummer and member of the Fresno State Marching Band. He has been a Padres fan since childhood and has suffered during the struggles just like everybody else.