Padres’ Coors Field cold streak continues in 5-4 loss


Jun 18, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies designated hitter Charlie Blackmon (19) runs the bases after hitting a two run home run against the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

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Mandatory Credit: John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres just can’t win games lately at Coors Field. After MacKenzie Gore got beat up in a 10-4 loss on Friday night, San Diego couldn’t find an answer on Saturday evening.

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.

Nomar Mazara continues to do great things for San Diego and brought home Luke Voit on a ground out, giving San Diego a 4-2 lead.

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.

Steven Wilson and Nabil Crismatt each threw a scoreless inning before Luis Garcia — who ended up being tagged with the loss — gave up the go-ahead solo shot to Ryan McMahon in the eighth inning.

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 Padres will try to avoid a sweep on Sunday as Blake Snell (0-3, 5.04 ERA) takes the mound against Antonio Senzatela (2-3, 4.79 ERA).

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.

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