San Diego Padres unable to maintain early lead and fall to the Rockies


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San Diego, CA- After taking a 2-0 lead to begin the game the Padres were unable to maintain their early lead and fell to the Rockies 3-2 Tuesday night in game two of the four game series.

The Padres would score the games first runs in the bottom of the first, as the Padres had four consecutive hits off Nicasio to begin the inning. Will Venable led off the inning with a double, followed by an Alexi Amarista single to put runners on the corner with nobody out. Seth Smith and Jedd Gyorko would hit back to back RBI singles to bring them in and give the Padres the early 2-0 lead.

The Padres would be unable to maintain their early lead, as the Rockies would cut the Padres lead in half in the top of the second on an RBI single by DJ LeMahieu to score Troy Tulowitzki and cut the Padres lead to 2-1.

The Rockies would tie the game in the top of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Nolan Arenado to score Tulowitzki and tie the game at 2-2.

The Rockies would take the lead in the top of the fifth, as with the bases loaded and two outs Wilin Rosario hit a ground-ball that deflected off reliever Tim Stauffer that he was unable to field as Michael Cuddyer scored to give the Rockies the lead 3-2.

The Padres would load the bases with two out in the bottom of the 7th, but would be unable to tie or take the lead as Alexi Amarista would ground out to second to end the inning.

The Padres would attempt to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th, as Chris Denorfia beat out an infield single with one out off Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins to put the tying run on base. That’s as close as the Padres would get as Nick Hundley grounded into a double play to end the game. With the loss the Padres fall to (5-8) on the season.

Robbie Erlin who suffered the loss and fell to (1-1) on the season allowed three runs on six hits, while striking out seven in 4.2 innings of work.