San Diego, CA- For most of this season the San Diego Padres pitching staff has kept this team in every game despite their anemic offense, but yesterday they were unable to as they allowed 5 home runs in a 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
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The Rockies began the power show early in the bottom of the 1st, as Charlie Blackmon and Troy Tulowitzki blasted solo-home runs off Eric Stults to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.
Jake Goebbert would cut the Rockies lead in half in the top of the fourth on his first career major league home run.
The Rockies would counter in the bottom of the fourth a leadoff home run by Wilin Rosario to extend the Rockies lead to 3-1.
The San Diego Padres would rally back in the top of the fifth on a solo-home run by Seth Smith, his 10th of the season and Chris Denorfia scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 3-3.
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The Rockies would take the lead in the bottom of the eighth on a two-run home run by Drew Stubbs and Tulowitzki’s second solo-home run of the day off Joaquin Benoit to give the Rockies a 6-3 lead. Benoit has pitched so well for the San Diego Padres out of the bullpen this season, that yesterday was the first time he’s allowed a run since May 11 against the Miami Marlins.
LaTroy Hawkins would close out the game for the Rockies in the 9th to seal the win for his 17th save.
Eric Stults was decent on the mound for the San Diego Padres, allowing three runs on five hits ( 3 solo-home runs) in five innings of work.