DENVER – The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres met for the first time since their infamous brawl on Monday night and it turned into a beating for the home team. It went down as an ugly 13-5 loss as the Rockies fell back to .500 at 12-12.
There were no fisticuffs but this one began with a couple of body blows.
Chad Bettis, who has unquestionably been the Rockies best pitcher so far in 2018, was ambushed by a perfect game plan from the Padres who were all over his pitches on the outer and lower parts of the zone. Wil Myers doubled, Eric Hosmer singled, Bettis balked in a run by dropping the baseball, gave up another single to Jose Pirela then was blasted by Carlos Asuaje who ripped his second home run of the season.
And quickly the Padres were up 4-0. But it didn’t last long.