The Padres ended an exciting weekend on Sunday with a 12-11 walkoff win, beating the Rockies two of the final three contests to take the series against the Colorado Rockies. Wearing the navy pinstripe uniforms of Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman, the Padres opened their series with division rival Colorado with a 7-4 loss. The next day they unveiled the new Jerry Coleman statue before evening the series with a 4-3 victory.
Finally they took the series in walkoff fashion with a two-out game winning single by Yonder Alonso in the ninth to finish out a four hit day for the Padres first baseman. Along with his grand slam on Friday, Alonso was 5-12 with six RBIs and three runs scored, earning Friarhood Player of the Series honors.
The Padres will have a day off before heading to Arizona where they have won the last six games they’ve played there. Below is a recap of their exciting weekend at Petco Park.
Friday, September 14th
Rockies 7, Padres 4
WP Guillermo Moscoso (3-1) 1.2IP 2H 0R 0ER 1BB 2K 0HR
LP Andre Cashner (3-4) 3.2IP 10H 6R 6ER 0BB 2K 1HR
S Rafael Betancourt (29) 1IP 1H 0R 0ER 0BB 1K 0HR
The Padres celebrated 1990s retro night on Friday night, donning their “1997” home pinstripe uniforms. The Rockies jumped a big lead in the first and despite Yonder Alonso’s first career grand slam, Colorado never looked back as the took game one from San Diego, 7-4.
Andrew Cashner surrendered five earned runs in a nighmare first inning. He loaded the bases in the first on a pair of singles and a hit batsman. Willin Rosari then doubled to knock in two. Jordan Pacheco then doubled I two more for a 4-0 lead.
Rosario then stole second before Tyler Colvin grounded out to the shortstop for the first out. Chris Nelson then hit a swinging bunt to the left side, scoring another runner. After another infield single ny D.J LeMahiu, Tyler Chatwood sacrificed both runners over brfore Dexter Fowler struck out.
After a lineout by leadoff hitter Everth Cabrera, the Padres loaded the bases with two singles and a walk. Yonder Alonso then launched a flyball to deep left center that left the yard for a grand slam. Alonso’s eighth homer brought his RBI total to 53 and cut the lead to one.
Alonso’s hit was all the Padres could muster after that, leaving eight men on base while going 1-12 with runners in scoring position.
The Rockies added another in the third with a solo homer by Nelson to right field off Cashner. Charlie Blackmon later homered off of Brad Boxberger in the eighth to give the Rockies their final score of 7-4.
Saturday, September 15th
Padres 4, Rockies 3
WP Casey Kelley (2-1) 6IP 7H 3R 2ER 0BB 6K 0HR
LP Drew Pomeranz (1-9) 3IP 4H 4R 4ER 2BB 3K 1HR
S Luke Gregerson (8) 1IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 2K 0HR
The Padres honored legendary hero Jerry Coleman on Saturday, celebrating the legends life that spans 70 years in baseball as a player and broadcaster, as well as his decorated military career. The team then took the field and capped the festivities with an exciting 4-3 win.
Andy Parrino knocked in the first run in the second, scoring Cameron Maybin from first with a bloop to right field that led to a collision with second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Jesus Guzman then hit a two-out, three run jack to dead center to give the Padres a 4-0 lead. Casey Kelly cruised through the Rockies line-up until the seventh inning, when Wilin Rosario scored on a Chris Nelson double after reaching on an error and advancing to second on a Tyler Colvin double. Blackmon then singled in Colvin with a line drive to right field, cutting the lead to two.
After Brad Brach came in for Kelly, LeMahieu then hit a sac fly to right to cut the lead to one. But Brach induced a popup and a flyout to preserve the lead.
Luke Gregerson closed out the game with a perfect ninth, striking out two before fielding a groundout by Jason Giambi to end the game with the Padres winning, 4-3.
Sunday, September 16th
Padres 12, Rockies 11
WP Joe Thatcher (1-4)
LP Matt Beslisle (3-7) 1.1IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 1K 0HR
Yonder Alons went 4-5 with two RBI, including the game winner when he singled in Everth Cabrera from second base in the bottom of the ninth to give the Padres a 12-11 win.
Alonso got the Padres on the board in the first when he knocked in Logan Forsythe in with a ground ball to right field, giving the Friars a 1-0 lead.
Andrew Werner almost got out of a tight situation in the second until he gave up a three run homer to pitcher Alex White, giving the Rockies the lead.
Werner gave up a two-run jack in the of the second to Matt McBride to put the Rockies up 5-1.
But the Padres came back again just like they have since June when they loaded the bases and scored on a Will Venable sacrifice fly.
Everth Cabrera scored John Baker on a groundout to short, cutting the lead to 5-3.
Baker then hit a bases loaded single in the fifth, scoring Chase Headley and Alonso to tie the game. Andy Parrino then singled to senter to score Cameron Maybin. Everth Cabrera the doubled in both Baker and Parrino to give the Padres an 9-5 lead.
Everth Cabrera then stole third and then scored on a throwing error by catcher Jordan Pacheco. Forsythe then singled to bring up Headley. Headley then ripped a flyball to left for his 28th
homerun of 2012. Headley’s 103rd
RBIs gave the Padres a 11-5 lead.
McBride hit a double play ball with runners on the corners with one out in the eighth to Cory Burns who relayed the ball to Cabrera for the force at second before Cabrera one hopped the ball into the stands, allowing the run to score. Tommy Layne then came in and walked Dexter Fowler with the bases loaded to bring the Rockies within four.
Nick Vincent then came in and gave up a grand slam to tie the game at 11 all.
Cabrera gave himself a chance to redeem his error when he singled with one out in the ninth. Forsythe then popped out to second for out number two. Beslisle then balked Cabrera to second, prompting Jim Tracy to elect to have Headley intentional walked to Face Alonso. Alonso then lined the ball to left field that one hopped to Andrew Brown with Cabrera rounding third. Brown’s throw beat Cabrera home but was wide outside the third baeline, enabling Cabrera to slide by the lunging tag of Wilin Rosario for a series winning walkoff victory.