Padres Fall to Rockies After Home Run Barrage

San Diego Padres

Three balls flew out of Petco Park on Monday night. Unfortunately for the San Diego Padres, all of those home runs were hit by the visiting Colorado Rockies. The Padres have not had a very good 2018 season up to this point. To be fair, nobody gave the Padres much of a chance to do much of anything special this year. There is a serious lack of talent on the team. This is one of the reasons why many baseball reporters thought it was odd that the Padres would spend so much money to sign free agent Eric Hosmer.

The Rockies beat the Padres 6-4. San Diego actually had the lead in the game for a short period of time. They took a 2-1 lead by scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth inning. However, the Rockies responded by taking the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning. They would add three more runs in the top of the sixth inning to put the game away for good. The Rockies are now 23-19. Their good record on the road has surprised many people. They have a long history of being terrible when they leave the confines of Coors Field. Players on the team believe that they can be a factor in the playoff race before all is said and done. Only time will tell if that actually happens or not.

The Padres currently sit at 16-27. Their season is effectively over at this point. They are simply not at the same level as the teams they will need to leap over in order to get a playoff spot. The team has been putting together losing seasons for many years. This is because of poor draft picks and a failure to develop solid talent. This has plagued the team and prevented them from being a contender for a very long period of time. It would appear that the fans in San Diego are in for another very long season that will be filled with many losses like this one.

Only 17,000 fans showed up to the game. The low attendance has to do with the fact that Padre fans are no longer wiling to pay for an inferior product. Therefore, the ownership of the Padres will need to take the steps needed to make the team better. Otherwise, there will be even fewer people coming to games.