The San Diego Padres pulled off a whale of a comeback against the Colorado Rockies Friday, scoring six runs in the 9th inning to force extra innings before a 16-12 win.
The Padres had been reeling, having lost five in a row, but Coors Field in Colorado has a reputation for slugfests. If climbing back from an 11-5 deficit is possible, Denver is a good place for it to happen.
The Rockies blew leads of 9-2 and 11-3 before the Padres came up big late. Here’s the highlights of their 9th and 12th inning rallies:
- Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run home run to pull the Padres closer in the 9th, 11-9. It was his second homer of the night.
- Fernando Tatis Jr., who sparked the 9th inning rally, capped it as well, singling to drive in Wil Myers and Ian Kinsler, tying up the game at 11.
- In the 12th inning, after two doubles put the Padres ahead 13-11, Renfroe came up again, hitting his 21st home run of the season, with Manny Machado aboard, to make it 15-11. A wild pitch scored Myers, giving the Padres another insurance run.
- Renfroe finished with four hits, three home runs, and five RBI’s. Machado got four hits and drove in two runs, while Kinsler and Tatis logged three hits each.
The Padres have fallen to 4th place during their slide, but are within 2.5 games of Colorado and the Arizona Diamondbacks, which are tied for second place in the National League West.
For video highlights and more about the stirring win, see MLB.com.
– Staff reports