DENVER — If the Padres’ sluggish start to the season was difficult, the previous 2 weeks had actually reached a completely various level. Their disparity had actually ended up being downright complicated.
For 10 days, the Padres rotated wins and losses. In the last 9 of those video games, they rotated wins in which they scored five-plus runs with losses in which they scored specifically as soon as. In essence, they were making their skill level perfectly clear. Then they stopped working to construct any step of momentum in the best instructions.
The Padres frantically required to alter that pattern, having actually won conveniently on Wednesday. They required to string a couple of quality efficiencies together. They required, to put it merely, a video game like this one.
For one night a minimum of, the Padres might forget their early season adversities. They beat the Rockies, 9-6, at Coors Field, getting homers from 5 gamers to make seasoned right-hander Yu Darvish the 100th win of his MLB profession.
And easily, the Padres have a winning streak — their very first because May 25-26.
Darvish’s 100th win made him simply the seventh gamer to notch win No. 100 while pitching for the Padres and the very first because Shawn Estes in 2008. Darvish wasn’t at his dominant finest — permitting 4 runs over 5 1/3 innings while starting out 6. But he was sharp adequate to manage the elevation and keep the Rockies off-balance for the majority of the night.