Wil Myers hits for cycle as Padres beat Rockies 5-3
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 12:55
Myers only needed four at bats to become the second Padre in history to hit for the cycle (teammate Matt Kemp did it in 2015, also against Colorado at Coors Field) and drove in two runs to lift the Padres to 4-4 this season.
Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood will have his first opportunity Monday to atone for his 2016 missteps at Coors Field. He opened with a single in the first inning, then added an RBI double in the third, a solo homer in the sixth, and a triple in the eighth. Hunter Renfroe's two-run homer chased Chatwood and put the Padres in front 4-0. The Rockies (5-3) have lost two straight.
Jarred Cosart started for San Diego in place of Trevor Cahill, who went on the 10-day disabled list Sunday.
With Monday's win the Padres improved to 4-4 on the season.
Estevez threw a strike before Myers fouled off another pitch.
"Guys are going to get on base", Cosart said. "I'm just trying to feel my way through instead of just trying to execute the pitches and execute the scouting report".
Michael Pineda retired the first 20 hitters and struck out 11 in 7 2/3 electrifying innings, and NY hit three home runs in a victory over Tampa Bay Rays.
Green was screaming "three" from the dugout, so was Myers-in his head-as he smoked one at 103 miles per hour into the left field gap.
"Didn't get it up enough", Chatwood said of the fastball to Myers, "and he barreled it". I knew he had the speed for it if it got past Parra.
Chatwood has allowed four homers in 11 1/3 innings in his two 2017 starts. Weaver allowed four runs in five innings during his Padres debut Thursday.
The Rockies made it 4-1 when DJ LeMahieu hit his first homer, an opposite-field shot to right in the sixth off Jose Torres. Parra bagged a hit and a run on Monday, while Reynolds put up a hit, two RBI and a run.
Miguel Diaz (1-0), who followed Cosart to the mound, earned his first major league win in his second appearance in the big leagues. Myers reached third base in the 8th and was scored on a Yangervis Solarte sacrifice fly.
Myers, who signed a six-year, $83 million contract in January, said he had been a triple shy of the cycle three times and had never accomplished the feat at any level, including his amateur days.