Basebrawl: Arenado charges mound, Rockies beat Padres 6-4

DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado nearly connected for a couple of huge hits.

Furious with a fastball that buzzed behind his back, the Colorado slugger immediately charged the mound. And he came out wildly swinging at pitcher Luis Perdomo.

Arenado's rush set off a heated fracas in the third inning that led to five ejections during a testy game in which the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Wednesday.

''They thought they had to do something,'' Arenado said. ''I thought I had to do something, too. That's kind of why I went out there.''

Perdomo flung his glove at the bolting Arenado and missed. Arenado then threw a couple of big punches at the backpedaling Perdomo, but didn't land anything squarely.

The All-Star third baseman's reaction certainly woke up the slumbering Colorado bats, with the Rockies scoring five times in the inning to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

''We won today and that's all that mattered,'' Arenado said.

The tension between these two NL West teams started boiling a night earlier at Coors Field when Padres outfielder Manuel Margot got hit in the ribs by a pitch, putting him on the disabled list. The problems festered early on in the series finale, with Colorado's Trevor Story being plunked in the first and San Diego's Hunter Renfroe in the second.

That set the stage for Arenado, who didn't take kindly to Perdomo's pitch, as the benches cleared and the relievers sprinted in from the bullpen.

''I had a feeling they could do it to someone,'' said Arenado, who expects to be suspended. ''I didn't think it would be me.''

An incensed Arenado began screaming at Padres catcher A.J. Ellis, leading to San Diego bench coach Mark McGwire holding the All-Star third baseman back. Rockies starter German Marquez got involved by throwing a towel and Colorado outfielder Gerardo Parra looked as if he threw a punch.

Once order was finally restored, the umpires met for several minutes before ejecting Perdomo, Ellis, Arenado, Marquez and Parra.

''Our job is to try and calm everything down, but you've got to eject the aggressors,'' crew chief Brian Gorman said.

Ellis struggled to understand the situation.

''To react like that and go out there, especially when he didn't even get hit - the ball was behind him,'' Ellis said. ''Nolan goes out and at that point it's about having each other's back. You take care of your brothers and teammates.''

This might not be the end of this feud, either. The two teams play again in Denver starting on April 23.

''I don't have the answer to that one,'' Arenado said. ''We'll see.''

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said he followed Arenado onto the field.

''We don't show up to the ballpark to create that kind of atmosphere,'' Gonzalez said. ''We understand there are a lot of kids watching us play. There are a lot of kids who love No. 28. That's the last thing they want to see.''

Sometimes, emotions spill over.

''When somebody charges the mound, the whole team is going to come out and defend each other,'' Padres manager Andy Green said.

Colorado erupted soon after the melee, sending nine hitters to the plate with most of the damage off reliever Buddy Baumann (0-1) when he took over for Perdomo. The big play was Tony Wolters' bases-loaded, two-run single that center fielder Franchy Cordero misplayed to allow another run to score.

Cordero atoned with a solo homer as part of San Diego's three-run the sixth. Eric Hosmer hit his first homer as a member of the Padres in the eighth.

Antonio Senzatela (1-1) struggled over three innings while filling in for Marquez. Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save as the Rockies finished the homestand 2-4.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Green said the hope is that Margot's ribs feel better in four or five days and he can take some swings. ... Cordero (groin) was reinstated Wednesday from DL after a rehab assignment at Triple-A El Paso.

Rockies: OF Charlie Blackmon was out of the lineup for a second straight game with tightness in his right quad.

OH, BROTHER

The younger brother of Arenado hit a grand slam Tuesday night to lead Double-A Richmond over Colorado's affiliate, the Hartford Yard Goats. It was the first homer at the Double-A level for Jonah Arenado, a 16th-round pick by San Francisco in 2013.

UP NEXT

Padres: Open a four-game series against San Francisco. RHP Bryan Mitchell (0-1, 4.22 ERA) goes for San Diego.

Rockies: Travel to Washington for a four-game set against Washington, with RHP Chad Bettis (1-0, 2.53) starting the opening game.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (1-1)L: B. Baumann (0-1)S: W. Davis (5)
  • HR: SD - E. Hosmer (1), F. Cordero (1)
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  • a-struck out for Maton in the 9th
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b- I. Desmond PH-LF21010010.209.222.442.6643.5
C. Gonzalez RF31110112.250.283.477.7603.5
T. Story SS21000111.213.315.447.7622.5
M. Tauchman CF30000024.000.067.000.067-1.0
R. McMahon 1B31100120.063.211.063.2732.0
T. Wolters C41120001.214.313.214.5274.0
G. Marquez P10100000.500.500.5001.0001.0
c- P. Valaika PH-3B30110010.083.120.125.2451.5
  • a-struck out for Parra in the 3rd
  • b-?? for Arenado in the 3rd
  • c-singled for Marquez in the 3rd
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (7)
  • HR - F. Cordero, E. Hosmer
  • RBI - F. Cordero, E. Hosmer (3), H. Renfroe (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (3)
  • SF - I. Desmond
  • SH - A. Senzatela, M. Tauchman
  • RBI - I. Desmond (9), C. Gonzalez (7), T. Wolters 2 (3), P. Valaika
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond
FIELDING
  • E - F. Cordero, C. Spangenberg (2)
FIELDING
  • PB - T. Wolters
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Perdomo2.05000204.912.092.0
B. Baumann (L, 0-1)0.125220054.0012.00-11.0
A. Cimber3.02111402.251.007.0
P. Maton2.20000500.000.558.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Perdomo2.0
B. Baumann (L, 0-1)0.1
A. Cimber3.0
P. Maton2.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez3.01000404.971.7410.0
A. Senzatela (W, 1-1)3.04321418.221.4311.0
A. Ottavino (H, 2)1.00000200.000.254.0
J. McGee (H, 4)1.01110113.180.711.5
W. Davis (S, 5)1.00000203.380.9411.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez3.0
A. Senzatela (W, 1-1)3.0
A. Ottavino (H, 2)1.0
J. McGee (H, 4)1.0
W. Davis (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. Perdomo
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 39-24, B. Baumann 28-15, A. Cimber 41-32, P. Maton 39-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 2-1, B. Baumann 2-0, A. Cimber 4-1, P. Maton 1-2
  • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 11, B. Baumann 6, A. Cimber 12, P. Maton 8
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Marquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 39-31, A. Senzatela 51-33, A. Ottavino 14-10, J. McGee 13-9, W. Davis 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-0, A. Senzatela 3-2, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 11, A. Senzatela 14, A. Ottavino 3, J. McGee 4, W. Davis 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Galvis SS40000031.318.423.455.878-1.5
E. Hosmer 1B42211010.333.414.529.9438.5
J. Pirela LF41200000.316.339.421.7603.0
C. Asuaje 2B30000111.208.296.313.6090.5
H. Renfroe RF30010003.171.256.343.5992.0
C. Spangenberg 3B30000012.207.233.483.716-0.5
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Ellis C10000010.200.333.200.533-0.5
A. Hedges C30000010.171.216.400.616-0.5
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B. Baumann P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Cimber P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
C. Headley 3B10000010.050.174.050.224-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Maton in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B51300011.308.390.481.8714.5
G. Parra LF20100002.211.286.316.6021.0
a- T. Anderson PH10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Senzatela P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Arenado 3B10000012.311.396.489.885-0.5
b- I. Desmond PH-LF21010010.209.222.442.6643.5
C. Gonzalez RF31110112.250.283.477.7603.5
T. Story SS21000111.213.315.447.7622.5
M. Tauchman CF30000024.000.067.000.067-1.0
R. McMahon 1B31100120.063.211.063.2732.0
T. Wolters C41120001.214.313.214.5274.0
G. Marquez P10100000.500.500.5001.0001.0
c- P. Valaika PH-3B30110010.083.120.125.2451.5
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  • a-struck out for Parra in the 3rd
  • b-?? for Arenado in the 3rd
  • c-singled for Marquez in the 3rd
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hosmer (7)
  • HR - F. Cordero, E. Hosmer
  • RBI - F. Cordero, E. Hosmer (3), H. Renfroe (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (3)
  • SF - I. Desmond
  • SH - A. Senzatela, M. Tauchman
  • RBI - I. Desmond (9), C. Gonzalez (7), T. Wolters 2 (3), P. Valaika
BASERUNNING
  • SB - I. Desmond
FIELDING
  • E - F. Cordero, C. Spangenberg (2)
FIELDING
  • PB - T. Wolters
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Perdomo2.05000204.912.092.0
B. Baumann (L, 0-1)0.125220054.0012.00-11.0
A. Cimber3.02111402.251.007.0
P. Maton2.20000500.000.558.5
Total8.09633110---
PITCHERSIP
L. Perdomo2.0
B. Baumann (L, 0-1)0.1
A. Cimber3.0
P. Maton2.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez3.01000404.971.7410.0
A. Senzatela (W, 1-1)3.04321418.221.4311.0
A. Ottavino (H, 2)1.00000200.000.254.0
J. McGee (H, 4)1.01110113.180.711.5
W. Davis (S, 5)1.00000203.380.9411.0
Total9.06431132---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez3.0
A. Senzatela (W, 1-1)3.0
A. Ottavino (H, 2)1.0
J. McGee (H, 4)1.0
W. Davis (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. Perdomo
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 39-24, B. Baumann 28-15, A. Cimber 41-32, P. Maton 39-25
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 2-1, B. Baumann 2-0, A. Cimber 4-1, P. Maton 1-2
  • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 11, B. Baumann 6, A. Cimber 12, P. Maton 8
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Marquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 39-31, A. Senzatela 51-33, A. Ottavino 14-10, J. McGee 13-9, W. Davis 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-0, A. Senzatela 3-2, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 11, A. Senzatela 14, A. Ottavino 3, J. McGee 4, W. Davis 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Hosmer homered to left center46
  • 6TH INNING
    Desmond hit sacrifice fly to center, LeMahieu scored36
    Pirela scored, Renfroe to second on passed ball35
    Renfroe reached on fielder's choice to third, Hosmer scored, Pirela to third, Asuaje out at second25
    Cordero homered to center15
  • 3RD INNING
    Valaika singled to left center, Wolters scored05
    Wolters singled to left center, Gonzalez, Story and McMahon scored, Wolters to third on center fielder Cordero fielding error04
    Gonzalez singled to right center, Desmond scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade Davis relieved Jake McGee
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe flied out to shallow right
    • Christian Villanueva hit for Phil Maton
    • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jake McGee relieved Adam Ottavino
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer homered to left center
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pirela popped out to second
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Maton Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters grounded out to second
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Antonio Senzatela
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Hedges grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Headley: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Headley struck out looking
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Maton Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • M. Tauchman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Tauchman lined out to right
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cordero homered to center
    • F. Galvis: Galvis popped bunt out to first
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer doubled to deep left
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Pirela reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hosmer to third
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Asuaje walked, Pirela to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Renfroe reached on fielder's choice to third, Hosmer scored, Pirela to third, Asuaje out at second
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Pirela scored, Renfroe to second on passed ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Cimber Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to deep right center
    • A. Senzatela: Senzatela hit sacrifice bunt to first, LeMahieu to third
    • Phil Maton pitching
    • Chase Headley at third
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Desmond hit sacrifice fly to center, LeMahieu scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Spangenberg grounded out to first
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Hedges flied out to deep right
    • A. Cimber: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cimber struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Cimber Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Valaika: Valaika grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Antonio Senzatela pitching
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pirela reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe grounded into fielder's choice to second, Pirela out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Cimber Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Story lined out to right
    • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ellis struck out swinging
    • L. Perdomo: Perdomo singled to right
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking
    • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball
    • Buddy Baumann relieved Luis Perdomo
    • Austin Hedges catching
    • Desmond safe at first on 3rd baseman Spangenberg fielding error
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond stole second, Gonzalez singled to right center, Desmond scored
    • T. Story: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Story walked, Gonzalez to second
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Tauchman hit sacrifice bunt to third, Gonzalez to third, Story to second
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, McMahon walked
    • T. Wolters: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Wolters singled to left center, Gonzalez, Story and McMahon scored, Wolters to third on center fielder Cordero fielding error
    • Adam Cimber relieved Buddy Baumann
    • Pat Valaika hit for German Marquez
    • P. Valaika: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Valaika singled to left center, Wolters scored
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu reached on fielder's choice to second, Valaika out at second
    • Tyler Anderson hit for Gerardo Parra
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pirela grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe hit by pitch
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Spangenberg grounded into fielder's choice to second, Renfroe out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, McMahon singled to right center
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, McMahon out at second
    • G. Marquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Marquez singled to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to left, Marquez to second
    • G. Parra: Parra lined out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cordero grounded out to second
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right
    • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Parra singled to shallow center, LeMahieu to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to second, LeMahieu to third, Parra out at second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Story hit by pitch, Gonzalez to second
    • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)