Padres' wild 1st frame starts with run on balk

April 24th, 2018

DENVER -- In their four-run first-inning rally on Monday night, the Padres got a bit of help en route to their first run. There was nothing cheap about the next three.
On a stormy evening at Coors Field, the Padres capitalized on a mistake from Rockies starter . With runners on first and third, Bettis checked on at third base, then attempted to come set.
One problem: Bettis did so without the ball.
As Bettis moved his right hand toward his glove, the baseball slipped out of his palm. It was ruled a balk instantly, and Myers scored the game's first run.

The Padres plated three more in the frame, as and singled, before a three-run jack from . But the Rockies tied the score in the bottom of the first inning as and hit home runs off .
It was Arenado's first at-bat against Padres pitching since he was ejected on April 11 for charging the mound after threw a fastball behind him.