The Colorado Rockies collapsed versus the San Diego Padres Friday night at Coors Field, losing 16-12 after blowing a six-run lead in the ninth inning.

San Diego plated four runs in the 12th inning to solidify the victory and earn their first win of the series.

Injury struck the club once again however as a bad hop on an eighth-inning grounder hit Trevor Story in the face. Though he was able to walk off the field, a concussion is possible. The team has yet to announce any updates.

Ahead are takeaways from the loss.

Bullpen sputters late

It appeared as if the Rockies were going to cruise to an easy victory versus San Diego, but the club’s bullpen had other plans.

The Rockies led 9-3 entering the seventh inning, a sizeable cushion against a struggling Padres’ team.

Manny Machado hit a solo home run off of Rockies’ relief pitcher Jake McGee in the bottom of the seventh. At the time, the dinger appeared to be a meaningless run in a game that looked to be secured for the Rockies. It was instead the start of a comeback.

San Diego continued to chip away at the Rockies’ lead, adding another run in the eighth inning when Austin Hedges hit an RBI double off of Carlos Estevez to make the score 11-5.

Colorado entered the ninth with a six-run lead. Due to the sizeable margin, Manager Bud Black opted to roll with Mike Dunn out of the bullpen in order to spare the rest of Colorado’s relief pitchers.

Black’s decision did not go according to plan as San Diego jumped on Dunn, plating four runs on four hits.

With the Rockies’ lead cut to just two runs, Wade Davis was summoned from the bullpen in order to record the final two outs of the ballgame.

The bases were clear when Davis took the mound, but he immediately fell into trouble, surrendering back-to-back singles. The veteran then managed to get Hedges to line out for the second out of the inning.

With two down, Davis walked Manuel Margot to load the bases for Fernando Tatis Jr., who proceeded to rip a two-RBI single up the middle to tie the game at 11 runs apiece.

It was the first time in club history the Rockies had blown a lead of six or more runs in the ninth inning.

In all, the Rockies’ bullpen allowed 15 runs, more than they’d allowed in the entire month of June before the loss (11).

Dahl stays hot at the dish

Rockies’ outfielder David Dahl has always had the potential to be a superb player at the big league level, but injuries limited his availability in each of the previous two seasons. That said, Dahl entered 2019 healthy and has been a force for Colorado at the plate.

Dahl’s positive performance continued versus the Padres as he accounted for three of the Rockies’ smattered of runs in the victory.

Colorado was down 1-0 following the second inning, but Dahl quickly flipped the scoreboard, cranking a two-run home run to left-center field to establish a lead for Colorado. The long ball was on the 12th pitch of the at-bat:

Dahl recorded a productive out later in the game, driving a run home via an infield groundout in the fifth inning.

Dahl has been on fire as of late, hitting .409 (27-for-66) since May 29th, reaching base safely in 14-of-16 games played in that span.

Additionally, his batting average ranks fourth in the National League and is the highest amongst Rockies’ hitters.

Hoffman stands stall 

Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman was cool, calm and collected on the mound versus the Padres, weaving into and around trouble throughout his outing.

Hoffman did a solid job of keeping the Padres’ lineup off balance from the start. Things started out easy for Hoffman as he induced three groundouts, needing just seven pitches to navigate through the first inning.

Padres’ slugger Hunter Renfroe tagged Hoffman for a solo home run in the second inning for his 19th of the season. Despite surrendering the home run, Hoffman’s confidence did not waver as he managed to limit the damage to a single run.

Hoffman settled into a groove through the third and fourth innings but was faced with yet another challenge in the fifth inning. With the Rockies leading by a run, San Diego set themselves up with runners on first and second with no outs.

The hurler managed to get the lead runner out when Padres’ starting pitcher Cal Quantrill bunted a ball that catcher Tony Wolters gunned to third base, beating the runner to secure the first out.

San Diego’s lineup then turned over, and Hoffman was set up to duel against rookie sensation Fernando Tatis Jr. with two runners on and one out. Hoffman was able to get Tatis to hit a weak groundball to Daniel Murphy for the second out.

With two down, Hoffman proceeded to turn things up a notch, striking out Josh Naylor to escape the inning unscathed and preserve Colorado’s lead.

The guts Hoffman showed on the mound were tremendous and a sign of how the youngster has matured over time. Situations like the fifth inning ravaged Hoffman in the past, but his mental fortitude has increased, leading to success as of late.

Hoffman departed with a line of five innings pitched, allowing one run on three hits while striking out a pair.

Desmond shows off his athleticism 

Ian Desmond extended his hitting streak to eight games in the bottom of the sixth inning, hitting an inside-the-park home run down the line in right field. Naylor misplayed the ball, allowing Desmond to beat the throw to the plate:

Desmond’s inside-the-park home run was the second for the Rockies this season. His 15.09-second mark to round the bases was the fastest in the majors this year per Statcast.

Desmond has been red hot at the plate, hitting .393 (11-for-28) with three doubles and nine RBIs on his current streak.

All the small things

The Rockies played a bit of small ball at the plate versus the Padres.

Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story started the bottom half of the fifth inning with a pair of hits to set Colorado up with two runners on and no outs.

With runners on second and third, Dahl proceeded to rip a sharp groundball to the deep portion of Tatis’ ground at shortstop, allowing Blackmon to score from third base and advancing Story to third.

Daniel Murphy followed Dahl by hitting a bloop flyball down the line in shallow left field that Tatis caught over his shoulder. Due to Tatis’ awkward positioning, Story tagged up and used his speed to beat the throw home, scoring another run to advance Colorado’s lead.