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Padres' Bogaerts following Rockies sweep: 'They kicked us in the butt'

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Xander Bogaerts didn't mince words after the San Diego Padres were swept at home by the visiting Colorado Rockies, who entered the series with one of the worst records in the league.

"We played bad," Bogaerts said following Wednesday's 8-0 loss, according to Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

"We didn't play the way we wanted to, the way we hoped to. These guys came out these last games and they kicked us in the butt," he added.

San Diego was outhit 31-19 and outscored 19-7 across the three-game set, which saw little production from Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, who went a combined 3-for-21 in the series.

Machado said the Padres "didn't play bad baseball" but struggled to execute against the last-place Rockies, who have won seven straight following the sweep of San Diego.

Padres manager Mike Shildt said he had no explanation for why his club struggled against Colorado, but he doesn't expect their losing ways to become a trend.

"The sky is not falling," Shildt said.

The Padres fell two games below .500 following the series loss to the Rockies and presently sit eight games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers for top spot in the NL West.

They start a three-game set with the Atlanta Braves on Friday after an off day Thursday.

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