It did not work because a glove is 16 ounces and Arenado is 230 pounds.
The brawl was the result of a series of hit batters dating back to Tuesday, when Padres outfielder Manuel Margot took a pitch off the ribs and later landed on the disabled list.
Nolan Arenado charged the mound after having a pitch thrown behind him. In the bottom of the first inning of Wednesday's game, Perdomo hit Trevor Story with a 1-1 fastball.
San Diego starter Luis Perdomo threw behind Nolan Arenado, leading to Arenado charging the mound, Perdomo throwing his glove at Arenado, and all hell breaking loose.
That set the stage for Arenado, who didn't take kindly to a pitch that almost grazed his back. Arenado throws a punch. Arenado continued chasing him and just missed landing a right hook as Perdomo ducked his head. A bench-clearing brawl quickly ensued that would see two Padres, the battery of AJ Ellis and Perdomo, and three Rockies ejected: Arenado, German Marquez, and Gerardo Parra.
Colorado broke open the game after the melee, sending nine hitters to the plate with most of the damage off reliever Buddy Baumann 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.
Antonio Senzatela (1-1) struggled over three innings while filling in for Marquez. Closer Wade Davis pitched a ideal ninth, with two strikeouts, to record his fifth overall save, his first at Coors Field.