2011 Record vs. Colorado: 3-3
Last Series vs. Rockies: June 6-June 8 (L 1-2 @ PetCo Park)
This series was some of the first signs of life we've really seen from the Rockies since late April.
Game 1 was well pitched by Clayton Richard, allowing merely 1 run over 7 innings of work, striking out 8 Rockies and walking only 3. However, Clayton Mortensen, Rex Brothers, Matt Belisle, Rafael Betancourt, Matt Reynolds, and Huston Street were able to combine for a complete game shutout, thanks to some 9th inning insurance from Ty Wigginton, Seth Smith, and Chris Iannetta, extending the 1-0 lead to a 3-0 lead - plenty of room for Huston Street to nail down a save.
Game 2 was likely the most disappointing, as Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 7 innings, allowing 2 runs, striking out 8, walking 0, and only 6 hits. Tim Stauffer pitched almost that exact line, but without the runs.
Game 3 actually showed some offense from Colorado. Tulo and Cargo went a combined 7-for-8 with 4 runs and 4 RBI. Aaron Cook pitched passably well, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, walking 4 and striking out 4 over 5.2 innings. The bullpen did their job, keeping the remaining 3.1 innings scoreless for San Diego. The 3-3 tie in the top of the 9th was broken open against closer Heath Bell, including a Cargo single, Helton IBB, and Tulo 2-RBI double.
Latest Series Results: L 1-2 vs Colorado, L 1-3 vs Washington
Padres bats have gone somewhat cold over the past week, but that's not to say that Ryan Ludwick or recent callup Anthony Rizzo haven't been giving it their all.
#27 / First Base / San Diego Padres
Aug 08, 1989
|2011 - Anthony Rizzo||4||10||2||3||1||1||1||1||5||4||0||0||.300||.563||.900|
It's certainly been an exciting beginning for the heir apparent to Adrian Gonzalez' abandoned throne. After posting a .365/.444/.715 line in AAA Tucson, hitting 16 HR and 63 RBI, and dodging the Super-Two arbitration bonus line.
The most amusing part of this whole situation is that it moves 1B Brad Hawpe back to the position that he infamously manned over 7 seasons with Colorado, RF.
For what it's worth, Rizzo graded out positively in his minor league career at 1B, and while Hawpe has been bad to the point near legendary status in RF, he was slightly positive per UZR at 1B - somewhat error prone, but showing decent range at the...cold corner?
I won't lie, I'm looking forward to watching Rizzo at 1B. I also hope he goes 0-for-Coors Field.
Expected pitching matchups and more after the jump...
Monday through Wednesday @ Coors Field
Expected Pitching Matchups
Monday, June 13th @ 6:40PM MT
|2011 - Aaron Cook||0-0||2||1||0||0||0||0||5.2||6||3||3||0||4||4||4.76||1.76|
Tuesday, June 14th @ 6:40PM MT
|2011 - Juan Nicasio||1-1||3||3||0||0||0||0||18.0||22||8||7||1||4||9||3.50||1.44|
|2011 - Aaron Harang||7-2||13||13||0||0||0||0||80.0||82||35||33||8||25||55||3.71||1.34|
Wednesday, June 15th @ 1:10PM MT
|2011 - Jhoulys Chacin||7-4||14||13||1||1||0||0||87.0||63||31||28||10||32||74||2.90||1.09|
|2011 - Mat Latos||4-7||12||12||0||0||0||0||70.0||64||36||30||9||26||66||3.86||1.29|
|2011 - Heath Bell||2-3||28||0||0||0||17||1||28.0||22||11||9||0||10||22||2.89||1.14|
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