Know Your Foe #24: Padres Return To Coors To Avenge Lost Series

San Diego Padres (29-38, 5th in the NL West)

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.


Anthony Rizzo

#27 / First Base / San Diego Padres

6-3

220

L

L

Aug 08, 1989


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
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


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Aaron Cook 0-0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 3 3 0 4 4 4.76 1.76


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Anthony Bass (MiLB) 7-3 12 12 0 0 0 0 68.2 62 27 26 6 17 63 3.41 1.15

 

Tuesday, June 14th @ 6:40PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Juan Nicasio 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.0 22 8 7 1 4 9 3.50 1.44


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
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


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jhoulys Chacin 7-4 14 13 1 1 0 0 87.0 63 31 28 10 32 74 2.90 1.09


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Mat Latos 4-7 12 12 0 0 0 0 70.0 64 36 30 9 26 66 3.86 1.29

 

Expected Lineup

Name Position HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+
Chris Denorfia OF 4 10 5 .296 .348 .437 .341 121
Jason Bartlett SS 1 18 10 .254 .312 .325 .293 89
Brad Hawpe RF 4 19 0 .239 .311 .356 .297 91
Ryan Ludwick LF 8 38 1 .266 .337 .412 .332 115
Anthony Rizzo 1B 1 1 0 .429 .667 1.286 .711 372
Jorge Cantu 3B 3 16 0 .196 .234 .287 .230 45
Logan Forsythe 2B 0 2 1 .156 .188 .178 .162 -1
Nick Hundley C 3 12 0 .245 .325 .387 .312 102

Bench

Name Position HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+
Alberto Gonzalez IF 0 12 0 .200 .240 .244 .204 28
Chase Headley 3B 2 23 7 .269 .372 .377 .341 121
Kyle Phillips C 2 8 0 .244 .333 .422 .338 119
Will Venable RF 0 8 11 .219 .288 .285 .268 71
Rob Johnson C 1 5 1 .174 .224 .228 .207 30

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Heath Bell 2-3 28 0 0 0 17 1 28.0 22 11 9 0 10 22 2.89 1.14

 

Injuries


San Diego Padres Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Aaron Harang foot 06/10/2011
Orlando Hudson groin 05/26/2011
Cameron Maybin knee 05/28/2011
Luke Gregerson oblique 06/07/2011

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Joe Thatcher shoulder 03/22/2011
Mike Baxter thumb 03/22/2011

 

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