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SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 7: Michael Cuddyer #3 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on May 7, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The most exciting moment s of this game involved Drew Pomeranz.

Top of the 3rd, Drew Pomeranz caught hold of a Edinson Volquez fastball and absolutely drilled it nearly into the 2nd deck in PetCo park's LF box seats.

Before that in the 2nd, Pomeranz took an Edinson Volquez line drive to the thigh, threw Volquez out at 1B, and then pitched the 3rd inning on pure grit and mettle. Not very sharp grit or mettle, either. Despite concern for Pomeranz's injury, Tracy didn't have many kind words for Pomeranz' pitching performance.

Pomeranz came out after the 3rd, visibly pained by his tightening leg, which post-game was revealed to have started swelling. It seems like it's just going to leave a nasty bruise, and Pomeranz will be reevaluated later.

It wasn't a fabulous 3 innings for Pomeranz, allowing all 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks to only 2 strikeouts. He had his moments where his pitches were landing well, but 34 strikes to 24 balls is an uncomfortable ratio.

Josh Roenicke continues to be quietly dependable, pitching 3 innings on 40 pitches, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 2 batters as well. Roenicke lowered his season ERA to 2.95 after the outing.

Matt Belisle pitched the 8th and started the 9th, and Rex Brothers drew a flyout and struck out Jason Bartlett to finish the Rockies' defensive night.

Defensively, the Rockies were solid for the most part, with some great grabs by Dexter Fowler and Todd Helton. The part that wasn't the most part was Wilin Rosario. He earned his 4th Passed Ball on the season with a blunder that scored the Padres' first run of the game. The second run came on a wild pitch from Pomeranz that hit the dirt in front of Rosario and skipped away, scoring Orlando Hudson from 3B.

The final run for the Padres came after back-to-back walks from Pomeranz which was followed by Yonder Alonso's second single of the night.

The bats remained cold and questionable, not taking advantage of some early wildness by Edinson Volquez. 4 walks and 5 hits weren't enough to plate more than 2 baserunners.

Bummer of a finish, and really a dull game. Let's hope the team's better for Alex White tomorrow.


12 - 16

6.5

Lost 4

135



Source: FanGraphs

Pitcher IP H HR ER BB SO pLI WPA
J Roenicke 3.0 2 0 0 2 2 0.56 .081
M Belisle 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.42 .039
R Brothers 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.24 .011
D Pomeranz 3.0 5 0 3 3 2 1.17 -.249
Total 8.0 7 0 3 5 6 0.83 -.118

Pitcher IP H HR ER BB SO pLI WPA
B Brach 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 1.65 .153
D Thayer 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1.87 .130
L Gregerson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1.47 .102
J Thatcher 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 3.57 .074
E Volquez 5.1 5 1 2 4 5 0.96 -.077
Total 9.0 5 1 2 4 10 1.23 .382

Batter AB R H HR RBI BB SO pLI WPA
M Scutaro 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.20 .029
J Pacheco 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.43 -.116
C Gonzalez 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 1.00 .072
T Tulowitzki 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.61 -.040
T Helton 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.75 -.152
M Cuddyer 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1.31 -.121
W Rosario 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.01 -.074
D Fowler 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.94 -.064
J Roenicke 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.41 -.010
M Belisle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T Colvin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.74 -.017
R Brothers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Pomeranz 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0.61 .112
Total 29 2 5 1 2 4 10 1.23 -.382
Batter AB R H HR RBI BB SO pLI WPA
C Denorfia 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.44 -.024
C Maybin 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.55 .005
C Headley 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.73 -.038
L Gregerson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J Guzman 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.88 .057
D Thayer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Y Alonso 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 1.09 .230
N Hundley 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.10 -.037
B Brach 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
W Venable 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.28 -.006
O Hudson 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.13 .052
J Bartlett 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.00 -.073
J Thatcher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E Volquez 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.80 -.036
A Parrino 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.49 -.011
Total 30 3 7 0 2 5 6 0.83 .118
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