Know Your Foe #26: Hey, At Least We're Not The Padres!

I can only assume that it's Hammer Time.

Entering Friday, the Rockies are sitting 2 games ahead of the Padres in the NL West, with the Padres representing the 2nd worst record in MLB to the Chicago Cubs. Much as making light of their predicament is fun, it should be mentioned that the Padres' pitching has been simply decimated by injury. Right now, the Padres have Anthony Bass and Eric Stults on the 15-day DL, Cory Luebke, Dustin Moseley, Micah Owings, Tim Stauffer, and Joe Weiland on the 60-day DL. That's just the pitching. Add Jason Bartlett, Kyle Blanks, James Darnell, and Jeremy Hermida to that 60-day list, and that's half of an MLB roster injured.

To add insult to injury, the Padres are also the 5th worst batting team in MLB per wRC+ (86), while the Rockies are the 6th best batting team (101).

This isn't to say that NOTHING is going right for the Padres, but the glimmers of hope are few and far between.

Carlos Quentin is finally off of the DL, and he's announcing his presence with authority.


The Carlos Quentin

#18 / Left Field / San Diego Padres

6-2

235

R

R

Aug 28, 1982


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 - Carlos Quentin 25 83 13 27 7 0 6 15 13 13 0 0 .325 .451 .627



Yeah, welcome back to the land of the living, TCQ. Quentin has been as injury prone as you'd expect a man made of balsa wood would be, but he's back with a vengeance for San Diego. In an admittedly small sample size, Quentin is posting a career-high batting average, BB%, and surprisingly, ISO (SLG-AVG), when you consider he plays for the Padres. He's also striking out at a career-low rate of 12.4%.

Frankly, those numbers surprise me. Not just because of LOLPETCO, but really just how low his career K% is when compared to his career batting average. Usually those low AVG guys walk a lot (which Quentin does) and their power numbers tend to also lead to a lot of strikeouts. Just ask Ian Stewart, Chris Iannetta, and Mark Reynolds.

\While I'm not terribly excited about Carlos Quentin coming to a weekend in high and dry Coors Field and hitting baseballs, I'm also in that camp of "I like to watch good baseball players play baseball good". Nobody likes to watch a player decimated by injury, unless they're racist or something. Which I don't think Carlos Quentin is.

This is an intensely winnable series for Colorado. They put up very strong fights against the Phillies and the Nationals, and now they have 1 of the only 2 teams in the NL that Colorado can still pick on coming into our park. Given the way the bats have been swinging lately, there's no reason that Colorado can't take at LEAST 2 games from the Padres while grabbing them by their wrists and hitting them in the face with their own fists while taunting "Stop hitting yourselves, stop hitting yourselves, stop hitting yourselves". In fact, I think that's the only reason we still have Jason Giambi on the roster.

Probable Starters (or my best guess anyhow, I'm always screwing these things up)

Friday, June 29th at 6:10PM MT

Jason Marquis vs Jeff Francis

Saturday, June 30th at 5:15PM MT

Edinson Volquez vs Christian Friedrich

Sunday, July 1st at 1:10PM MT

Kip Wells vs (It's a Surprise!!!)


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Jason Marquis 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Carlos Quentin 25 83 13 27 7 0 6 15 13 13 0 0 .325 .451 .627
Mark Kotsay 34 66 4 21 3 0 1 6 8 5 0 2 .318 .392 .409
Chris Denorfia 63 167 22 46 11 3 2 11 15 21 4 3 .275 .339 .413
Chase Headley 76 275 36 75 17 0 8 38 45 73 9 4 .273 .373 .422
Logan Forsythe 18 59 7 16 2 2 1 6 5 14 1 1 .271 .328 .424
Yonder Alonso 73 259 22 68 17 0 2 18 27 51 2 0 .263 .336 .351
Will Venable 72 225 28 58 16 3 6 20 19 52 8 6 .258 .324 .436
John Baker 31 94 7 24 6 0 0 9 11 22 2 0 .255 .333 .319
Everth Cabrera 38 131 14 33 10 1 2 10 15 40 12 0 .252 .338 .389
Jeremy Hermida 13 24 2 6 1 1 0 2 3 7 1 0 .250 .333 .375
Joe Wieland 5 8 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .375
James Darnell 7 17 1 4 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 .235 .316 .471
Jesus Guzman 66 175 16 41 13 1 2 26 14 45 3 2 .234 .295 .354
Alexi Amarista 32 73 7 17 4 2 1 8 4 10 1 2 .233 .273 .384
Orlando Hudson 35 123 11 26 0 5 1 11 8 27 3 2 .211 .260 .317
Kyle Blanks 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .200 .333 .200
Cameron Maybin 71 252 36 50 6 4 3 22 27 59 16 3 .198 .279 .290
Andy Parrino 40 92 7 16 4 0 1 3 11 30 1 0 .174 .276 .250
Eric Stults 4 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .333
Nick Hundley 55 193 14 32 7 1 3 22 14 50 0 3 .166 .225 .259
Anthony Bass 17 28 3 4 0 1 0 5 0 12 1 0 .143 .143 .214
Clayton Richard 18 29 2 4 1 0 0 4 1 18 0 0 .138 .167 .172
Blake Tekotte 11 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 .133 .133 .133
Jason Bartlett 29 83 8 11 5 0 0 4 12 27 0 0 .133 .240 .193
Jeff Suppan 8 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .100 .182 .100
Edinson Volquez 16 26 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 .077 .111 .115
Cory Luebke 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Andrew Cashner 29 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ross Ohlendorf 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kip Wells 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Micah Owings 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Hinshaw 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Stauffer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dustin Moseley 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Luke Gregerson 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Yasmani Grandal 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ernesto Frieri 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Brach 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Vincent 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Miles Mikolas 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Spence 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dale Thayer 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Boxberger 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Huston Street 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Thatcher 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Palmer 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Brad Boxberger 0-0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 5 2 1 0 7 8 1.42 1.89
Huston Street 1-0 20 0 0 0 11 0 19.0 8 3 3 0 6 24 1.42 .74
Jason Marquis 1-3 6 4 0 0 0 0 26.1 26 11 6 2 11 26 2.05 1.41
Ernesto Frieri 1-0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11.2 9 5 3 2 4 18 2.31 1.11
Cory Luebke 3-1 5 5 0 0 0 0 31.0 28 10 9 1 8 23 2.61 1.16
Micah Owings 0-2 6 0 0 0 0 0 9.2 8 4 3 1 5 7 2.79 1.34
Nick Vincent 1-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 2 3 3.00 1.00
Joe Thatcher 0-2 29 0 0 0 0 0 20.0 17 8 7 1 7 20 3.15 1.20
Miles Mikolas 1-1 13 0 0 0 0 1 13.2 11 6 5 1 9 12 3.29 1.46
Eric Stults 1-2 4 4 0 0 0 0 24.1 22 13 9 4 7 9 3.33 1.19
Kip Wells 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 5 2 2 3 2 3.60 2.00
Andrew Cashner 3-3 29 2 0 0 0 4 34.2 27 15 14 4 19 43 3.63 1.33
Luke Gregerson 1-0 36 0 0 0 0 3 34.0 30 14 14 5 13 36 3.71 1.26
Clayton Richard 5-8 18 16 0 0 0 0 105.0 101 54 44 13 27 63 3.77 1.22
Alex Hinshaw 0-1 17 0 0 0 0 1 16.2 13 7 7 2 10 22 3.78 1.38
Edinson Volquez 4-7 16 16 0 0 0 0 94.1 77 41 40 7 54 80 3.82 1.39
Brad Brach 0-1 27 0 0 0 0 0 27.2 22 13 13 5 22 31 4.23 1.59
Josh Spence 0-1 11 0 0 0 0 0 10.1 13 5 5 1 5 10 4.35 1.74
Joe Wieland 0-4 5 5 0 0 0 0 27.2 26 16 14 5 9 24 4.55 1.27
Anthony Bass 2-7 17 14 1 0 0 0 84.1 80 51 44 8 33 72 4.70 1.34
Jeff Suppan 2-3 8 6 0 0 0 0 30.2 34 19 18 4 13 7 5.28 1.53
Tim Stauffer 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 4 3 1 3 5 5.40 2.00
Dale Thayer 1-2 23 0 0 0 5 1 21.0 24 13 13 3 4 18 5.57 1.33
Ross Ohlendorf 1-0 4 2 0 0 0 0 13.2 20 10 10 3 8 12 6.59 2.05
Dustin Moseley 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 5 5 1 2 4 9.00 1.40
Matt Palmer 0-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 2 2 1 2 2 9.00 2.00


San Diego Padres Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Anthony Bass shoulder 06/21/2012

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Kyle Blanks shoulder 04/14/2012
Micah Owings forearm 04/26/2012
Cory Luebke elbow 04/28/2012
Joe Wieland elbow 05/07/2012
James Darnell shoulder 05/18/2012
Tim Stauffer elbow 05/18/2012


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