Rockies Lose Slugfest at Petco: Padres 9, Rockies 5

Why yes, those are scissors in my pocket.

File this under words I didn't think I'd be typing tonight: it was a high-scoring affair at Petco Park tonight, as San Diego and Colorado combined for 14 runs on 23 hits -- 8 of them for extra bases, 4 of them homers. The Rockies got the worst of it, falling 9-5 to the Padres. The umpires were obviously having trouble dealing with it too, as they missed several calls during the game.

On the bright side for the Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez hit a grand slam to give the team a short-lived 4-3 lead in the 3rd, while Josh Rutledge finished with 2 doubles and a triple, while also stealing a base. The rookie continued his impressive big league debut, raising his line to .375/.407/.708 in his 7 games as a Rockie. Marco Scutaro also added a two hit night for Colorado.

Unfortunately, you aren't going to win many games when your starter gives up 7 runs on 9 hits in just 3 innings, as Drew Pomeranz did tonight. The poor outing raised Pomeranz's ERA on the year to a more Rockies-like 4.98. Josh Roenicke cleaned up the mess, albeit a little late, with 3.1 IP of 2 hit, 5 strikeout ball. Adding to the poor news, catcher Wilin Rosario left the game with a low grade ankle sprain early on -- he should be day to day.

With the loss, the Rockies drop to 3.5 back of the Padres and 22 games under .500.


35 - 57

16.5

Lost 3

70


Graph:


Source: FanGraphs

We Salute: Gonzalez (.329 WPA), Rutledge (.117)

We Are Disappointed In: Pomeranz (-.712 WPA)

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