Know Your Foe #42: Battle For the Basement Continues Against Padres

No, we can't trade for him.

Over the past month or so, we've seen the Rockies really start to turn their season around. Obviously not to the point of legitimate contention, but at least to the point of respectability. Losing 100 games is no longer an inevitability. The young pitching seems to be turning corners (until they take a step backwards). The bats are coming through, etc. You know, the narrative of a young team starting to put it all together

Watching this, you'd expect that the Rockies were on their way out of the cellar, about to leapfrog the hapless Padres, right?

Wrong.

You see, the Padres are 9-1 in their past 10 games. In fact, they are 26-18 in the 2nd half, a far cry from Colorado's 20-23 record during the same timeframe.

But before we go bananas over the Padres, check out their play in the last 30 days (excluding Wednesday's games): SD = 17-13, COL = 16-14. While the Padres are 16-10 in August, the Rockies are 16-11, and are pacing well. Colorado's not gaining any ground on SD, per se, but I think it's fair that we're going to see a really decent series this weekend at Coors.

Over the past 30 days, the Padres have been KILLING the baseball. Will Venable and Chase Headley both have a wRC+ above 170 during that span, and Yonder Alonso, The Carlos Quentin, and Chris Denorfia are all above 125. Cameron Maybin is treading water at 104 wRC+, an improvement on his season-long 85 wRC+.

The funny thing is that their rotation has been either lights out or awful. Eric Stults and Clayton Richard both are sporting ERAs over the past 30 days somewhere around 2 and Casey Kelly (part of the original Adrian Gonzalez deal) had 6 shutout innings a couple of days ago. But out of the remaining Edinson Volquez, Ross Ohlendorf, and Jason Marquis, only Marquis has an even passable ERA (5.12 with an unfriendly FIP split). Volquez is nearly at 8.00 and Ohlendorf, well, he's pitched 13 innings combined in his past 4 stars to the tune of a 15.23 ERA. Yep.

Of course, the Padres still work their dark magic and produce strong relievers from the ocean sediment, and of course Huston Street still has an ERA below 1. We don't tolerate dark magic here in Colorado.

Padres Notes: Street, Thatcher Set to Rejoin Club - MLB Daily Dish
Oh, and Street has been on the 15-day for like half of the month, and he's coming back, along with Joe Thatcher. DARK MAGIC I TELLS YA.

Seriously though, just beat them, Rockies. Just do it. You just took 2 of 3 from the Almighty Dodgers, let's start chipping away at that 6 game deficit and crawl out of last. I want to not finish last so badly, let's make this happen. Do it for me. Do it for the Gipper. Do it for Randolph Scott.

Expected Starters

Friday, August 31, 6:40PM MT

Clayton Richard vs Alex White

Saturday, September 1, 6:10PM MT

Edinson Volquez vs Jhoulys Chacin

Sunday, September 2, 1:10PM MT

Casey Kelly vs Jeff Francis


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Casey Kelly 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Eric Stults 13 18 3 7 2 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 .389 .389 .500
Chris Denorfia 105 268 39 78 16 5 5 27 24 39 9 3 .291 .348 .444
Yasmani Grandal 33 106 20 30 5 1 6 22 14 19 0 0 .283 .369 .519
Jason Marquis 17 32 3 9 3 0 0 1 0 12 0 0 .281 .303 .375
Chase Headley 131 487 70 135 23 1 22 82 68 132 13 6 .277 .366 .464
Yonder Alonso 125 445 39 123 32 0 7 47 45 83 3 0 .276 .345 .396
Logan Forsythe 65 211 23 57 9 2 3 13 21 35 5 2 .270 .346 .374
Carlos Quentin 72 251 40 66 17 0 14 41 31 36 0 1 .263 .377 .498
Mark Kotsay 63 118 7 31 6 0 1 11 10 12 0 2 .263 .323 .339
Will Venable 119 345 49 90 22 7 8 36 32 79 19 6 .261 .331 .435
Jesus Guzman 96 232 26 59 16 2 6 35 21 55 3 3 .254 .319 .418
Alexi Amarista 83 233 31 59 13 4 5 28 14 36 7 4 .253 .293 .408
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
Everth Cabrera 89 298 35 71 17 2 2 21 32 87 25 1 .238 .318 .329
John Baker 54 169 14 40 7 0 0 11 17 36 2 1 .237 .306 .278
James Darnell 7 17 1 4 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 .235 .316 .471
Cameron Maybin 120 407 55 93 14 4 6 39 40 91 24 5 .229 .302 .327
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
Eddy Rodriguez 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 .200 .429 .800
Andy Parrino 40 92 7 16 4 0 1 3 11 30 1 0 .174 .276 .250
Nick Hundley 58 204 14 32 7 1 3 22 15 56 0 3 .157 .218 .245
Anthony Bass 17 28 3 4 0 1 0 5 0 12 1 0 .143 .143 .214
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 27 47 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 23 0 0 .085 .104 .106
Clayton Richard 29 59 2 5 2 0 0 6 1 36 0 0 .085 .098 .119
Kip Wells 8 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .083 .154 .083
Ross Ohlendorf 13 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 .063 .063 .063
Cory Luebke 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Andrew Cashner 30 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000
Andrew Werner 2 4 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
Cory Burns 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Vincent 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Miles Mikolas 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Hinshaw 31 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 62 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ernesto Frieri 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Brach 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tom Layne 10 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 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Boxberger 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Huston Street 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Thatcher 40 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
Casey Kelly 1-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 3 0 0 0 2 4 0.00 .83
Tom Layne 0-0 10 0 0 0 1 0 8.1 2 0 0 0 1 13 0.00 .36
Huston Street 2-0 37 0 0 0 21 0 36.0 11 3 3 0 8 45 0.75 .53
Luke Gregerson 2-0 62 0 0 0 2 3 59.1 47 15 15 5 16 61 2.28 1.06
Ernesto Frieri 1-0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11.2 9 5 3 2 4 18 2.31 1.11
Eric Stults 5-2 13 9 0 0 0 0 63.0 56 23 17 5 14 30 2.43 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 11 0 0 0 0 0 12.1 12 4 4 1 5 13 2.92 1.38
Miles Mikolas 2-1 19 0 0 0 0 1 24.0 21 9 8 2 14 18 3.00 1.46
Andrew Werner 1-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 8 4 4 2 4 9 3.00 1.00
Cory Burns 0-0 7 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 11 3 3 0 6 9 3.38 2.13
Joe Thatcher 0-4 40 0 0 0 1 0 26.1 24 11 10 1 10 28 3.42 1.29
Andrew Cashner 3-3 30 3 0 0 0 4 36.2 28 15 14 4 19 45 3.44 1.28
Brad Boxberger 0-0 13 0 0 0 0 0 15.1 16 7 6 2 13 20 3.52 1.89
Clayton Richard 11-12 29 27 1 1 0 0 184.0 179 87 76 23 37 91 3.72 1.17
Dale Thayer 2-2 47 0 0 0 7 3 45.2 43 21 19 4 10 34 3.74 1.16
Jason Marquis 6-7 17 15 1 1 0 0 93.2 94 53 42 14 28 79 4.04 1.30
Edinson Volquez 9-9 27 27 1 1 0 0 155.2 127 74 71 13 91 150 4.10 1.40
Brad Brach 1-3 52 0 0 0 0 0 51.1 45 24 24 8 28 63 4.21 1.42
Josh Spence 0-1 11 0 0 0 0 0 10.1 13 5 5 1 5 10 4.35 1.74
Alex Hinshaw 1-1 31 0 0 0 0 1 28.0 23 14 14 5 20 36 4.50 1.54
Joe Wieland 0-4 5 5 0 0 0 0 27.2 26 16 14 5 9 24 4.55 1.27
Kip Wells 2-4 8 7 0 0 0 0 37.1 41 23 19 6 20 19 4.58 1.63
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
Ross Ohlendorf 4-4 13 9 0 0 0 0 48.2 62 44 42 7 24 39 7.77 1.77
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
Andrew Cashner other-excused 07/04/2012
Joe Thatcher knee 07/26/2012

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Kyle Blanks shoulder 04/14/2012
Micah Owings elbow 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
Nick Hundley knee 08/16/2012


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