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Game #15: Zach Day vs Chan Ho Park

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I always feel kind of guilty on behalf of the Rockies whenever I see Chan Ho Park's gargantuan bust of a contract brought up. You see, in 2001, his free agency year, he absolutely owned the Rockies in four starts against them. He won three, lost zero, and his one no decision was this gem at Coors on September 5th:

Game Played on Wednesday, September 5, 2001 (N) at Coors Field
LA  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  7  -   7  6  1
COL N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  7  1
BATTINGLos Angeles Dodgers   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Goodwin cf             3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Hiatt ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Shaw p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grudzielanek 2b        4   1   1   1       0   0       4   4
Green rf               3   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Sheffield lf           4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Karros 1b              4   1   1   2       0   0      10   0
Beltre 3b              3   1   1   1       0   0       0   2
Kreuter c              2   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
  Lo Duca ph,c         2   1   1   3       0   0       1   0
Cora ss                2   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
  Donnels ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reboulet ss          1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Park p                 2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Mulholland p         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Herges p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hansen ph            0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Grissom pr,cf        1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                33   7   6   7       2   5      27  10
FIELDING -
DP: 1.
E: Park (2).
BATTING -
2B: Sheffield (23,off Thomson); Grudzielanek (18,off Thomson).
HR: Lo Duca (21,9th inning off Powell 2 on, 1 out).
HBP: Beltre (3,by Thomson).
Team LOB: 2.
Colorado Rockies      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Pierre cf              4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Ortiz 2b               4   1   1   1       0   0       4   3
L. Walker rf           3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Helton 1b              3   0   0   0       1   0      10   1
Cirillo 3b             4   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
Uribe ss               4   0   0   0       0   3       0   3
Encarnacion lf         4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Petrick c              3   1   2   0       1   0       5   1
Thomson p              1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Myers p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Powell p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miceli p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Norton ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                31   2   7   1       3   6      27  12
FIELDING -
DP: 1.
E: Ortiz (4).
BATTING -
2B: Pierre (21,off Park).
HR: Ortiz (8,8th inning off Mulholland 0 on, 0 out).
SH: Thomson 2 (5,off Park 2); Pierre (13,off Park).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING -
SB: Cirillo (7,2nd base off Park/Kreuter).
CS: L. Walker (4,3rd base by Herges/Lo Duca).
PITCHINGLos Angeles Dodgers   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Park                   7     3   1   1   3   5   0
Mulholland             0.1   2   1   1   0   0   1
Herges W(9-8)          0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0
Shaw                   1     1   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9     7   2   2   3   6   1
Colorado Rockies      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Thomson                8.1   3   2   2   1   5   0
Myers L(1-3)           0     0   1   1   1   0   0
Powell                 0     3   4   3   0   0   1
Miceli                 0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     6   7   6   2   5   1
HBP: Thomson (3,Beltre).
Umpires: Ron Barnes, Mark Wegner, Lance Barksdale, Rick Reed
Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance: 31791

This was the last time Park started at Coors, it was a midweek day game, and for a while it seemed a true pitchers' duel with Park and John Thomson grappling evenly until our pen proved to be our downfall. Which I think brings today's matchup full circle. It seems it's time for us to exorcise some demons and repent for overinflating Chan Ho's monetary value for the last five years by giving him and the Padres a thorough butt-whipping.