What is it with the Rockies, Padres, and extra inning games?
In what was a hard-fought game for both sides, but ultimately it was the visiting San Diego Padres who came out on top, 5-4. Adrian Gonzalez knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the 14th on a double (badly misplayed by Brad Hawpe) off Manuel Corpas, who took the loss (0-1). Tim Stauffer (1-0) pitched three innings of relief for the win and Heath Bell (2) got Chris Iannetta to strike out with two on and two out to record the save.
Ian Stewart went 3-5, Hawpe (3-6) had his first two home runs and Iannetta (1-6) added his first bomb of the year to provide most of the Rockies' offense--but over the last eight innings the bats didn't come to play for Colorado (only two hits). Starter Jason Hammel, outside of a four run fourth inning, pitched well, going seven innings, giving up six hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Before Corpas giving up a run in the fourteenth, the Rockies' bullpen went six scoreless innings, but the offense wasn't up to the task of pushing across another run against an effective San Diego bullpen.
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The Rockies will look to salvage a series victory in tomorrow afternoon's rubber match, which involves Ubaldo Jimenez taking on Jon Garland.
The usual stuff after the jump...
We Salute: Hawpe's offense (.241 WPA), Matt Belisle (.311), Rockies pitchers overall (.628 WPA)
We Are Disappointed In: Hawpe's defense, Troy Tulowitzki (-.468), Rockies hitters overall (-1.128 WPA)
Pretty crazy graph right there.
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