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Padres 2, Rockies 1: Mat Latos Sends Rockies to Sixth Straight Home Loss

Hey, at least the Rockies showed some fight this time.

After seven innings of being completely shut down by Mat Latos (with only a bunt single and triple from Eric Young Jr), Colorado started mounting a rally...which constituted five hits and one run in two innings.  It wasn't enough.

One day after being one-hit by Cory Luebke and Ernesto Frieri, the offense was comatose again as Colorado lost their sixth consecutive home game.  Jordan Pacheco followed a Dexter Fowler double in the ninth inning with an RBI single to chase Mat Latos, who was one out away from a complete game shutout. After Kevin Kouzmanoff singled, Heath Bell struck out Wilin Rosario with the tying runner at second base to end the game.

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Lost 6


Back to back hits by Wilin Rosario and Thomas Field in the eighth allowed Troy Tulowitzki to pinch hit, representing the go-ahead run with one out.  In his first at-bat since September 13, he struck out looking on a Mat Latos curveball.

Jhoulys Chacin was quite good, bucking the trend of being uneven in recent weeks.  The Rockies' right-hander allowed two runs, though one was unearned due to a Kevin Kouzmanoff error.  He struck out four and allowed six hits in six innings.

The bullpen was even better.  Rafael Betancourt struck out the side in bringing his season ERA to 2.98.  Rex Brothers struck out two in a perfect inning.  Matt Belisle needed just five pitches to work a perfect seventh.  It just wasn't enough with the anemic offense that is still missing Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton.

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WPA Heroes

Jhoulys Chacin (+.112):  6.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 R, 6 H, 4 K, 2 BB.  (-.021):  0-for-1.
Thomas Field (+.045):  1-for-3, 1B.
Matt Belisle (+.044):  1.0 IP, zeroes.


WPA Zeroes

Wilin Rosario (-.175):  1-for-3, 2 K, 3 LOB.
Mark Ellis (-.160):  0-for-4, K, 1 LOB.
Seth Smith (-.153):  0-for-4, K, 1 LOB.


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