My immediate reaction after every loss now is "Welp". That's what happens when the starting pitching can't keep you in a game for more than an inning or two. This time around it was Edinson Volquez's turn to poop the bed. He lasted 3.1 innings, gave up 6 hits and 7 runs (6 earned). Weber followed him with 3.2 innings, 3 hits and 2 runs. Nine runs was all the Rockies needed to secure the win.
All of theses games are taking so long. We had another one go well over 3 hours tonight. It seems to be a combination of pitching changes and offense from both teams. There haven't been too many home run balls hit into the new Jack Deck due to the shortened fences, but I feel like Padres hitters are hitting to right field with more authority now. It's like they're no longer intimidated by right field or Petco. Maybe that's wishful thinking.
In any case, just like Dex said in yesterday's post, 5 runs is more than enough runs to win a game. The offense is doing its job. Hell, Everth Cabrera was a double short of hitting for the cycle. Now it's just a matter of getting some decent pitching.
Let's see if the Padres can muster a win tomorrow and avoid being swept twice in a row by the Rockies.
|Final - 4.13.2013||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||1||0||1||0||0||0||2||1||0||5||10||2|
|WP: Jhoulys Chacin (2 - 0)
LP: Edinson Volquez (0 - 3)