It's been nearly three years since the Padres lost ten games in a row. The difference between then and now is that the 2010 Padres spent the entirety of their losing streak in first place. While tonight was certainly not Edinson Volquez's finest start, he didn't get much help from his bats. The Padres offense was cursed with bad luck, hitting the ball hard, but seemingly always right into a glove.
The Padres trailed from the get-go as Volquez served up a walk and a single before Wilin Rosario hit a two run double in the top of the first. It got worse in the sixth inning. With runners at the corners and one out, Volquez botched the throw home on a sacrifice bunt by Jonathan Herrera. Thankfully Nick Hundley suffered no ligament damage on the play. Edinson might have gotten a pass on the sloppy fielding had he retired the next batter. But with the pitcher Tyler Chatwood bunting, he threw four straight balls and loaded the bases. Volquez out, Brad Brach in. Corey Dickerson knocked in the last of Colorado's runs with a sacrifice fly.
Things looked like they were turning around in the bottom of the seventh. Jesus Guzman led off with a single to left, then Logan Forsythe followed up with a walk. A couple of unproductive outs later, Nick Hundley loaded the bases with another a single. That's when All-Star Everth Cabrera came up and did his thing, drawing an RBI walk to put our boys on the board. Kyle Blanks followed up by hustling out an infield single. That was it for the Padres though. Chase Headley popped up to end the rally.
Go get 'em tomorrow, Padres!
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|WP: Tyler Chatwood (5 - 2)
SV: Rafael Betancourt (12)
LP: Edinson Volquez (6 - 7)