Great job matt. The padres are starting to come together.
I only saw the beginning of the game yesterday. Mat Latos was having the same first inning problems that he's had all year. He was struggling with the location of his pitches and he was getting squeezed by the home plate umpire. He ended up walking two and then Eric Patterson blew a double play opportunity by throwing a ball in the dirt that Brad Hawpe couldn't pick, but every other first basemen in the majors probably could have. The error led to a run.
Unbeknownst to us, Latos snuck into the visitor's club house between innings and watched tape of his first inning. He saw a flaw in his delivery, something about his shoulder opening up too early. It turns out that Latos' trip to the club house had the same transformational properties as Clark Kent's frequent pit stops to phone booths. Latos was Superman, minus the cape, until the 6h inning when he faced Todd Helton the Padres version of Kryptonite.
Luckily the scoring for the Rockies stopped after Helton's home run. The Padres, however, were just getting started. Ryan Ludwick had hit a 3 run homer in the 4th. In the 7th Chase Headley and Brad Hawpe had RBI singles and Jason Bartlett had a 2 run double that padded the Padres lead.
Luke Gregerson also hit Carlos Gonzalez in the foot with a pitch, which is probably why Gonzalez sounded so bitchy in his post game interview.
Good game Padres! High fives all around!
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|WP: Mat Latos (1 - 5)
LP: Jason Hammel (3 - 3)
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