After losing the first game of the series, we look to pick it back up tonight in game 2 against the Rockies. Last night, despite a fantastic outing by Clayton Richard and a 9-hit game from our offense, we got shut out for the tenth time this season (seventh time at Petco Park). Richard struck out a season-high eight batters and gave up just one run on five hits. Our offense just couldn't back him up. We left 11 men on base in the loss, leaving many "fans" frustrated and yet again declaring the season over.
Tonight we face Ubaldo Jimenez, who is coming off a 4-hit complete game shutout of the Dodgers. After last night, we just hope to keep the hits coming, but in a more timely fashion to produce runs. Our Padres will send Tim Stauffer to the mound. His last outing was pretty rough, giving up seven runs (five earned) in five innings of work. Tonight he hopes to bounce back and hopes his offense will come through, something they haven't done much of this season for him. He has the fifth worst run support average in the majors and the second worst (behind Dustin Moseley) in the National League.
If our Padres come back in the series and win tonight and tomorrow, they will surpass the Rockies in the NL West standings. We came back to win the series against the Astros and we can do it against these guys too.
GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!
Rockies lead the series 1-0
|Mon 06/06|| WP: Clayton Mortensen (2 - 3) |
SV: Huston Street
LP: Clayton Richard (2 - 7)
|0 - 3 loss|
|Wed 06/08||3:35 PM PDT|
Oh, P.S. Rizzo Watch 2011 update: He won't be called up tomorrow. But he was scratched from the Tuscon lineup tonight and will be coming to San Diego to get his bruised thumb looked at. Here's what Darren Smith had to say:
Being told Rizzo is NOT happening Wednesday. Thurs or Friday in play. More on BP. #padres
I'll make an educated guess here - Rizzo plays on Thursday against the Nationals. #Padres