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Padres beat Rockies, 3-2. Edinson Volquez finally gets a win

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SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 7:  Edinson Volquez #37 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning of a baseball game at Petco Park on May 7, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 7: Edinson Volquez #37 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning of a baseball game at Petco Park on May 7, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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Final - 5.7.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Colorado Rockies 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
San Diego Padres 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 3

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The nice thing about that win is Edinson Volquez pitched lights dimmed and Yonder Alonso produced the offense. Mat Latos couldn't have done that by himself. The pitching part, sure, but not the 2 RBI.

Solid pitching. Just enough offense. Defense takes advantage of Petco Park's dimensions with some flyballs. Don't turn away the charity that the Rockies provide.

Come away with a win.

Those are the kinds of wins that come nicely at Petco. They're also the kinds of wins that have been eluding us thus far because of bad luck.

In other news, I shaved my May beard after the weekend's sweep. I was prepared to go the distance with the clippers if it came to that, but a 3-2 victory means that the boys downstairs stay warm for one more spring evening.

Go Padres!

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