Game Notes From The Colorado Rockies’ 14-3 Loss


May 1, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss (C) argues with umpire Scott Barry (87) over an interference non-call during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres as shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) and second baseman DJ LeMahieu (9) look on at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game notes from game one of the three-game set between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres, from Petco Park Friday night. 

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The Colorado Rockies came in to San Diego fresh from an off day Thursday, and (theoretically) motivated to win a series after being embarrassed two nights in a row on Tuesday and Wednesday in Phoenix against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

As May begins, all Rockies fans are surely thinking about the typical Rockies’ May slump – at least in the back of their minds – as the club travels to a very pitcher-friendly park this weekend against the Padres. And… well… this happened.

Game notes from Friday night’s battle by the (um, San Diego?) bay:

  • Both pitchers allowed leadoff walks in their halves of the first inning; it only burned one of ’em. Guess who.
  • Drew Stubbs started in place of Charlie Blackmon tonight. Guess what Drew Stubbs did in his first at-bat against Ian Kennedy.
  • DJ LeMahieu‘s first two at-bats resulted in a walk and a double. Lead-off, nine hole, doesn’t matter, the dude hits the ball.
  • At one point early in the game, Nolan Arenado recored assists on ground balls on five straight Padres hitters.
  • Drew Stubbs got a hit! And it was a home run! He still struck out three times today, but he homered in his fourth at-bat.
  • Jorge Rondon allowed eight runs (seven earned) without recording an out in the eighth inning. He may not be long for the big leagues, unfortunately.
  • Eddie Butler needs to go deeper into games (I mean, all the starters do). Four innings, four hits, four hits, two walks, five runs (three earned), and three strikeouts on just 82 pitches.
  • Christian Bergman threw well in relief, allowing a run in two innings in the middle of the game. His ERA is now down to 1.26, and considering some of the starters’ struggles, may be in line for a rotation job.
  • Scott Oberg threw a scoreless seventh inning.
  • Nick Hundley returned to San Diego after playing there to start his career, and doubled in the ninth inning to give the Rockies their third run.
  • During this three-game losing streak, the Rockies have been outscored 35-9.
  • On this four-game road trip, the Rockies are 1-3, and have been outscored 39-14.
  • This against a team (the Padres) that had lost seven of their last eight games, and been swept at home during the week by the Houston Astros.
  • It gets worse! The Albuquerque Isotopes have lost eight straight after losing 10-5 tonight in twelve innings, and they’ve been outscored 21-8 in their last two games.

The Rockies and Padres play again Saturday night at 6:40 pm MT, before finishing the series Sunday afternoon in Petco. Then, the Rox will return home to Denver and take on the Arizona Diamondbacks for three games before hosting the Dodgers next weekend.

On another note, I’ll be at Saturday night’s game in San Diego. Will you? Tweet me @BobbyDeMuro and let me know!