Friar Freefall Reaches Double Digits
The Padres were swept for the third straight series and dropped a staggering 1o0h straight game on Sunday. The sweep by the Rockies saw the Friars free-fall from 26 games above .500 to just 16. They remain 1.5 games ahead in first place over San Francisco with the Giants playing the nightcap against Los Angeles. What started as a small slump, has turned into an offensive drought that saw opponents outscore them by 36 runs over the ten game stretch. The Padres will next face Los Angeles in this season defining homestand on Labor Day in hopes to stop this dramatic fall from grace. Here’s losses eight through 10 over the start of Labor Day weekend.
September 3rd, 2010 Padres 3 Rockies 4
WP Aaron Cook (5-8) 6.33IP 4H 2R 2ER 4BB 3K 0HR
LP Corey Luebke (0-1) 5IP 5H 4R 4ER 3BB 3K 2HR
S Huston Street (14) 1IP 1H 0R 0ER 0BB 0K 0HR
Corey Luebke surrendered a pair of two-run homers in his Major League debut giving Colorado a 4-3 victory in his first major league start.
His first big league inning was eventful when he recorded his first big-league walk, pickoff, assist, and strikeout. But he began the second giving up his first triple to Melvin Mora just before serving up his first round-tripper to Jason Giambi.
The bottom of the third began similarly, with a single by Carlos Gonzalez followed by a Troy Tulowitzki homer.
The Padres didn