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Friars Bats Ice Cold in the Rockies 

After scratching and clawing to a 3-1 victory to start the series, The Padres dropped consecutive 6-3 games to the Rockies to lose the series in Coors Field. Anthony Rizzo saw his average drop from .300 to .190 as he collected one hit and zero RBI in his first trip to Colorado. The Friars hope to rebound as the fly to Minnesota on Thursday to begin interleague play on Friday. Here is a recap of the series in Denver.

June 13th, 2011 Padres 3, Rockies 1

WP Anthony Bass (1-0) 5IP 5H 1R 1ER 4BB 1K 0HR

LP Aaron Cook (0-1) 5.2IP 5H 2R 2ER 2BB 2K 0HR

S Heath Bell (18) 1IP 0H 0R 0ER 1BB 1K 0HR

Anthony Bass made his Major League debut filling in for the injured Dustin Moseley and did not disappoint, allowing only one run in five innings to stop a three game losing streak. Bass struck gave up only five hits but walked four batters.

The Padres started the game off with three straight singles by Chris Denorfia, Jason Bartlett, and Chase Headley. Ryan Ludwick then hit a fly ball to right field that was caught, but allowed Denorfia and Bartlett to advance, putting the Padres up 1-0 with runners at the corners with one out. But Anthony Rizzo grounded into a double play to end the Padres scoring threat.

The Rockies tied the game in the game in the fourth inning with a two out rally started by Ty Wigginton



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