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Good, Bad, and Ugly v. Rockies 4/7/13 

Rockies 9 – Padres 1

  • WP: J. Chacin (1-0)
  • LP: E. Volquez (0-2)
  • HR: Fowler (4), Rosario (3)

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Good:

Chris Denorfia – 2-4, RBI  Denorfia gets the start against a RHP, allowing Carlos Quentin to rest his knees and makes the most of it, driving in the Padres only run.

Mark Kotsay – 2-4, hitting 3rd in the lineup and Kotsay turns in a solid day.

Alexi Amarista – 2-4 with a double.

John Baker – 2-4 and now hitting .375 on this young season.

Bad:

Edinson Volquez – 6IP, 9H, 4ER, 1K, 1BB.  I was quite critical about Volquez after his last start, and his second start wasn’t much better.  After stating that Volquez should have been shopped all season, Byrnes won’t even be able to move him at the all-star break if this keeps up.

Joe Thatcher – 2/3IP, 1H, 2R, 1BB, 1K.

Anthony Bass – 1 2/3IP, 5H, 3ER, 3K, 1 HRA

Ugly:

Padres offense – As we all know it is important that the offense needs to pad stats on the road because Petco National Park isn’t very hitter friendly the first half of the year.  During my stint in Arizona for spring training the one thing that really stood out was how confident the Padres were about the offense this season.  I had my doubts, but as they say, “that’s why the play the game”.

After three games at Coors field the Padres scored six runs total, while the Rockies scored 5, 6, and 9 in each game.  Going into the season most experts felt the Padres could stay out of the cellar because Colorado wasn’t very good.  It appears the Rockies may not just roll over and accept last place so easily.

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