The Padres drop game one to their NL West foes, the Colorado Rockies, and extend their losing streak to double digits at 10, a season nadir. One can only hope that the Padres turn this around soon. During this losing streak, the Padres have been out hit and out pitched, and its hard to pin point one or two root causes. That means, the Padres have simply been outplayed in most aspects of the game.
Edinson Volquez pitched for the loss, giving up 8 hits and 4 walks in 5 1/3 innings, leading to 4 earned runs. Tonight it was a less than solid performance in which a depleted hitting lineup could not overcome. Being on the positive side of the coin, I`d like to call out Everth Cabrera and Logan Forsythe tonight for a gritty performance. Although neither got a hit, both contributed with actions and behaviors that are conducive to producing runs. Between the both of them they led the lineup by drawing a combined 4 walks, and seeing 39 pitches, as well as earning a ribbie and a run.
Not too many positives right now, but there’s no crying in baseball. Maybe it is time to start sacrificing chickens for extra power. Heh. Let’s go Padres.