Guthrie entered yesterdays game feeling under the weather. Perhaps he should have stayed in bed as the Padres, the very same team that coming into Monday nights game carrying with them the second-lowest team batting average in the National League, filled up the box score with extra base hits. You wouldn’t know they had been struggling at the plate as they had 14 hits at game-end and handed the Rockies the 7-1 loss.
The problems on offense can be seen against left-handed pitching so far this season, having only two runs in almost 30 innings. Who can forget Zito and Bumgarner pretty much getting outs at will.
While last nights game held little in the way of bright spots, one that came courtesy of CarGo being sidelined with strep throat was the excellent night at the plate for Tyler Colvin. Colvin, who went 2-4, was the only person able to “crack” the Luebke puzzle with the lone RBI of the game. All of that success and he was getting it left-on-left, something Jim Tracy wouldn’t normally setup.
After the game Colvin talk to Troy Renck about Luebke’s pitching:
He was hitting his spots, mixing that cutter-slider he has, the hard one…He kept coming after us that way and kept us off-balance and getting outs. We’ve had some good comebacks. We feel good about it. We know it’s there.