Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Then on the way home you abandon the car you’re driving in the middle of the highway and start walking down the double yellow line before the police come and take you to jail. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were sitting in a holding cell.
The Padres (66-74) were shut out 3-0 by the Colorado Rockies (57-84) last night in Coors Field in Denver. Eric Stults (6-16, 4.55) surrendered all three Rockies’ runs, two on solo home runs by Drew Stubbs in the first and Nolan Arenado in the sixth.
Tyler Matzek (5-9, 4.32) pitched a three-hit complete game with one walk and six strikeouts for the Rockies. Three of the four Padres to reach base actually got into scoring position, only to be stranded. It was like watching the April/May Padres again.
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) September 6, 2014
Tonight at 5:10 pm PDT Joe Wieland (0-0, 0.00) makes his first start since the 2012 season after going under the knife for elbow ligament replacement surgery. The Rockies will have the newly extended Jorge De La Rosa (13-10, 4.26) starting.
Stults, Padres baffled by Rox rookie in opener (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Padres shut out at Coors — yes, Coors (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Matzek stymies Padres in first career shutout (Cody Ulm — MLB.com)
Tyler Matzek pitches three-hit shutout for 3-0 Rockies win (Nick Groke — Denver Post)
That was a home run??? Ridiculous. Looked like a routine fly ball from here.
— Sean D. (@WonkoSD) September 6, 2014
I was just thinking how many solo shots Stults was going to give up…
— The Pitiful Padres (@ThePitifulPadre) September 6, 2014
Stults looked seriously miffed by that home run to Stubbs. Oppo, to RF, off the bat looked routine. Kept going. #Padres
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) September 6, 2014
I have a mental block on Drew Stubbs. Every time I see him I realize it was Franklin Stubbs I was expecting. pic.twitter.com/paNuzOUygV
— Joe Lies (@TheThinGwynn) September 6, 2014
I was at the game last time Stults pitched in Colorado. Thought you should know.
— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) September 6, 2014
Dick, you say warning path. Don't complain.
— Daniel (@padrefan858) September 6, 2014
Don't worry, everyone! The Padres will avoid the shutout by scoring 1 run in the 9th inning. #CelebrateGoodTimes
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) September 6, 2014
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) September 6, 2014