Padres drop tenth straight game, hold slim lead
The San Diego Padres lost their tenth straight game on Sunday, but come into the new
week remaining in first place. San Diego lost 4-2 to Colorado, while the San Francisco
Giants downed the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0, to move to within one game in the division.
Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo homerun in the fourth inning to five the Rockies an early lead.
Tulowitzki then drove home another run in the fifth inning. Miguel Tejada tied the game
in the sixth with a two run homerun, but Melvin Mora’s single in the 7th inning gave the
Rockies a two run lead, in which they kept the rest of the way.
Jorge De La Rosa picked up the win for Colorado. He is now 6-4 on the season, and
holds a 4.18 earned run average. Huston Street picked up his 15th save of the season. The
loss for San Diego, came out of the bullpen; in Todd Stauffer. He dropped to 3-3 on the
season, allowing a hit and 2 runs in 0.1 innings.
Carlos Gonzalez continued his torrid pace in 2010 with three more hits. He is now
batting .337 on the season. Miguel Olivo also picked up two hits for Colorado. The
Padres offense saw Tejada blast out three hits, while Chris Denorfia picked up two at the
top of the lineup.
Colorado, with the win, moved to just 4.5 games behind the Padres, and 3.5 games
behind the Giants in the National League West. Colorado is also 5.5 games behind the
Philadelphia Phillies for the National League Wildcard lead.