The unpredictability of Coors Field continued yesterday. You never know who is going to win a game in that place. A deep fly ball that would be a routine out in Petco just keeps on going in Denver. That was the case last night when Casey Kelly gave up the 7 runs in the third, and Brad Brach gave up the 3 runs in the 7th. Ultimately though the Padres were done in by lack of defense. Any time this team loses I turn straight to the errors column to see what shows up there. Sure enough 2 errors were committed yesterday which aided in the long innings. When the Padres play solid defense then we can win a game, but once the defense gets shoddy we run into problems. Thus we lost a series to a weaker team because of it. Here are your Padres links for today:
Submit articles and follow me on twitter Follow @M_RennickBig days from Headley, Amarista not enough
"The Padres pounded out 20 hits but fell to the Rockies in the final game of their three-game series, an 11-10 setback before a crowd of 30,678 that likely had trouble keeping up with the dizzying swings of leads and momentum."Kelly regroups after giving up 7 runs in the third
- Union Tribune
"That’s right, the rookie right-hander wasn’t pulled after the horrific third inning. He pitched another 2 2/3 innings – retiring seven straight Rockies at one point."Padres look forward to facing former teammate Gonzalez
"Two years removed from a trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox, the Padres have to get used to seeing their former star back in the NL West, now as the first baseman for the rival Los Angeles Dodgers."Andrew Cashner to join six man rotation
- NBC Sports
"Andrew Cashner will be added as the sixth member and should get a start sometime this week."Padres are proof that hitting is contagious
- CBS Sports
"The Padres have three of the hottest hitters in the major leagues -- third baseman Chase Headley and outfielders Will Venable and Cameron Maybin."El Paso City Council to vote on new stadium
- El Paso Inc.
"That’s when El Paso City Council is expected to consider the long-term lease of the City Hall and Insights Museum site to MountainStar Sports Group, where a baseball stadium would be built for the Triple-A El Paso Padres.
"Local man dies at Storm game due to fireworks explosion
- 10 News
"Family members told 10News 20-year-old Willy Calabrese died from injuries he suffered in Lake Elsinore at the Diamond, the minor league baseball field for the Lake Elsinore Storm."Cashner is coming back and has big chance
- Chicken Friars
"So keep a close eye on Cashner down the stretch, Friars fans. Cashner has a great deal to gain from pitching well to end the year, and hopefully he will be able to carry a strong finish in 2012 into 2013 and beyond."Padres at Dodgers series preview
- Gaslamp Ball
"The Padres have a real shot of taking all three of these games and hindering the Dodgers' play-off hopes - maybe permanently."Jeremy Nash has the recap of the Rockies series
- The Friarhood
"All good things must come to end, and the Padres streak of consecutive series won did at three when they dropped the last two games against the Rockies after winning the first."Daily Farm Round-Up: 9-2-12
- Alex Bartlett of The Friarhood
"Tucson loses a close one as Ross Ohlendorf gave up a home run to the first batter he faced in the 10th
inning. Nathan Freiman and Jason Hagerty both go yard as Robbie Erlin collects 9 strikeouts over 5 innings and the Missions win 4-3. Thanks to a valiant effort by their pitching staff, the Storm manage to win 1-0."