DENVER, CO - JUNE 29: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies grounds out but earns an RBI during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on June 29, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The Padres had a bad day in Colorado. They lost to the Rockies 10-2, and sent their starting catcher down to the minor leagues.
Colorado had just one more hit than San Diego, but managed 8 more runs. The Padres were held scoreless for the first 6 innings against Jeff Francis, one of those left-handed soft-tossers they have so much trouble with.
The 6th inning was the one that did the Padres in. Carlos Gonzalez hit an RBI triple, then came home on a throwing error by Logan Forsythe. Actually, "throwing error" doesn't fully do justice to the play.
Forsythe took a relay in shallow right field, and his throw sailed into the stands about 20 rows deep. The ball simply came out of his hand wrong, which happens from time to time, but it was a nice analogy for the whole game.
Nothing went right for San Diego on Friday.
After the game, the Padres sent catcher Nick Hundley down to Triple-A Tucson. Hundley had been struggling at the plate but was more than holding his own defensively. During Spring Training, Nick signed a contract extension that'll guarantee him $9 million through 2014.
Top catching prospect Yasmani Grandal will take Hundley's spot, making his 2nd trip to the big leagues this season.