DENVER, CO - AUGUST 12: Will Venable #25 of the San Diego Padres slips out of the batter's box as rain falls during a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. A rain delay was called in the eighth inning with the Rockies leading 8-1. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
The game the Padres played against the Rockies on August 12, 2013, just might have a place in the pantheon of the worst games this franchise has ever been a part of.
They committed four errors (and a 5th that was not ruled because the official scorer may have been asleep at the time). Their starting pitcher, Edinson Volquez, gave up 8 earned runs in 4.1 innings. They only got six hits, going 0-5 with runners in scoring position.
It all led to a 14-2 loss that was made all the more miserable by a 63-minute rain delay in the 8th inning, with the Padres already down 8-1. When the inning resumed, the Rockies scored six more times, seemingly intent on prolonging San Diego's misery as long as possible.
The 14 runs are a season-high for the Rockies.
Had it not been for rookie OF Jaff (pronounced "Jeff") Decker getting his first MLB hit, a solo homer in the 7th inning, and Jedd Gyorko going 2-4 with a solo homer, it would have been a completely useless night for the Padres.
On Tuesday they send Eric Stults to the mound against Jeff Manship. The good news is, that one can't possibly end as poorly as Monday night's did.