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Chris Denorfia and the Padres are looking for answers after a disappointing road trip.
To say the Padres are limping home is an understatement. They managed only two wins against four losses in their road trip to Cincinnati and Colorado respectively. It wasn't so much that they lost both series, it was how they lost which has to have manager Bud Black concerned.
Monday's 14-2 debacle was without a doubt the worst loss for the Padres this season. They did manage a bounce back win Tuesday, but Wednesday was another frustrating day at Coors Field.
In the first inning Troy Tulowitzki hit a drive to left that Logan Forsythe got a glove on, but ultimately dropped when he crashed into the wall, which caused a run to score.
The biggest blunder happened in the sixth inning. With runners on the corners Forsythe hit a dribbler to third. Jedd Gyorko got caught in a pickle between third and home. Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba chased Gyorko back towards the third base bag and tagged him out. For a reason still unexplained Jesus Guzman tried to reach third from first as Torrealba applied the tag to Gyorko. So the Rockies catcher just went a few feet up the baseline and tagged Guzman out for a very unusual double play. The Rocikes went on to beat the Padres 4-2.
Jorge De La Rosa (12-6) got the win. Andrew Cashner (8-7), who struck out three, gave up three runs on six hits over seven innings took the loss.
The Padres open up a season-long ten game home stand Thursday against the New York Mets.