June 8th, 2011

Lineup 6/8 vs. COL

Don’t mind the typo. Cantu is playing at first today. Hundley back in the lineup:

Series talk

The Padres take on the Rockies today in the finale of a three-game series with RHP Dustin Moseley facing RHP Aaron Cook. Moseley is coming off four straight starts in which he has allowed two or fewer earned runs, posting a 2.22 ERA (6 ER/24.1 IP) over that stretch.

With a win this afternoon, the Padres would take the series from Colorado, giving them their fourth straight series win (previously WSH, ATL, HOU). In addition, it would be their third straight series win over the Rockies dating back to last year. In franchise history, the Padres have only taken three straight series from the Rockies on two other occasions:

9/4-6/06 – three game sweep; 4/6-8/07 – won two of three; 4/20-22/07 – won two of three

7/10-13/97 – won three of four; 9/17-18/97 – two game sweep; 7/3-5/98 – three game sweep; 7/13-15/98 – won two of three

Minor League Awards for May

The Padres today announced their minor league award winners for the month of May:

Offensive Player of the Month: Lake Elsinore Storm INF Jedd Gyorko 

Pitcher of the Month: Ft. Wayne TinCaps RHP Zach Cates 

Base Runner of the Month:  Ft. Wayne TinCaps OF Rymer Liriano

Defensive Player of the Month: Lake Elsinore Storm INF Jeudy Valdez