September 21st, 2011

Strong finish on the road

The Padres completed the three-game sweep of the Rockies this afternoon with a 4-0 win in Denver. The sweep was the Padres fifth of the year, third on the road and first since taking a four-game set from the Marlins in August.

Over the three games in Colorado, the Padres pitching staff dominated the Rockies bats. The Friars allowed just three runs over the series, silencing the Colorado offense to the tune of 14-for-92 (.152) at the plate, including Monday’s one-hitter. The win is the Padres fifth in their last six games, giving them some momentum as they head home for six games to finish the season.

Allowing three runs over a three-game series at Coors Field is an impressive feat. So impressive, in fact, that no team has ever held the Rockies to three-or-fewer runs in a series of at least three games. The Rockies have been limited to four runs in a three-game series at home twice (2005 and 2008).

Bass for the sweep

Anthony Bass takes the hill today, making his second career start as the Padres look to complete a three-game sweep of the Rockies and grab their fifth win in the last six games. Bass’ first career start came in his Major League debut on June 13, also at Colorado. In that game, he tossed 5.0 innings of one-run ball to pick up the win.

This afternoon’s game also marks the final road game of the season, with the team coming home for a six-game homestand (9/23-28) to wrap up the 2011 campaign. The Padres are 35-45 away from home this year.

Lineup 9/21 at COL