Rockies 6, Padres 5
Ben Howard gets roughed up in Padres loss
Ben Howard gets roughed up in Padres loss

Posted Sep 20, 2003


The San Diego Padres scored three runs in the ninth inning, but fell short of the mark in a 6-5 loss to Colorado.

Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer in the second, and Pablo Osuna had a two-run single in the fourth.

Mark Kotsay homered leading off the fifth, but pinch-hitter Rene Reyes had a sacrifice fly in the sixth and Todd Helton singled in a run in the seventh to make it 6-1.

Scott Elarton (4-4) allowed one run and three hits over six innings, while Ben Howard (1-3) gave up five runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings.

The Padres closed within one in the ninth when Phil Nevin led off the inning with a home run and after a Kotsay single, Khalil Greene hit his second major league home run, and second in two games. The Padres would not come closer as Brian Fuentes got two outs for his third save in five chances.

Trevor Hoffman pitched a scoreless eighth and has yet to allow a run this season.

Notes:

Jason Bay, traded to Pittsburgh in a deal that brought Brian Giles west, hit two home runs on Friday night and tallied eight RBI’s.

Bay's eight RBI were the most by a Pirates player since Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner drove in eight against Brooklyn on June 25, 1950. Coming into the game, Bay had two homers and six RBI in 55 career at-bats -- all but eight at-bats with the Pirates. He had one homer and four RBI in his first 17 games with Pittsburgh.

Prospect watch:

Kit Pellow went 4-for-4 and caught his first major league game. Pellow made his first major league debut on Sept. 11 in St. Louis in left field.

Khalil Greene went 1-4 on the day with two RBI’s on his ninth inning homer.

Humberto Quintero went 1-2 and is hitting .294 as a major leaguer.

Todd Sears went 1-1 and scored on a balk in the eighth.

Denis Savage can be reached at safage@cox.net


Related Stories
San Diego Padres 60-92 at Colorado Rockies 69-84
 -by MadFriars.com  Sep 19, 2003
Padres Win One, 7-3
 -by MadFriars.com  Sep 19, 2003
The Friar Thermometer (9/14-9/21)
 -by MadFriars.com  Sep 22, 2003

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> MiLB &
   MLB Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from MadFriars.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
SS Khalil Greene (profile)
P Ben Howard (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Baseball > Clemson > Alumni
Baseball > San Diego
[View My HotList]