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Padres embarrass Hernandez, crush Rockies

Aug 11, 2008 - 12:42 AM By Brady Delander PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Colorado Rockies thought signing former World Series Most Valuable Player Livan Hernandez off waivers was just the thing the club needed for another playoff run. Hernandez's first outing, and Colorado's performance during its recent homestand, told another story.

Kevin Kouzmanoff, Jody Gerut and Brian Giles all hit home runs in a seven-run third inning as the San Diego Padres walked all over newly acquired Hernandez and the fading Rockies for a 16-7 victory on Sunday.

"(Livan) is a good control pitcher, but he didn't have the control like he usually does," Giles said. "When he did leave anything over the middle, we did some damage."

Giles finished with four hits, four runs and four RBI, Gerut collected another three hits and three RBI and Kouzmanoff added three hits and two RBI.

Not to be outdone, Luke Carlin hit a homer and drove in three runs and Adrian Gonzalez had four hits and scored three runs to help the Padres take two of three games at Coors Field.

"To have a big homestand and get beaten by two teams we feel we should play better than is tough to take," Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said.

All eight of the Padres position players finished with at least one hit and one run scored as San Diego posted a season high in runs scored. Justin Hampson (1-1) picked up the win with three scoreless innings of relief.

The Rockies did not get the kind of outing they had hoped for when they picked up Hernandez off waivers last week.

"He wasn't able to throw quality strikes on either edge of the plate. Those balls were hit hard," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said.

Making his first appearance for Colorado, Hernandez (0-1) gave up nine runs and seven hits and walked four in 2 2/3 innings. He allowed four hits - two singles and two run-scoring doubles - before recording an out in the first inning and left the game following Gerut's three-run homer in the third.

"I left a lot of pitches over the top of the plate. I'm better than that. I know that," Hernandez said.

Colorado trailed, 11-0, after three innings. Despite the lead, Padres starter Chris Young would not last long enough to figure in the decision.

The Rockies jumped all over Young and back into the game, putting up seven runs of in the fourth. Cory Sullivan hit a two-run triple and Brad Hawpe drove in three more runs with a two-out homer to make it 11-7, ending Young's day.

But San Diego's bullpen did its job, and Carlin hit a three-run blast in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach.

"I'm a quick enough study to know that the more runs you get here at this park the better you are," Padres manager Bud Black said.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 4 0 7 0 0 3 1 0 1 16 20 0
    COLORADO 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 14 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - CHRIS YOUNG, JUSTIN HAMPSON (5TH), WILFREDO LEDEZMA (8TH) AND
    LUKE CARLIN
    COL - LIVAN HERNANDEZ, JASON GRILLI (3RD), MATT HERGES
    (5TH), MANNY CORPAS (7TH), T

    Aug 10 6:43 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO CHASE HEADLEY SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C HEADLEY ON FIRST, K KOUZMANOFF ON SECOND,
    A GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 16
    COLORADO 7 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E GONZALEZ (.284, 1-FOR-4, BB)

    Padres 16, Rockies 7  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 10 6:21 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ SCORED BRIAN GILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A GONZALEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 15
    COLORADO 7 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.280, 2-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

    Padres 15, Rockies 7  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 10 5:35 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY LUKE CARLIN (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF MATT HERGES SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ AND CHASE HEADLEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 14, COLORADO 7
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J HAMPSON (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres 14, Rockies 7  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 10 5:17 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY BRAD HAWPE (18) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF CHRIS YOUNG SCORED CORY SULLIVAN AND MATT HOLLIDAY.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 11, COLORADO 7
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.302, 1-FOR-2)

    Padres 11, Rockies 7  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 10 4:44 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CORY SULLIVAN SCORED TROY TULOWITZKI AND WILLY
    TAVERAS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C SULLIVAN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 11
    COLORADO 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.349, 2-FOR-2)

    Padres 11, Rockies 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 10 4:40 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY YORVIT TORREALBA SCORED IAN STEWART.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T TULOWITZKI ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 11
    COLORADO 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: J GRILLI (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Padres 11, Rockies 2  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 10 4:34 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IAN STEWART SCORED GARRETT ATKINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I STEWART ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 11
    COLORADO 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.241, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 11, Rockies 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 10 4:31 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRIAN GILES (8) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JASON GRILLI SCORED LUIS RODRIGUEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 11, COLORADO 0
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.277, 1-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Padres 11, Rockies 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 10 4:05 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JODY GERUT (11) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF LIVAN HERNANDEZ SCORED EDGAR GONZALEZ AND LUKE
    CARLIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 9, COLORADO 0
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: L RODRIGUEZ (.242, 1-FOR-2)

    Padres 9, Rockies 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 10 4:00 PM
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    roots
    McTool Added 5 roots

    Padres 4, Rockies 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 10 3:49 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF (17) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 0 OUT IN THE 3RD OFF LIVAN HERNANDEZ SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 6, COLORADO 0
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C HEADLEY (.256, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Padres 6, Rockies 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 10 3:49 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 4 4 5 0
    COLORADO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - CHRIS YOUNG
    COL - LIVAN HERNANDEZ

    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: O QUINTANILLA (.257, 1 HR, 14 RBI)
    C SULLIVAN (.150, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    M HOLLIDAY (.346, 22

    Padres 4, Rockies 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 10 3:19 PM