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Struggling Hernandez takes the hill for Rockies

Sep 17, 2008 - 10:09 AM San Diego (58-94) at Colorado (69-83) 3:05 p.m. EDT

DENVER (Ticker) -- After Colorado's pitching staff was rocked in the series opener, the Rockies' hitters returned the favor on Tuesday.

Righthander Livan Hernandez hopes to receive the same run support - which he may need - Wednesday when he meets the San Diego Padres.

Colorado dropped the opener, 11-5, before Chris Iannetta and Jeff Baker fueled a 10-2 rout with a grand slam and three-run blast, respectively.

Hernandez (1-3, 9.85 ERA) will be making his seventh start with Colorado since he was let go by the Minnesota Twins.

The righthander, who has eight strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings with Colorado, has not pitched well for the Rockies. Hernandez has failed to go past five innings in three of his starts and the 33-year-old gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings against Atlanta on September 10.

The Padres will counter with rookie righthander Josh Geer (2-0, 3.18), who will make his fourth career start. The 25-year-old pitched a season-high seven innings on Thursday, giving up two runs in a victory against San Francisco.






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    Padres 0, Rockies 1  FinalSep 17 6:57 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    COLORADO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 1 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - JOSH GEER, JUSTIN HAMPSON (6TH), MICHAEL EKSTROM (6TH), MIKE
    ADAMS (7TH), HEATH BELL (8TH) AND NICK HUNDLEY
    COL - LIVAN HERNANDEZ, GLENDON RUSCH (6TH), RYAN S

    Sep 17 5:41 PM
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    Padres 0, Rockies 1  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 17 5:04 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOE KOSHANSKY (3) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JOSH GEER.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 0, COLORADO 1
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C IANNETTA (.271, 1-FOR-1)

    Padres 0, Rockies 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsSep 17 4:11 PM
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