Saturday Recap: Padres Pitching Staff A Coors Field Casualty -- Again

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The Padres pitching staff has taken a beating at Coors Field this year. There have been 11 times when an opposing team has given up nine or more runs in a game at Coors. The Padres account for five of those games. The only reprieve for the Padres pitchers was a 4-3 victory on May 11.

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AT THE PLATE

The Rockies have had 18 or more hits the last two games against the Padres. It's the 10th time in Rockies history that they have had back-to-back games of 18 or more hits.

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ON THE MOUND

Even at hitter-friendly Coors Field, pitchers have to control an opposing offense to win -- most of the time. German Marquez claimed the victory on Saturday despite allowing seven runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. It's only the fourth time in Rockies history that a pitcher allowed seven or more runs and still was credited with a win.

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FYI

After going hitless in the month of April, German Marquez has eight hits in 31 at-bats, and has driven in 10 runs. He's only the fourth pitcher in Rockies history to have a double-figure RBI total, and there are still 92 games remaining in the Rockies regular-season for Marquez to climb. Brian Bohanan (2000) and Jason Jennings (2002) are tied for second with 11 RBI in a season, and Mike Hampton set the record with 16 RBI in 2001.

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