When I saw that James McDonald was pitching, I got a smile on my face in the hopes that he could pitch well again. He wasn't terrible. He just wasn't all that good. Kevin Correia, on the other hand, was fantastic.
Recent acquisition Ryan Ludwick had been just 5-28 as a Padre. He had no homers even though seven of his first eight games were played outside of Petco Park. That changed as he belted two solo homers in a Padres win.
Colorado got a lot of hits, but only a few clutch ones. Troy Tulowitzki had a two out RBI single in the 7th inning off new addition Chan Ho Park that broke a 3-3 tie. Colorado pushed two more runs across in the 9th to pull away,...
The good news is that Andrew McCutchen didn't miss a game despite being hit in the back of the neck with a pitch. He also homered in his first time up. The good news stops there as Johnny Cueto continued his mastery over the Pirates.