Colorado at San Diego

San Diego
W: C. Qualls (5-5) L: R. Brothers (1-1)
HR: COL - None   SD - None

Padres 8, Rockies 3 wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- One day after the trade involving Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez, the San Diego Padres had their own distractions at the trading deadline.

After reliever Mike Adams and outfielder Ryan Ludwick were dealt in separate deals in the final hour of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Padres used a six-run eighth inning for an 8-3 win over the Rockies on Sunday.

"A tumultuous day for sure," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "It was nice to come back in the eighth with those runs. It was an emotional day for a lot of us."

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Closer Heath Bell, who was the heavy subject of trade talk for weeks, was surprised to still be in the Padres' clubhouse.

"I pretty much thought I was gone," he said. "I thought there was a small, small chance. But I was just kind of figuring where I was going."

Bell figured for days he was headed to the Texas Rangers. But it was his bullpen mate, Adams, who was dealt to the Rangers with Ludwick going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ludwick was scratched about two minutes before the start of the game and was in uniform in the dugout hugging teammates and coaches.

Jimenez, who was traded to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, was removed after pitching just the first inning Saturday night once the deal was finalized.

Bell, who is a free agent at season's end, pitched the ninth inning Sunday as the San Diego avoided a three-game sweep.

"It was nice to go 1-2-3 especially with all the stress of the last couple of weeks, with the stress of the last day or two," Bell said.

Jesus Guzman drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run off Matt Belisle in a six-run eighth inning, as the Padres rallied for an emotional win.

"I'm glad for Mike going to Texas, but it's always tough when you lose teammates," Bell said.

Bell, who has 120 saves in his three seasons as San Diego's closer, said he was glad to still be with the Padres.

"At the end of the day, this is really where I want to be," said Bell, who told general manager Jed Hoyer before the game he is open to signing a deal with a "discount."

The late Padres' rally ruined a solid outing by Colorado rookie Juan Nicasio, who struck out a career-high 10 in seven strong innings. Nicasio limited the Padres to two runs, one unearned run, on five hits and walked one.

"Unfortunately, we let them hang around and we didn't get it done on the mound," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said.

Chad Qualls (5-5) pitched one inning for the win.

San Diego, which lost eight of its previous 10, scored six runs in the eighth to erase Colorado's 3-2 lead.

Jason Bartlett led off with a walk against Rex Brothers (1-1), who failed to retire a batter. Chase Headley followed with a triple into the right-field gap to tie the score at 3-all. Kyle Blanks then drew a walk, bringing on Belisle, who allowed Guzman's go-ahead, RBI single.

Catcher Eliezer Alfonzo tried to pick Blanks off second base but threw the ball into center field, allowing both runners to move up. After one out, Logan Forsythe followed with a sacrifice fly, Luis Martinez had an RBI single and pinch-hitter Rob Johnson had a two-run double.

"I didn't hold up my end of the deal," Brothers said. "After that long at-bat with Bartlett, I don't know why, but the execution wasn't there."

The Rockies stranded nine runners, including leaving the bases loaded in the third inning. Alfonzo, who had two hits, stranded five runners, including three in scoring position.

Nicasio had been 0-3 with an 8.75 ERA in his first five road starts.

Tulowitzki, Ryan Spilborghs and Chris Nelson each had one RBI for the Rockies, who finished with 10 singles.

Guzman drove in his first two runs with a groundout in the fourth and a two-out double in the sixth.

Wade LeBlanc started for the Padres after being recalled from Triple-A Tucson to replace Dustin Moseley. The left-hander gave up three runs on nine hits in six innings.


The Rockies still have not swept a three-game series this season. ... Padres RF Chris Denorfia (right hamstring strain) left the game in the sixth inning. ... To correspond with the trades of Adams and Ludwick, San Diego will recall RHP Erik Hamren from Double-A San Antonio and OF Aaron Cunningham from Triple-A Tucson.

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San Diego

J. Guzman
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0

T. Tulowitzki
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0

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Attendance - 22516
Game Time - 3:00
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mike Everitt