Rizzo didn't take long to turn heads in San Diego. "I've been impressed, but it doesn't surprise me," Black said. "He has a good poise to him, he's grounded. There's a buzz about talented, young players. And we have one." Rockies: Positive patience at plate
For Rockies manager Jim Tracy, the team's back-to-back losses against the Dodgers Saturday and Sunday were signs of optimism rather than pessimism. "I did not see one at-bat get thrown away," Tracy said. "I did not see anybody offering at a bad pitch." In both games, the team was resilient in rallying with huge deficits. "I saw walks being taken when the ball wasn't being thrown over the plate, because we knew we needed traffic out there to get back in the game," he said. "That's the offensive approach that I'd like to see taken day in and day out." Worth noting
No Padres have homered off Cook. Chase Headley has the most experience off the right-hander, hitting .353 in 17 at-bats. Bass has a career 2.96 ERA in the Minor Leagues. He has struck out 304 in 364 2/3 innings.