video thumbnail

COL@SD: Cook makes a quick throw to nab Patterson

It's out with the old and in with the new for the Padres.

On Sunday, 33-year-old Aaron Harang was placed on the disabled list with a right foot contusion and on Monday, 23-year-old Anthony Bass will be recalled from Double-A San Antonio to make his Major League debut against the Rockies at Coors Field.

"This is a tricky one," Padres manager Bud Black said, referring to Harang's injury. "We hope it resolves itself and goes away."

Between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson this season, Bass is 7-3 with a 3.41 ERA. He has struck out 63 in 68 2/3 innings.

The Trenton, Mich., native played at Wayne State University in Detroit and was the Padres fifth-round pick in 2008.

Bass is the second Padres youngster to make his debut in a week's time. First baseman Anthony Rizzo was called up on Thursday night against the Nationals and recorded three hits in the four-game series, including his first home run.

Colorado is 4-2 against San Diego this season, winning a pair of three-game series, first at Coors Field in mid-May and then at PETCO Park last week.

The Rockies send right-hander Aaron Cook to the hill for his second start of the season and first at home after returning from the 60-day DL with a fractured right ring finger.

Cook gave up three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday in San Diego, walking four (one intentional) and striking out four.

The 32-year-old Cook is 14-4 in 24 starts against the Padres in his career and sports a 2.92 ERA in 170 innings.

Padres: Rizzo makes good first impression
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.

MLB.com Comments