Center fielder Dexter Fowler went 1-for-5 in Wednesday's loss, with his lone hit a leadoff homer. Fowler is batting .425 with four runs scored in his last 10 games, with seven of those contests multi-hit efforts. Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has hit safely in each of the six games since the All-Star break, and on Wednesday hit his first homer in 93 at-bats. Padres: Cabrera's aggressive baserunning paying off
Everth Cabrera's most memorable stolen base came on Saturday, when he swiped home in the ninth inning to tie the game. He's been solid on the basepaths the rest of the season, too, going 17-for-17, the longest streak of success to start a season in team history. "He's fearless," first-base coach Dave Roberts said. "When baserunners are aggressive and fearless, they let their abilities and instincts take over. When people are tentative, they don't get as good of jumps because they're afraid to make a mistake." The infielder's speed and instincts have been crucial to his success, but so has some extra work off the diamond. "I'm happy about it because I've been working for this moment last year and in Spring Training," Cabrera said. "Studying and thinking about the pitcher and what they do when they go to home plate, when they pick their foot up, when they go to first. I think that's partly why (I've been so successful)." The Padres announced Wednesday that their Aug. 18 game against San Francisco will begin at 5:35 p.m. PT because it wasn't selected to be a national broadcast. FOX Sports San Diego will broadcast the game locally. Worth noting
Pomeranz has the lowest average against (.223) among all Rockies pitchers with at least 10 innings pitched. With a lead-off double in the first inning on Thursday, Alexi Amarista extended his hitting streak to eight games. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.