Friday, June 13, 2008

Padres take series behind a brillant Peavy start

Padres win 9-0

Jake Peavy was back at it again, after a little vacation for his elbow, and it didn't appear he missed a beat. Peavy went 6 shutout innings in his first start in about a month, giving up only 3 hits, walking nobody and striking out 4. He was in control from the moment he stepped on the mound, and it actually seemed like he was relying less on overpowering guys, and more on the "pitching" aspect of the game. He used his entire arsenal, and a # of batters were unhappy to see his change up screw them into the ground. He kept guys off balance, and guessing, while keeping his pitch count well in check at 72, while throwing 52 of those for strikes.

In the 1st inning the Padres gave Jake quite a bit of breathing room topped off by back to back jacks from from Brian Giles and AGon, and when the dust settled the Padres had put up a 5 spot in the first.

Giles sent a Kuroda pitch with 2 on, over the Rt/Cf wall for a 3 run shot, and then AGon deposited his 18th of the season into the LF seats sending the crowd of 36,000+ on a getaway day into a frenzy. The BEAT LA chants began and stopped only after the final pitch.

Gerut & Edgar Gonzalez also got into the action continuing their torrid pace and each logging another multi-hit game. EGon has his BA up to .322, and is continuing to show he belongs playing at this level. While Jody Gerut has his BA up to .274, and is showing that he's back and can play the OF with the best of them.

The boys are off to Cleveland now for a 3 game series, and then to the Bronx for a 1998 rematch with the Yankees. So stay tuned Friar fans......

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
San Diego
5 0 1 0 0 0 1
X 9 12 0

Play Ball !!!

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