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Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by rexy2006, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. rexy2006

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    Big inning, bullpen boost Padres
    05/03/2007 12:55 AM ET By Corey Brock / MLB.com

    SAN DIEGO -- The Padres were shorthanded Wednesday, but certainly not short on runs, as they scored five in the fourth inning en route to a 7-3 victory over the Nationals at PETCO Park.


    The news wasn't all good for the Padres, though, as pitcher Clay Hensley left the game in the third inning after straining his right groin.

    Hensley broke from the mound to cover first base on a foul ball hit toward the right side by Washington leadoff hitter Felipe Lopez.

    Hensley tried to stay in the game, taking a warmup pitch before wincing in pain. He then left the game and was replaced by Doug Brocail.

    It's not known if the right-hander will make his next scheduled start Tuesday in Atlanta.

    The Padres (15-13) enjoyed their big inning Wednesday at the expense of Nationals starter Matt Chico (2-3).
    San Diego scored its runs in the fourth on a Khalil Greene RBI triple, a Geoff Blum RBI bloop single, a Kevin Kouzmanoff sacrifice fly and a two-run double by Marcus Giles.

    Adrian Gonzalez added a home run, his eighth, in the eighth inning. Pinch-hitter Terrmel Sledge later had an RBI double in the frame.

    The Nationals (9-19) scored a run in the first inning on Ryan Church's single and then two more in the seventh inning on Kory Casto's double.
    Brocail, the pitcher who followed Hensley, tossed two scoreless innings to improve to 2-0 this season.
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    During the post-game conference, Bud Black said it doesnt look good. It looks like Clay Hensley is off to the DL.:tdown:

    Tim Stauffer is on the DL at Portland. Mike Thompson has been pitching badly since returning to Portland. We're guessing they will call up Justin Germano.
     
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    Any more word on this?? :icon_eek: :icon_shrug: :icon_huh:
     
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    Hensley update

    The Padres were awaiting the results of the MRI on pitcher Clay Hensley before determining his status.
    But the right-handed starter will likely be put on the 15-day disabled list today before the Padres open a seven-game trip in Florida.
    The Padres will probably add a relief pitcher before adding a starting pitcher – most likely Portland right-hander Justin Germano – early next week to replace Hensley.
    Wednesday's game marked the second time in four games and the fifth time this season that the bullpen worked at least six innings in a game. Five relievers worked a total of seven innings Wednesday and five totaled 12 innings in Sunday's 17-inning loss to the Dodgers.
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    The relief pitcher mentioned was lefty Justin Hampson. He was added today.
     
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    THEN, there's this little rumor:

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    By Bill Center
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    May 3, 2007

    Could Brian Lawrence(aka BLAW) be returning to the Padres?
    The right-handed sinker-baller is available and the Padres have apparently lost minor league pitcher Cesar Carrillo for the remainder of the season.

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    Lawrence, who missed all of the 2006 season following shoulder surgery, was released this week by the Colorado Rockies and the Padres are contemplating offering him a minor-league contract.
    “I talked to Grady (Fuson, the Padres' vice president of scouting and player development) about B-Law,” said Towers. “It would give us depth in starting pitching at Portland.”

    When asked about Lawrence, Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley said: “I like Brian. He gets outs.”

    Lawrence last night said he would prefer to sign on to a major league roster. “I have to see what's out there, but I'd always be interested in returning to the Padres,” he said.

    Lawrence, who turns 31 on May 14, was 49-61 with a 4.10 ERA in four seasons with the Padres through 2005. He was traded to Washington after the 2005 season for third baseman Vinny Castilla.

    Lawrence suffered damage to the labrum and rotator cuff of his right shoulder during his first bullpen session of spring training in 2006 and underwent surgery. He signed with Colorado last winter.

    “The shoulder really feels good,” said Lawrence. “I just need to pitch. I know I'll get a shot.”
    In addition to the Padres, Baltimore, the New York Mets, Detroit and Seattle have expressed interest in Lawrence.
     
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    I've wondered about this :icon_eek: :yes: :tup:
     
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    Peavy Ks at least 10 in third straight

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    MIAMI (AP) - Jake Peavy allowed one hit in seven innings and struck out 10 to lead the San Diego Padres over the Florida Marlins 3-1 Sunday.

    <!-- FOXBITE -->Peavy no-hit Florida until Dan Uggla tripled with one out in the sixth to drive home an unearned run. Peavy then struck out Miguel Cabrera and Mike Jacobs to preserve a one-run lead.
    Cabrera, Jacobs and Joe Borchard each struck out three times against Peavy. Cabrera finished 0-for-4 to snap a 10-game hitting streak.

    Peavy (4-1), who lowered his ERA to 1.75, began the day leading the NL in strikeouts with 46. He has 36 over 21 innings in his last three starts.

    Cla Meredith allowed an infield single by Uggla in the eighth, and Trevor Hoffman closed out the two-hitter with a perfect ninth for his 490th career save, adding to his major league record. He's 8-for-10 in save chances this year.

    Scott Olsen (3-2) allowed two runs, one unearned, in 6 2-3 innings for the Marlins, who gave up four unearned runs in a 7-6 loss to San Diego in 12 innings Saturday.

    The run off Peavy also was unearned. With one out in the sixth, Hanley Ramirez hit a sharp one-hopper to third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, who made a good pickup but then threw high to first for an error.

    Ramirez scored when Uggla tripled on a 1-1 count — Peavy's 85th pitch. Center fielder Mike Cameron sprinted to his left chasing the fly, but it landed a couple of strides away and bounced past.

    Peavy held up well in the 86-degree sunshine. He walked two, hit one with a pitch and departed after throwing 106 pitches.
    He was facing an offense that came into the game leading the NL in runs - but also leading the majors in strikeouts. As a tribute to Peavy's domination, three Marlins squared to bunt trying to break up the no-hitter. None put the ball in play.

    San Diego's Marcus Giles led off the game with a single and scored on a double by Jose Cruz Jr. Giles had two hits to improve to 6-for-8 lifetime against Olsen.

    The Padres scratched out their unearned run in the fourth. Ramirez's throwing error allowed Khalil Greene to reach leading off. Following a walk, a double play and another walk, Olsen threw a wild pitch with Peavy at the plate, allowing Greene to score for a 2-0 lead.

    Terrmel Sledge doubled home a run in the ninth.
    Notes: Cabrera is 2-for-14 against Peavy with seven strikeouts. ... Peavy lowered his road ERA to 0.33 in four starts.
     
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    :icon_eek: That's jes freakin insane!! :yes: :tup:
     
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    I may be in town for the Frisco series 14-16 September, but the NFL scheduling gods weren't as kind :icon_eek: :icon_sad: :tdown:
     
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    Branyan, Peavy lift Padres past Cards

    Branyan, Peavy lift Padres past Cards

    05/12/2007 2:28 AM ET
    By Corey Brock / MLB.com

    SAN DIEGO -- The Padres' ongoing pursuit for more offensive firepower may have well led them to the one hitter who's been right under their noses all along -- Russell Branyan.


    After taking a backseat to struggling rookie third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff -- a player in whom the Padres have much invested -- Branyan might be headed for more playing time after the power display he put on Friday.

    Branyan socked two home runs, covering a combined 746 feet, to help the Padres snap a three-game skid as San Diego rolled over the defending World Series champion Cardinals, 7-0, before a crowd of 38,901 at PETCO Park.

    And while many of those fans were likely more delighted by the pitching of Jake Peavy, who improved to 5-1 and lowered his ERA to a scant 1.52 with seven scoreless innings, the Padres themselves probably found equal delight in Branyan's prodigious bat.

    And, well, probably a little relieved as well.

    After losing three consecutive games in Atlanta by a combined four runs, the Padres (19-17) arrived home late Thursday in search of a better offensive effort, and not just on Friday, but for the foreseeable future.

    Branyan gave the Padres immediate returns with a two-run, opposite-field home run off Kip Wells (1-7) in the second inning to stake Peavy to an early lead and then provided a fitting end to a blissful night of offense by mashing another two-run home run, this one a mammoth blast over the center-field fence.

    "He has got tremendous pop," right fielder Brian Giles said. "When he gets the bat on the ball, he's one of those players that can change games."

    The Padres might well have other players capable of changing games with a swing of the bat, though it certainly hasn't happened much before Friday. San Diego entered the game with a .240 team batting average. Among National League teams, only Pittsburgh (.236) and Washington (.227) fared worse.

    Could Branyan be the guy to help ignite the Padres' offense? The Padres aren't saying for sure. They feel as though Kouzmanoff is their third baseman of the future, although he is hitting just .115 in 87 at-bats with one home run and nine RBIs.

    Branyan, on the other hand, is hitting .278 with three home runs and eight RBIs and he has done it in 51 fewer at-bats.
    "The way that Russell will be used will be dependant on how he is swinging," manager Bud Black said. "He's capable of doing things like he did tonight. Russell will get his starts."

    But just how many and, a better question might be how often will those starts come? For his part, Branyan took the diplomatic route after the game, saying all the right things. He did acknowledge something the Padres knew already -- he plays better when he's playing consistently.

    Branyan has always offered prodigious power -- 114 career home runs for five different teams. However, his high strikeout totals and career .231 batting average have kept him from getting more than 300 at-bats in one season since 2002.

    "I would like to see it, but I understand the situation here," Branyan said. "We have got a young player here who looks promising, who's getting his feet wet. But if Bud wants to run me out there, I'm ready for the task."

    As was Peavy (5-1), who allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 to become the first pitcher in franchise history to strike out 10 or more batters over four consecutive starts. He also became the first pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to record 10 strikeouts in four straight games without pitching more than seven innings in any of them.

    In this blissful four-game run, Peavy has a 0.96 ERA with 46 strikeouts over 28 innings with just 12 hits allowed. Peavy is looking every bit as dominant as he did in three years ago when he won the National League ERA title (2.27).

    "More of the same," Black said of Peavy. "Tonight, I thought that even though he fell behind in some counts ... he had the ability to get back in the count and get some outs."

    Really, about the only downer on Friday for the Padres was when Marcus Giles left the game in the eighth inning after the pain in his back -- the Padres are calling it a muscle strain -- became more than a simple inconvenience. The team will evaluate the injury Saturday, though he does not expect to miss much time. "It's like someone stuck a pocket knife in my lower back," Giles said. "Running is the worst. The more steps I take, the worse and worse it is."
     
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    San Diego 3, St. Louis 0

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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>May 13, 2007
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    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Justin Germano wants to show he belongs with the San Diego Padres.
    Germano allowed three hits in seven innings for his first major league win in three years, leading the San Diego Padres over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Sunday.

    "I don't want to be the guy who goes up and down from the minors to the majors and back again," Germano said. "I want to prove that I belong up here to stay."

    Germano (1-0), a sinkerballer brought up from Triple-A Portland on May 7, struck out three and walked none in his seventh major league start, his second this season. The 24-year-old right-hander's only other major league win came in his debut with the Padres, on May 22, 2004, at Philadelphia.
    Last Tuesday at Atlanta, Germano pitched six innings and left with a 2-1 lead but the bullpen blew it in a 4-2 loss. Germano, who spent last year with Cincinnati, has a 2-3 major league record.


    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>"He backed up a very good game in Atlanta with an even better one today," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "He located his fastball with movement. He really had them off balance."


    Taking the turn of injured starter Clay Hensley, Germano retired his first 13 batters before Scott Rolen's single with one out in the fifth. He worked out of his only jam after pinch-hitter Ryan Ludwick and Adam Kennedy had back-to-back singles with two outs in the sixth. Germano retired Chris Duncan on an inning-ending flyout.
    "The biggest difference for me is I have a more aggressive attitude," Germano said. "The other times up, I was a little timid, and that isn't how I pitched in the minor leagues."

    St. Louis was shut out for a major league high sixth time. The Cardinals were blanked for the fourth time in 10 games and the second time in the series -- St. Louis had five runs and 13 hits in the three games.

    "He's one of those pitchers you hope to face when you come to the yard," Aaron Miles said. "You've got to take your approach against him. Obviously, we didn't do that."
    Scott Linebrink and Trevor Hoffman finished the three-hitter, with Hoffman pitching the ninth for his 492nd save, his 10th in 12 chances this year.

    Anthony Reyes (0-6) allowed three runs, five hits and three walks in five innings. He has lost seven straight regular-season decisions dating to last season -- but did win the World Series opener against Detroit.

    St. Louis has scored just eight runs in Reyes' seven starts this season.

    "The team isn't taking care of him well," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "We've got to do a better job for Anthony. It's embarrassing."

    San Diego took a 2-0 lead in the first when Marcus Giles led off with a walk, Jose Cruz Jr. doubled, Brian Giles hit a run-scoring groundout and Adrian Gonzalez followed with an RBI single.
    Reyes balked home a run in the fifth after Marcus Giles walked and Cruz singled him to third.

    <SMALL>Notes</SMALL>
    Following the Cardinals' 5-0 win on Saturday night, and a 7-0 San Diego victory on Friday night, Sunday's shutout marked the first time there have been three shutouts in a three-game series in San Diego since June 8-10, 1976, against the New York Mets. ... Reyes' last regular-season win was Sept. 3 over Pittsburgh. ... Marcus Giles returned to San Diego's lineup after missing Saturday night's game with a strained oblique muscle.
    Updated on Sunday, May 13, 2007 8:10 pm EDT
     
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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=yspscbrdbg height=18>NL West Standings</TD></TR><TR><TD class=ysptblbdr2><TABLE class=yspwhitebg cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=ysptblthbody1><TD width="48%" height=18><SPACER type="block" width="1" height="1"></TD><TD class=yspdetailttl align=right width="13%">W</TD><TD class=yspdetailttl align=right width="13%">L</TD><TD class=yspdetailttl align=right width="13%">Pct</TD><TD class=yspdetailttl align=right width="13%">GB </TD></TR><TR><TD class=yspscores> LA Dodgers</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>25</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>16</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>.610</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>-- </TD></TR><TR><TD class=yspscores> San Diego</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>22</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>19</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>.537</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>3.0 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=yspscores> Arizona</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>22</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>20</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>.524</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>3.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=yspscores> San Francisco</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>20</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>20</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>.500</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>4.5 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=yspscores> Colorado</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>17</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>24</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>.415</TD><TD class=yspscores align=right>8.0 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
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    Excerpt from today's UT-

    How they won, compiled by tom krasovic and bill center

    Heard it at the game: “Khalil Greene is an outstanding defensive shortstop. But he does it in a way that goes unnoticed. He unfairly hasn't gotten the national exposure he deserves.” – Bud Black

    in the third ...

    Ichiro Suzuki stole second base and third after walking with two outs, then scored on Jose Vidro's broken-bat single, a blooper that went off Khalil Greene's glove. When Raul Ibañez followed with a single, pitcher Chris Young searched for the escape hatch. He found it against Richie Sexson, who couldn't catch up with Young's fastball and struck out.

    THE TURNING POINT

    in the fourth ...

    The Padres took advantage when third baseman Adrian Beltre raised up prematurely on Greene's ground ball, a fielding error that likely denied the Mariners one out and possibly a double play. Mike Cameron singled off Beltre's glove, tying the game. Josh Bard drew an eight-pitch walk to load the bases. Still, after striking out Russell Branyan, Miguel Batista was one out from escaping. Driving a low fastball to the right-field corner, Kevin Kouzmanoff doubled in Greene and Cameron.

    in the seventh ...

    Batista was tiring, sailing fastballs above the strike zone, and Kouzmanoff parlayed three consecutive two-strike balls into a leadoff walk. Two outs later, with Jose Cruz Jr. on second base, Brian Giles drew left-handed reliever George Sherrill. Giles sent a high 0-2 pitch to left field for an RBI double.

    in the eighth ...

    The Padres dug into the pastry cart, rolled out by reliever Chris Reitsma. Three consecutive hits brought in one run and brought up Branyan, who as the designated hitter was 0-for-3 until Reitsma gave him a cookie. Branyan hit it out to deep right-center, his third hit in six at-bats against Reitsma.

    BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

    Bud Black spent most of his playing career and all of his coaching career in the American League.

    But the Padres' rookie manager has taken quickly to the National League style of play.

    “I enjoy the American League,” Black said yesterday before the Padres' first interleague game of 2007. “But I really like the National League game.

    “The daily use of the 25-man roster is a good thing, especially for the players. I just think the bench players in the National League prepare more for double switches and pinch hitting. It's good for the bullpen, too.”

    Black said playing an AL team, particularly the Mariners, doesn't present that many problems.

    “We saw quite a bit of our next-door neighbors during spring training (in Peoria, Ariz.),” said Black. “We know them and they know us. I don't think there are that many surprises.”

    KEY FACTORS

    Player of the game: Chris Young. Getting the Padres off to a good start, he retired six of seven leadoff hitters, consistently threw first-pitch strikes and handed a 4-1 lead to reliever Heath Bell, who retired Ichiro Suzuki to ensure that Young's ERA would go below 3.00.

    Offense: The Padres got a hit from every hitter in the starting lineup. The Nos. 1-6 hitters each hit a double.

    Defense: Adrian Beltre's failure to catch a glove-side grounder turned the game toward the Padres, who ran with it. Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima twice threw out Marcus Giles attempting to steal second base.
    WHO'S HOT

    Kevin Kouzmanoff and Mike Cameron: Of late, Kouzmanoff has swung hard at nearly every first pitch and made it pay off later in the at-bat, doing so last night as the No. 9 hitter. One game after Kouzmanoff and Cameron combined on all three scoring sequences in a win over the Reds, they each had an RBI hit in the game-turning fourth.

    Padres No. 8 hitters: Russell Branyan became the team's fourth No. 8 hitter to hit a home run. Overall, Padres No. 8 hitters have five home runs, second only to the Mets in the National League. The Rockies and Astros have yet to get a home run from a No. 8 hitter. Padres No. 8 hitters have 22 RBI.
    WHO'S NOT

    The Mariners: They have spent about $110 million on their roster, which is about $52 million more than the Padres spent on theirs. But once again, the Mariners are getting a weak return on their investment.

    Richie Sexson: Sexson, whose salary is $15.5 million, is batting under .170 with runners in scoring position and drawing boos from Mariners fans. Sexson struck out three times last night. On the third, he took a fastball right down the middle.
    TEAM TRENDS

    The Padres won their fourth consecutive series opener. For the fourth time in seven games, they won by at least three runs. They ended their road losing streak at three.
    BY THE NUMBERS

    7 Double for the Padres, a season high.

    1 Number of earned runs allowed last night by Seattle starter Miguel Batista.

    4 Steals for the Mariners, three of them by Ichiro Suzuki.

    11 Ichiro's hitting streak (in games).

    2 Times Marcus Giles was thrown out trying to steal.

    3 Consecutive losses for the Mariners.
     
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    Peavy win sixth with support of 4 homers

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    Mike Cameron can't help grinning after hitting his second homer Tuesday night in support of Jake Peavy, who allowed one run in six solid innings, and got backing from four homers in the Padres' 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.


    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>SAN DIEGO – Jake Peavy allowed one run in six solid innings, and Mike Cameron hit two of San Diego's four homers in the Padres' 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Peavy (6-1) held the Cubs to four hits and struck out six as he moved into a tie for the NL lead in wins and lowered his league-leading ERA to 1.63.

    Kevin Kouzmanoff and Adrian Gonzalez also homered for the Padres, who hit as many as four homers for the fifth time since Petco Park opened in 2004. All four came against Rich Hill (4-4), who has lost four of five decisions since opening the season 3-0.

    Peavy retired his final nine batters he faced, but came out after throwing 98 pitches – 30 of those coming in the first inning, when Chicago scored its only run. Trevor Hoffman got two outs for his 12th save, and 494th of his career.

    Alfonso Soriano, batting leadoff for the first time since May 13, opened the game with a walk and scored on Cliff Floyd's two-out RBI single to center.

    The Padres came right back and tied it on Gonzalez's RBI single in their half of the first.

    Only two Chicago batters reached base in Peavy's final five innings: Cesar Izturis singled in the second inning, and Floyd led off the fourth with a double.

    Kouzmanoff led off the second with an opposite-field home run to right to put San Diego ahead 2-1.

    Cameron and Gonzalez started the bottom of the third with back-to-back homers. Cameron homered again in his next at-bat, a solo shot with one out in the fifth that made it 5-1.
    Hill lasted six innings and allowed five runs, six hits and two walks. He struck out a season-high eight.

    Chicago loaded the bases with two outs against Heath Bell in the seventh, but the inning ended on Ryan Theriot's groundout. The Cubs, who have lost four or their past six games, also put two runners on against Cla Meredith in the eighth and were unable to score.

    Notes: Cameron had his first multiple-homer game since July 29, 2004, at Montreal while playing for the New York Mets. He has 11 multihomer games, including a four-homer game May 2, 2002, at the Chicago White Sox while with Seattle. ... The Padres' last four-homer game at home came Aug. 16, 2006, a 7-5 loss in 13 innings against San Francisco. ... San Diego has won nine of its last 10 against Chicago, including two of three this year and all seven meetings last season.
     
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    Kouzmanoff HR enough for Wells as Pads nip Cubs


    Padres 2, Cubs 1

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a two-run homer and David Wells allowed one run in seven innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

    Kouzmanoff hit a 2-0 pitch from Sean Marshall (0-1) an estimated 438 feet into the second deck in left-center field to put San Diego ahead 2-1 in the seventh inning.

    Kouzmanoff homered for the second straight game and continued his hot streak in May. The rookie third baseman has lifted his average over .200 with 10 hits in his last 19 at-bats during a six-game hitting streak with two homers and eight RBIs.

    Wells (2-2) allowed five hits as he won his first game since April 24. He walked two and struck out five.

    Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth inning for his 13th save in 15 chances and career No. 495 for the all-time save leader. He got Jacque Jones to line out to right field with a man on third to end it.

    Marshall lost in his first start of the season for Chicago, allowing two runs on four hits in seven innings. Marshall, recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, struck out eight and walked two.

    Marshall limited the Padres to two singles heading into the seventh before he gave up a one-out single to Jose Cruz Jr. The left-hander then hung a curveball to Kouzmanoff.

    Kouzmanoff, who struggled in the first five weeks of the season after being acquired in an offseason trade with Cleveland, has raised his average from .108 to .202 since May 10.

    Wells escaped a big jam in the seventh when he issued consecutive one-out walks and gave up bloop single to Mark DeRosa that loaded the bases. The left-hander then got Cesar Izturis on an inning-ending double play grounder.

    DeRosa, who was 4-for-4, put the Cubs ahead 1-0 in the second with a two-out RBI double that scored Matt Murton, who singled.


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    Chicago 1B Derrek Lee is 0-for-8 with a walk in his first two games since he returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday night. ... San Diego has won 10 of its last 11 games against the Cubs, dating back to last year.
     
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    Kouz Powers Padres to Victory/Giles to go on DL

    Kouzmanoff powers Padres to victory

    05/26/2007 4:21 AM ET
    By Elizabeth M. Botello / MLB.com

    SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Kouzmanoff belted the Padres' first grand slam of the season as San Diego raced to a big lead and hung on for an 8-6 win over the Brewers on Friday night at PETCO Park.
    Kouzmanoff's blast off Milwaukee starter Dave Bush highlighted a five-run fifth inning and gave the Padres a seemingly insurmountable 7-0 lead. But they had some nervous moments after the Brewers rallied, with Scott Linebrink getting his first save of the season, as Trevor Hoffman was sidelined with what the team called a "cranky arm."

    "I got it pretty good, but it was a low line-drive," Kouzmanoff said of his grand slam.

    The third baseman drove in Mike Cameron, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Bard. All three waited for Kouzmanoff to join them at home plate, where they greeted him with pats on the helmet.
    "It's good to see four runs cross the plate with one swing of the bat," said manager Bud Black. "He jumped on that first pitch and hammered it out."

    "It feels good," Kouzmanoff said of his grand slam, the second of his career. "We are trying to do anything we can to get those guys in."

    Kouzmanoff has hit in eight consecutive games. After going 2-for-4 against the Brewers on Friday, his batting average is now .217.

    The game was eventful, especially for the 32,130 fans that came to watch the first game of the weekend series.

    This was the first meeting between the two teams this season.
    The Friars got on the board in the first inning with an RBI single from Gonzalez, whose line drive to right field drove in Jose Cruz Jr.

    Then in the second, Bard scored on a groundout by Terrmel Sledge.

    The hits didn't stop there for the Padres. Early in the fifth inning, Marcus Giles scored on an RBI single from Cameron before Kouzmanoff connected on his grand slam later in the frame.
    The Brewers (29-19) were silent for the first half of the game as the Padres monopolized them offensively.

    But finally, they answered back in the sixth with three runs and added three more in the seventh to make a game of it.
    Tony Gwynn Jr. -- the son of legendary Padre Tony Gwynn -- came into the game in the seventh and scored on Ryan Braun's double. Gwynn Jr. was playing for the Brewers as his dad looked on and watched him score from the second row behind home plate.

    J.J. Hardy did the most harm to the Padres with a two-run homer in the seventh inning.

    Greg Maddux took a shut out into the sixth before allowing three runs and departing after 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander allowed nine hits and recorded his fourth win of the season.

    Black said of Kouzmanoff: "He's had a better look in his eye. His confidence is growing. He feels good in the box and here again he looks hitter-ish.

    "When he does well, it makes you happy. This is what we think he can do. I don't think this is anything out of the norm. Hard contact, line drives, hitting the ball all over the field, showing some power and playing steady third base."

    This indeed was a team effort for the Padres as several players added production to Friday night's game.

    Gonzalez went 3-for-4, the 15th multi-hit game of the season for the slugging first baseman, which is tied for the team lead with Brian Giles.

    Marcus Giles hit a solo homer and scored two runs for the Friars.


    After the game, Black said Brian Giles, bothered by a sore right knee, will be going on the disabled list, with Paul McAnulty the likely replacement. A formal announcement will be made tomorrow.
     

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