Tuesday April 7, 2009
The San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 tonight at Petco Park.
Starter Chris Young went 6 strong innings giving up 5 hits and 2 runs while throwing 66 strikes in 97 pitches.
Former Padre Randy Wolf started the game for the Dodgers and gave up all 4 runs in 5.1 innings.
Kevin Kouzmanoff lead off the hitting for the Padres with a triple in the second inning and scored 2 runs on 2 hits. Chase Headley doubled down the 3rd base line in the 6th inning, driving in Adrian Gonzalez and Kouzmanoff.
The Padres bullpen had another nice outing, with 3 scoreless innings. So far in 2009 the bullpen has 5 scoreless innings pitched and just 2 hits given up.
Edwin Moreno made his first major league appearance tonight and after walking two, struck out Orlando Hudson and got Manny Ramirez to pop out to end the threat in the 7th.
Former Dodger and Met Duaner Sanchez followed with a 1-2-3 8th.
Heath Bell struck out the side with a walk to get his 3rd career save. Just 549 more to go to become the Padres all time saves leader.
So a good all around pitching effort combined with timely hitting yields the first win of the year for the Padres.
Can they make it 2 of 3 with Walter Silva on the mound tomorrow?