Padres Blanked Again, 4-0
Padres pitcher Peavy sees streak end
Padres pitcher Peavy sees streak end

Posted Sep 14, 2003


Facing Kevin Brown on Saturday after being shutout by Wilson Alvarez Friday night, the San Diego Padres were again blanked, this time 4-0 in Los Angeles.

Kevin Brown (14-8) and two relievers, Tom Martin and Eric Gagne, combined for a six hit shutout of the Padres.

It was the second time in two weeks that the Dodgers had consecutive shutouts. They beat Colorado 5-0 and 3-0 at home on Aug. 30-31. The Padres were blanked in back-to-back games for the first time since July 25-26 of last season, when the Diamondbacks beat them 10-0 and 12-0 at Arizona.

Righthander Jake Peavy tried to win his third straight start. He had allowed just a run in each of his last two outings, both against Houston, covering 12 innings before facing LA. During that span, Peavy had yielded only three hits.

Peavy (11-11) did not fair nearly as well Saturday. He allowed four runs, one unearned, and seven hits over four innings.

Sean Green hit a two run homer in the first. On Friday Green hit a solo shot in the first to open the scoring. He has now hit five homers in the last six games.

Alex Cora drove in the Dodgers' third run with a sacrifice fly in the third, and Paul Lo Duca made it 4-0 in the fourth with an RBI single after Dave Roberts reached on Loretta's error and stole second.

Loretta had three singles for the Friars and is 10-for-28 lifetime against Brown. Burroughs, Matthews and Kotsay were the only other Padres to have hits, all of which were singles. The Padres had a chance in the first. Consecutive singles by Burroughs and Loretta to open the game, and runners on second and third after a stolen base, were stranded when Nevin struck out and Matthews lined out to Brown. It was the only real threat the Padres had on the day.

New addition watch:

Todd Sears, acquired from Minnesota, made his debut for the Friars and struck out for Jake Peavy in the fifth inning.

Old faithful:

Trevor Hoffman pitched the eighth. He allowed one hit, a single to Cora, walked one and struck out one. He has not allowed a run since returning to the lineup. It took him 23 pitched to retire the side, 13 of them strikes.

Denis Savage can be reached at safage@cox.net


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