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Peavy the difference-maker for the stretch

Peavy the difference-maker for the stretch

Everyone knows Jake Peavy is the best pitcher on the San Diego Padres. But, he is also the key to the rest of the season. The young right-hander is a catalyst for the rest of the team and a willing leader when it comes to that.

Jake Peavy wants to be known as the Padres' "go-to guy" -- aka, the stopper. "I want the ball at tough times," Peavy said recently. Well, on July 21 he got the ball at the toughest of times in New York and responded with one of his worst outings ever -- surrendering seven runs to the Mets on seven hits, including two homers, in... Recommended Stories

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