A Sweet Sweep

  • 6-2 Padres

One week ago, Cha Sueng Baek left the game after only two innings with a strained arm. But one week later, he was back on the mound, and he was amazing. He went 7 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 5 strikeouts. Heath Bell, who has been struggling lately, gave up a run in his inning. But Cla Meredith threw a good inning to close the game. Man, I don’t know what happened, but we really found our bats this weekend. Maybe it’s the sucess we’ve had against Washington. Or maybe the guys are fighting to stay away from 100 losses. Whatever happened, it was great. In the top of the first, Edgar Gonzalez singled and Adrian Gonzalez doubled. Then Kouz doubled them both in. In the sixth, Adrian hit his 35th homer of the year. We tacked on 3 more in the 8th. Edgar got on by an error. Adrian walked. Kouz doubled in Edgar. Chase Headley drove Adrian in, and Nick Hundley sac-flied to score Kouz. So, we won 6-2. We swept the Nationals. It is the first time we have swept a team on the road since 2006. What a great series!

Jake Peavy was scheduled to pitch tomorrow night in Dodger Stadium, but Bud Black has changed his mind. Wade LeBlanc will face the Dodgers for the third time in his 4-start career, and Jake will go on Thursday vs. Greg Maddux. Shawn Estes will go on Wednesday. The Dodgers are only 2 and 1/2 games ahead, so we could be MAJOR spoilers. GO PADRES!!  

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