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Shades of Welch: Leary Strikes Out 11, Shuts Out Padres

April 19, 1988|SAM McMANIS | Times Staff Writer

Show's demise finally came in the third. With one out and Mike Davis on first, the struggling Shelby moved Davis to second with a single to center. Up came Scioscia, perhaps the hottest hitting Dodger this season. But that fact didn't stop Padre outfielders from playing Scioscia shallow.

Scioscia countered by lofting a double over Moreland's head in left field. Davis and Shelby had to stop on the basepaths to make sure Moreland would not run down the ball. Davis was able to score, but Shelby, who was tailgating Davis, was stopped at third.

Bowa finally had seen enough of Show. He replacing his most reliable starter with Sierra, who entered the game with a 10.80 ERA in three appearances.

Leary greeted Sierra with a single to left, easily scoring Shelby and not-so-easily scoring Scioscia. With a 5-run lead, they could afford to take chances, so the Dodgers sent home the slow-footed Scioscia from third. Moreland's throw from left field sailed to Santiago's right, and Scioscia just beat the tag with a hook slide.

Notes

On the day after Tony Gwynn's first major league ejection, the Padre outfielder said he regrets the incident and hopes to learn from it. On Sunday, when the Padres played the Giants in San Diego, umpire Joe West ejected Gwynn for vehemently arguing a strike call. Said Gwynn Monday: "I hope this won't hurt me (with umpires). I've never been one to hold grudges, and I was hoping Joe would be working this series (against the Dodgers), so I could talk to him. It doesn't make sense to lose control like I did there. I'm not really proud of what I did, but hopefully I can learn something from it. I think I was worrying too much about hitting .238 and took it out on him. I'm not going to worry anymore." . . . Dodger utility player Jeff Hamilton had an unusual wake-up call Monday morning. He awoke to the sound of his 1987 Camaro crashing through the garage of his Azusa condominium and breaking a gas pipe in his living room. "The garage was cement that they had just recently poured and the car was sitting on wood planks," Hamilton said. "The car fell about 4 1/2 feet and ended up tilted at an angle in the dirt. Hamilton, his wife, Shelley, and his dog were forced to leave the complex because of the gas leak. Tim Belcher, who also lives in the complex, also has moved out. "I had only been there two days, and my wife had just come into town," Hamilton said. "I don't know where I'll sleep tonight (Monday), some place that will take a dog." As for Hamilton's car, he said it has front and rear damage. . . . Padre pitcher Jimmy Jones, who shut out the Dodgers through 6 innings last week in San Diego and drew no respect from several Dodger hitters, opposes Fernando Valenzuela (1-2) tonight. Jones (1-1) said he feels no extra motivation, even after reading the derogatory quotes about him from Guerrero and Kirk Gibson. "They can say whatever they want, and it shouldn't bother me," Jones said Monday. "I'd rather beat them again and have them say I was unimpressive than lose and have them say that I looked OK. I'm not out there to impress them, just get them out." . . . Dodger relief pitcher Alejandro Pena received treatment before the game for lower back pain--a malady that dates to spring training--but assistant trainer Charlie Strasser said Pena would be available to pitch in the series. . . . Stan Jefferson, the Padres' struggling outfielder (.108), was given the night off. Marvell Wynne replaced Jefferson as the leadoff hitter. . . . Chris Gwynn, Tony's brother and an outfielder for the Dodgers' triple-A team in Albuquerque, went 4 for 6 with 3 runs batted in and a home run in a doubleheaders Sunday against Edmonton, the Angels' triple-A affiliate. Shawn Hillegas won the first game for Albuquerque.

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