August 26, 2009 |
San Diego 2, at Atlanta 1 (12 innings): David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick Hundley. at Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4: Andrew McCutchen hit a game-ending two-run homer off closer Brad Lidge. at St. Louis 1, Houston 0: Adam Wainwright became the league's first 15-game winner. Cincinnati 8, at Milwaukee 6 (13 innings): Joey Votto and Laynce Nix hit solo home runs in the top of the 13th inning to give the Reds the win. at San Francisco 5, Arizona 4: Travis Ishikawa hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning.
September 5, 2008 |
San Diego 5, at Milwaukee 2: Will Venable hit the first home run of his career for the Padres. Nick Hundley and Luis Rodriguez each drove in two runs for San Diego, which had lost nine straight on the road and is tied with Washington and Seattle for the fewest wins in the majors. The Brewers lost their fourth game in a row. at Atlanta 2, Washington 0: James Parr tossed six sharp innings for the Braves in his major league debut. Mike Gonzalez, who completed the five-hitter, has converted all nine of his save opportunities this season and 39 in a row overall, the longest current streak in the major leagues, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
September 27, 2010 |
Philadelphia Manager Charlie Manuel never considered taking the ball out of Roy Halladay's hand Monday. Which is probably a good thing since it's unlikely Halladay would have given it up. After waiting 13 big league seasons to play for a winner, Halladay wasn't about to watch his team clinch a pennant from the bench. He dominated Washington, 8-0, with a two-hitter to give the Phillies their fourth consecutive National League East title. "I wanted him out there," Manuel said.
August 3, 2010 |
For the pitcher and his new team, victory felt like something from the distant past. "It's been a long time," said the pitcher, Ted Lilly. "We definitely needed this win," catcher Russell Martin said. The 2-1 victory over the National League West-leading San Diego Padres on Tuesday night was the Dodgers' first victory in a week and Lilly's first in more than a month. The Dodgers remained in an offensive malaise, but their newly acquired left-hander was used to pitching under such conditions with the Chicago Cubs, who gave him with the second-worst run support of any starting pitcher in the majors.
July 28, 2010 |
Reporting from San Diego — And here to jumpstart the Dodgers offense … Scott Podsednik? Their once high-scoring lineup mired in a two-week slump and Manny Ramirez's return date unknown, the Dodgers weren't about to sit around and wait for something to suddenly change. So General Manager Ned Colletti did what he does at this time of the year and Wednesday sent two minor players to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Podsednik, a fleet-footed .310 hitter. As if on cue, Colletti's team promptly offered a nine-inning explanation as to why the deal might have been a necessity instead of a luxury, falling to the first-place San Diego Padres, 6-1, to drop six games back in the National League West.
March 26, 2011 |
Reporting from Peoria, Ariz. ? Pitching inside is something Jonathan Broxton admits he has avoided for most of his career. "You miss just a little bit, the ball goes a long way," Broxton said. The Dodgers' 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres introduced him to another potential consequence, as his fifth-inning plunking of Ryan Ludwick started a sequence that ended with both benches clearing. "Mine wasn't on purpose," Broxton said. L.A. Times Dodgers blog No matter.