Sunday, March 9, 2008

8-run outburst helps Padres over White Sox

The Padres finally got the kind of outing they've been waiting for out of left-hander Randy Wolf on Sunday. Wolf hadn't been able to get out of the first inning his first 2 outings, but this time finished all 3 of his scheduled innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits.

It was the offense that provided the biggest burst for San Diego. Kevin Kouzmanoff finally got his first HR of the spring, a 2-run shot off starter Jose Contreras in the 1st inning. Adrian Gonzalez, who had 2 hits today, along with Josh Bard and Paul McAnulty all had consecutive RBI singles in the 5 inning.

Wade LeBlanc looked impressive once again, giving up just 1 run in 3 innings of work, furthering the thought that he could be a dark horse for the #5 spot in the Padres rotation.

On Monday, San Diego will be in Peoria to face the Texas Rangers. Right-hander Justin Germano will get one last start before heading to China. Game time will be 7:05pm.

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