Friday, March 21, 2008

Peavy roughed up in 4-3 loss to Milwaukee

Call is ineffective, call it not sharp but Padres' ace Jake Peavy didn't look like his normal, dominant, self on Friday afternoon.

The 2007 NL Cy Young Award Winner gave up 4 runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts in a 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The relievers that backed up Peavy, however, continued to be sharp. Glendon Rusch, who has been a pleasant surprise for the Padres this spring, gave up 0 runs and 0 hits through 1 2/3 innings, his ERA is a more than impressive 0.87. Joe Thatcher followed Rusch's performance, going 1 inning, no runs on 2 hits, his ERA now 2.45 this spring.

Offensively for San Diego, Kevin Kouzmanoff had a solo HR in the first inning, his 2nd of the spring, off Brewers starter Dave Bush. Paul McAnulty also had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and an RBI while Josh Bard also had 2 hits with an RBI. On the down site, Callix Crabbe who had been impressive thus far, went hitless in 5 at bats. Chase Headley, after hitting a game tying pinch hit HR yesterday, went 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts.

On Saturday, Chris Young will face his former team the Texas Rangers in Surprise. He's scheduled to throw 5-6 innings in what should be his 2nd to last start before the start of the regular season.

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