Quality Start Wasted. Pads fall 3-1 to ‘Stros

Monday June 29, 2009

The San Diego Padres wasted a quality start from Josh Geer tonight, eaking out just 2 hits against Roy Oswalt in a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros at Petco Park tonight.

Geer threw 7 full innings giving up 7 hits and 3 runs while walking none. In a 98 pitch effort, Geer gave up just one extra base hit, a solo shot by future HOF catcher Ivan Rodriguez in the 5th inning. A good effort for the Padres #5 starter.

Unfortunately the Padres hitters could manage just 2 hits against Roy Oswalt. In fact if it wasn’t for a hit batsman, an intentional walk to Adrian Gonzalez and a wild pitch in the 4th, the Padres would have been shut out.

Gonzalez walked twice for his MLB leading 62nd and 63rd walks of the season.

The only Padres batter that looked comfortable at the plate is Rule V draft pick Everth Cabrera who went 1 for 3 with a double to left in the 3rd.

Josh Banks makes his first start of the season against Mike Hampton tomorrow at 7:05 pm at Petco. See you there.

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