Friday September 4, 2009
6 shutout innings from LeBlanc, a clutch 2 out single from Kouz, and Bell shuts them down in the 9th for his 34th save of the season – Beat LA
from websoulsurfer’s twitter post
Twitter is fun, but that pretty much sums up this game.
Dodgers pitching held the Padres to just 5 hits, but Wade LeBlanc threw 6 innings of 2 hit, shut out ball and a 2 out single by Kevin Kouzmanoff drove in David Eckstein in the 1st inning for what proved to be the winning run.
The only other offense in this game came on a single by Oscar Salazar and two errors on a single play, a grounder to short by Nick Hundley, that allowed Salazar to score.
In the only really scary moment for the Padres, after hitting Russell Martin and giving up a single to Rafael Furcal bring the go ahead run to the plate, Joe Thatcher got a key out against Andre Ethier in the 7th to end the rally.
The Padres have now won 8 of their last 10 games.