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Peavy dominant again as Padres sweep Brewers

May 28, 2007 - 12:14 AM SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Jake Peavy is doing it all for the San Diego Padres.

Peavy pitched seven brilliant innings for his sixth straight win and stroked a run-scoring double to help the Padres complete a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-0 victory on Sunday.

The 25-year-old righthander gave up just two hits and did not allow a runner past first base in shutting down the potent Milwaukee lineup. He struck out eight while walking one.

"I had good stuff today without question," Peavy said. "I just took a nice easy pace and a good tempo through seven innings. I got a little tired running around the bases, but good enough to win, absolutely."

Heath Bell pitched a perfect eighth and closer Trevor Hoffman worked around a two-out single in the ninth for his second save in as many nights, his 15th of the year and the 497th of his career.

"It's always good to have Jake on your side," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He's pitching great, no doubt. I thought today with Jake, I thought his mechanics were in control from the first pitch. He had all of his pitches working."

Adrian Gonzalez hit his team-leading 12th home run against Milwaukee starter Jeff Suppan (6-5) as the Padres swept a team for this first time this season and maintained their spot in first place of the National League West Division standings.

"It's nice," Gonzalez said. "Being able to get the first sweep of the year is always good, and we're playing good ball right now, so we're going to just try and keep rolling."

Suppan dueled Peavy into the sixth, allowing just the homer before the Padres broke through for two more runs in the sixth. Peavy's double plated Terrmel Sledge and Marcus Giles singled to drive in Peavy.

"Jake threw the ball great, there's no denying that," Suppan said. "As far as my situation, obviously, a lot of walks, which obviously kills you. (Peavy's double) hurt us right there in the sixth. There were a couple of situations where I could've made better pitches, but didn't."

The 32-year-old Suppan allowed three runs in six innings, while striking out three and walking six batters.

"I thought (Suppan) threw the ball good, too, and kept us in the game. He gave us a chance."

Milwaukee got blanked for the first time this season, has lost 11 of 14.

"I don't think we played as bad as the record shows, but we definitely didn't stand out," Yost said. "I think it's the (entire) team. It always is everything. You can't pinpoint one thing."

Brewers center fielder Tony Gwynn, Jr. went hitless in three chances against Peavy, including a strikeout in his first at-bat.

"I didn't have any idea what to expect, because it was my first time facing him," Gwynn said. "As you saw, he was lights out. He was sinking it, cutting it. He was just working out on the outer half of the plate. When you have a strike zone like that, it's going to be tough."








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MILWAUKEE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 x 3 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIL - JEFF SUPPAN, CHRIS SPURLING (7TH), DERRICK TURNBOW (8TH) AND
    JOHNNY ESTRADA
    SDG - JAKE PEAVY, HEATH BELL (8TH), TREVOR HOFFMAN
    (9TH) AND JOSH BARD

    HOME RUN

    May 27 6:45 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCUS GILES SCORED JAKE PEAVY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M GILES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    SAN DIEGO 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J CRUZ JR (.277, 0-FOR-2, SAC)

    Brewers vs. PadresMay 27 5:47 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JAKE PEAVY SCORED GEOFF BLUM.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J PEAVY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    SAN DIEGO 2 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M GILES (.285, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Brewers vs. PadresMay 27 5:45 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ (12) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JEFF SUPPAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0, SAN DIEGO 1
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.208, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers vs. PadresMay 27 5:01 PM