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Padres find some offense in win over Phillies

May 1, 2008 - 3:53 AM By Larry Dougherty PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Phillies may have given away Jamie Moyer bobblehead dolls to their fans, but the San Diego Padres did not make it a night to celebrate for the oldest player in the majors.

Adrian Gonzalez slugged a two-run homer in the first inning off the 45-year old lefty and the Padres' punchless offense, which entered Wednesday last in the National League in runs and batting average, produced 12 hits to snap a two-game losing streak with a 4-2 win.

Chris Young turned in his second consecutive strong outing with a two-run first inning home run to Chase Utley accounting for the Phils' offense. The righthander allowed five hits over six innings of work while striking out six to even his record at 2-2.

"I was just trying to locate my fastball and mix in some off speed stuff," said Young, who notched his first win since April 1. "I got myself in some jams a couple of times, fortunately was able to get some doubleplay balls and get out of it."

Gonzalez opened the scoring with his one-out homer to right field. Kouzmanoff and Khalil Greene then reached base on consecutive Phillie errors before Moyer (1-2) settled down to retire the final two batters of the inning.

"It was a good start, put us on the board early and gave CY a little chance to relax. He gave up the two-run shot but was able to relax after that," said Gonzalez.

The Phillies tied the game in the bottom of the first in identical fashion as Utley crushed his league-leading 11th homer to right, scoring Eric Bruntlett.

Kouzmanoff opened the third inning with a homer to left field, to give San Diego a 3-2 lead.

The Padres added an insurance run in the sixth. Josh Bard led off with a double to left. Young then sacrificed him to third and Brian Giles drew a walk. Former Phillie Tadahito Iguchi greeted reliever Chad Durbin with his third of four hits in the game, a RBI bloop single to make it 4-2.

Durbin then retired Gonzalez and Kouzmanoff to end the threat.

Young settled down after Utley's blast, allowing just three hits after the first inning, and only two runners reached second base. He was aided by a solid defensive effort that turned three double plays.

"That is what we have seen the last couple of outing from C.Y.," Padres manager Bud Black said. "His velocity seems to be coming back. He is getting some balls by people. He is around the strike zone, in and out, up and down. Today when he needed to make a pitch he made it at crucial times."

Joe Thatcher and Heath Bell each pitched a scoreless inning of relief with the all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman closing the door in the ninth for his fifth save of the season.

"That is what we expect out of this group," said Black on the offense. "We have some guys that we think are going to be productive and tonight is what we expect and the guys think that also."

The win was just the third for San Diego over its last 14 games.

"Hopefully this is the start of something good to happen on the road trip," Gonzalez said. "We have have confidence in ourselves and we know we are a better team that we have shown in the first month here and hopefully this game can catapult us into something better next week or so."

On his night, Moyer struggled allowing nine hits and four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings of work.

"I wasn't sharp. I got what I deserved," said Moyer.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN DIEGO 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 12 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SDG - CHRIS YOUNG, JOE THATCHER (7TH), HEATH BELL (8TH), TREVOR
    HOFFMAN (9TH) AND JOSH BARD
    PHI - JAMIE MOYER, CHAD DURBIN (6TH), J.C. ROMERO
    (8TH), RUDY SEANEZ (9

    Apr 30 10:16 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TADAHITO IGUCHI SCORED JOSH BARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T IGUCHI ON FIRST, B GILES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 4
    PHILADELPHIA 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.290, 1-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Padres 4, Phillies 2  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 30 8:59 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEVIN KOUZMANOFF (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JAMIE MOYER.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 3, PHILADELPHIA 2
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K GREENE (.221, 0-FOR-1)

    Padres 3, Phillies 2  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 30 7:44 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CHASE UTLEY (11) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF CHRIS YOUNG SCORED ERIC BRUNTLETT.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN DIEGO 2, PHILADELPHIA 2
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.177, 5 HR, 12 RBI)

    Padres 2, Phillies 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 30 7:21 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SDG - CHRIS YOUNG
    PHI - JAMIE MOYER

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J WERTH (.289, 5 HR, 13 RBI)
    E BRUNTLETT (.222, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
    C UTLEY (.364, 10 HR, 2

    Padres 2, Phillies 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 30 7:15 PM
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