Peavy to much for D-backs bats

June 8, 2009 by  

teams_ariArizona Diamondbacks starter Jon Garland pitched a scoreless four innings before running into trouble in the 5th inning and allowed four runs to score. This is nothing new for the Garland who is running into problems the third time through the lineup this season. In the first time the lineup faces Jon Garland this year the opponents are hitting just over .250 against Garland and that average climbs to over .320 the third time through in a game. Garland has allowed 15 extra base hits this year the third time through a lineup while allowing 11 the first two times.

Arizona had spotted Garland a 2-0 lead when they scored two in the top of the 4th off Padres ace Jake Peavy. Geardo Parra started out the inning with a single to centerand later scored on a Chris Snyder single. Snyder would later score with two outs on a line drive single by Josh Whitesell.

Garland lost the lead in the bottom of the fifth after walking the first batter and then allowed the 8th hitter to reach on a single. After Peavy sacrificed both runners over Tony Gwynn singled in Henry Blanco. David Eckstein then knocked in the tying run on a sacrifice fly. After loading the bases with two out Kevin Kozmanoff would knock in two more giving the Padres a 4-3 lead.

The D-backs would get one back in the top of the sixth inning on a Eric Byrnes single that scored Parra. Garland would get in trouble again in the 7th after walking the lead off guy again then after recording two outs Garland intentionally walked slugger Adrian Gonzalez, but the move backfired as Kouzmanoff would double scoring two runs.

The D-backs were unable to get anything going after that and ended up splitting the series 2-2 and the loss put the D-back in last place in the NL West.

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W: J. Peavy L: J. Garland S: H. Bell


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