The Padres got the homestand off to a good start, beating the Marlins 3-2 behind Adam Eaton, who needed just 99 pitches to work 7 strong innings. After averaging 17.6 pitches per inning over his first seven starts, a more efficient Eaton took charge early and outlasted Florida’s Josh Beckett. Rich over at San Diego Spotlight gives his thoughts on the game.
And for Saturday’s matchup:
AB BA OBP SLG Peavy vs current Marlins 50 .300 .340 .460 Leiter vs current Padres 175 .246 .318 .366
Not many at-bats against Peavy. The most trouble has come at the hands of Mike Lowell: one single, two homers, and one walk in five trips to the plate. For the Padres, Phil Nevin (.440/.545/.720 in 25 AB) has had great success against Leiter. Nobody else is doing much.
The U-T notes that Peavy has allowed 11 earned runs over his past three starts. Impressively, not since July 2003 had Peavy allowed as many as 10 earned runs over a three-start period. Right-handers are hitting just .184/.235/.289 against Peavy this year. Lefties are hitting .265/.297/.480, with 56% of hits going for extra bases.