1969: Padres Lose Fourth Straight at Home

July 10, 1969, San Diego: Braves 3, Padres 1 (box score)

Dave Roberts, making his second big-league start for the Padres, lasted just four batters into this game. Felipe Alou singled, Felix Millan walked, Hank Aaron doubled, Rico Carty walked, and Roberts was yanked. Gary Ross came in and slammed the door, but the Braves’ 2-0 lead would prove insurmountable.

Atlanta scored its final run in the seventh. With Billy McCool on the mound for the Padres, a single, walk, two sacrifice bunts, and another single put the Braves up, 3-0. San Diego finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the frame courtesy of a rare Roberto Pena home run.

The Padres put a couple runners on base in the ninth, but right-hander Cecil Upshaw came in and retired Van Kelly to end the threat. The Padres, in front of more than 12,000 fans, had dropped their fourth straight home game.

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