1969: Braves Batter Padres

September 19, 1969, San Diego: Braves 12, Padres 3 (box score)

Another day, another blowout. The Padres trailed, 4-2, after an inning, and that was as close as they ever got.

The Braves banged out 17 hits and San Diego starter Mike Corkins left after retiring just one of the six batters he faced. Rico Carty and the light-hitting Gil Garrido collected three hits apiece, with Garrido driving in three runs (he finished with 10 RBI all season in 251 PA). Clete Boyer also drove in three runs, while Orlando Cepeda and ex-Padre Tony Gonzalez each added two hits. Heck, even Braves starter Milt Pappas knocked his second homer of the season.

The only guy in the starting lineup without a hit? Hank Aaron.

On the Padres’ side, Nate Colbert pounded a two-run homer in the first and added a bases-loaded walk in the second. He was the offense.

Pappas was knocked out of the game in the second. In a sign of the times, closer Cecil Upshaw spun 7 1/3 scoreless innings to close out the game and earn his sixth win of the season (to go with 27 saves).

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