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1969: Padres, Astros Split Doubleheader

July 6, 1969, San Diego: Astros 3, Padres 2 (box score); Padres 1, Astros 0 (box score) Jim Ray got the start for Houston in the opener. The Padres countered with rookie left-hander Dave Roberts, just up from Double-A Elmira, where he was 7-5 with a 3.50 ERA in 15 games. Originally signed by the [...]

1969: Griffin, Astros Blank Padres

June 21, 1969, Houston: Astros 4, Padres 0 (box score) Toward the end of June, the Padres embarked on a most unwelcome trip to Shutout City. The first stop on their tour involved a 12-strikeout performance by Astros rookie right-hander Tom Griffin. Griffin, Houston’s first-round pick in 1966, was making just the 13th start of [...]

1969: Padres Drop Another Doubleheader

June 20, 1969, Houston: Astros 6, Padres 1 (box score); Astros 3, Padres 1 (box score) For the second time in four days, the Padres played two. For the second time, they found themselves overmatched. The opener pitted Clay Kirby against Larry Dierker. The Padres struck first, with Nate Colbert homering to lead off the [...]

1969: Wilson Shuts Down Padres

June 19, 1969, Houston: Astros 4, Padres 2 (box score) The Astros, returning home after a six-game jaunt to St. Louis and Atlanta, got to Al Santorini early in this one. In the second inning, Santorini served up singles to the first three batters he faced, resulting in a 1-0 lead for the home team. [...]