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1969: Wynn, Dierker Dominate Padres

September 9, 1969, Houston: Astros 9, Padres 2 (box score) First, the good news: Ivan Murrell hit his third home run of the season with two out in the ninth to avoid the shutout. The bad news? Pretty much everything else. Joe Niekro started for San Diego and coughed up six runs in 4+ innings. [...]

1969: Dierker Blanks Padres

July 4, 1969, San Diego: Astros 4, Padres 0 (box score) The Padres played their first ever Independence Day game in front of nearly 18,000 fans at San Diego Stadium. Unfortunately, the only fireworks came courtesy of the Houston Astros. Larry Dierker scattered seven hits, and the Padres advanced just one runner past first base [...]

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: Dierker, Astros Shut Down Padres

April 23, 1969, San Diego: Astros 4, Padres 0 (box score) The Padres, perhaps feeling guilty about the eight runs they’d scored against Atlanta the previous night, put up very little fight against Larry Dierker and the Houston Astros. Dierker, who had lost to the Padres two weeks earlier, limited the home club to just [...]

1969: Padres Beat Astros Again

April 9, 1969, San Diego: Padres 2, Astros 0 (box score) After winning the first game in franchise history, the Padres made it two in a row against Houston. The Padres scored two early runs, more than enough for Johnny Podres and Tommy Sisk. In the bottom of the first inning, Roberto Pena drew a [...]