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1969: Defense Collapses, Padres Blow Late Lead

September 20, 1969, San Diego: Braves 3, Padres 2 (box score) Tommie Sisk deserved better in this one, he really did. Sisk and the Padres carried a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth. Then things got weird. Felipe Alou led off the frame with a grounder that second baseman Jose Arcia couldn’t handle. [...]

1969: Sisk, Padres Dominate Astros

September 16, 1969, San Diego: Padres 8, Astros 1 (box score) Tommie Sisk entered Tuesday’s contest with a 1-11 record. Houston’s starter, Tom Griffin, came in with a 10-7 record. This day, though, belonged to Sisk and the San Diego Padres. The home team got to work early. Jose Arcia, the previous game’s star, led [...]

1969: Padres Can’t Come Back in Cincy

September 11, 1969, Cincinnati: Reds 6, Padres 4 (box score) The Padres dug themselves into a serious hole early in this one, and couldn’t quite get back out of it. After mounting a minor threat in the second inning, the Reds touched up San Diego starter Tommie Sisk in the third. Pitcher Gary Nolan led [...]

1969: Mets Beat Padres Twice on Tuesday

August 26, 1969, San Diego: Mets 8, Padres 4 (box score); Mets 3, Padres 0 (box score) Dick Kelley and Tom Seaver squared off in the opener. The Padres took a 2-0 lead in the second on a one-out Nate Colbert walk followed by a two-out Cito Gaston home run. The Mets tied the score [...]

1969: Padres Swept in Philadelphia

August 24, 1969, Philadelphia: Phillies 6, Padres 4 (box score) The Padres, who had lost the first two of a three-game series in Philly, sent Tommie Sisk out to the mound for the finale on a Sunday afternoon. Sisk entered the contest with an 0-7 record, so he didn’t fit the classic definition of “stopper,” [...]

1969: Padres Lose Slugfest at Jarry Park

August 20, 1969, Montreal: Expos 11, Padres 10 (box score) If you like offense, this was the game for you. Even though the Padres ended up losing, they made a valiant comeback attempt. The Expos jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first on four singles and a walk off San Diego starter [...]

1969: Padres Drop Another Doubleheader

August 16, 1969, New York: Mets 2, Padres 0 (box score); Mets 2, Padres 1 (box score) What could be better than playing a doubleheader after two off days? Why, facing Tom Seaver in the first game, of course. Tommie Sisk threw one of his better games for San Diego, allowing just two runs over [...]

1969: Padres Beaten by Moose

May 21, 1969, San Diego: Pirates 11, Padres 1 (box score) The Padres ran into a Moose on Wednesday — right-hander Bob Moose. After winning eight games as a rookie the previous season, the 21-year-old Pennsylvania native had gotten off to a slow start in 1969. On this day, however, Moose was in complete control [...]

1969: Padres Can’t Avoid Sweep at Wrigley Field

May 14, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 3, Padres 2 (box score) After dropping the first two at Wrigley Field, the Padres sent Tommie Sisk to the mound to try and avoid the sweep. For most of Wednesday afternoon, it looked like they might do that. The Padres broke through first. Catcher Chris Cannizzaro led off the [...]

1969: Bench, Maloney Lead Reds Past Padres

April 25, 1969, San Diego: Reds 4, Padres 1 (box score) The Reds, making their first visit to San Diego, sent right-hander Jim Maloney to the mound against Tommie Sisk. A Fresno native, Maloney had won 20 or more games in a season twice by age 25. In 1968, a down year by his standards, [...]