San Diego 8, Atlanta 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:35 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Victor Carapazza,
Attendance - 16845

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 7 1
San Diego 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 8 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 74-57 36-29 38-28 L1
San Diego 61-71 33-33 28-38 W1

Recap


Padres 8, Braves 2: Hot-hitting Chase Headley had a two-run single and Eric Stults pitched six strong innings as host San Diego won for the ninth time in 10 games.

Headley’s fifth-inning single off Tommy Hanson (12-7) raised his August RBI count to 30 as the Padres improved to 17-10 this month and handed Atlanta its eighth loss in 12 games.

Stults (5-2) gave up one unearned run and five hits while winning his fourth straight decision. He struck out five and walked two.

After Headley’s latest timely hit gave San Diego a 4-1 edge, the Padres put the game away with a four-run eighth. Chris Denorfia delivered a two-run, pinch-hit single and Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso added run-scoring singles.

San Diego tallied twice in the fourth to take a 2-0 lead, with one run scoring on Logan Forsythe’s double off the base of the left-field fence and the other on an infield out by Cameron Maybin.

Forsythe’s throwing error set up Atlanta’s fifth-inning run, which crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Michael Bourn.

David Ross homered in the ninth for the Braves’ other run.

Chipper Jones went 2-for-4 and hit a ground single to center in the eighth in the final at-bat of his career in San Diego.

Hanson allowed four runs (three earned) and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. It was his first loss to San Diego in five career decisions.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Diego OF Will Venable had two hits and is batting .471 (16-for-34) over his last nine games. … Jones batted .319 in 31 career games at Petco Park, with seven homers and 20 RBIs. … The Padres expect to get closer Huston Street (calf) back from the disabled list during a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Street is slated to throw a rehab outing at Single-A Lake Elsinore on Friday before joining the club. … Martin Prado played first base in the series finale, marking the fifth different position he has started at during Atlanta’s 10-game road trip. He also started games at left field, shortstop, third base and second base.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   San Diego
Tommy Hanson Player Eric Stults
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 5
5.79 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Atlanta   San Diego
David Ross Player Yonder Alonso
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 7 1 10 .212 14 7 2 2 0 1
San Diego 13 0 16 .371 22 4 8 5 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Padres have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .491 after a loss.