National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Sunday, June 10th
(All times Eastern)
San Diego Padres (20-40) at Milwaukee Brewers (27-32), 2:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Anthony Bass (2-5, 4.21)
Milwaukee - Yovani Gallardo (4-5, 4.50)
(Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres were able to keep the Milwaukee
Brewers in the ballpark with their latest win after witnessing a home run
barrage in the series opener at Miller Park.
The Padres attempt to post their first series victory Sunday since winning two
of three meetings with the LA Angels of Anaheim from May 18-19. John Baker put
San Diego in this position with a two-run single during the sixth inning of
Saturday's 5-2 win in the middle portion of the series. Chase Headley had
three hits and scored a run for the Padres, who ended a three-game losing
streak and had dropped seven in a row on the road.
San Diego entered the contest with 14 losses in its last 17 games and is 1-1
on a nine-game trek. The Padres are 6-20 as the guest this season.
Padres young hurler Andrew Cashner was making his first start for San Diego
and second of his career. He lasted only 2 1/3 innings and allowed one run and
two hits. Cashner was on a pitch count and is expected to be optioned to
Double-A San Antonio to work on his durance for future starts.
"I think [Saturday] was a building block for future starts, which will
happen," Padres manager Bud Black said on the club's website. "We're going to
option him out to San Antonio, and he's going to start in the middle of the
week for the Double-A club and continue to build a pitch count off of what he
Ross Ohlendorf collected the win by holding Milwaukee to a run over 4 1/3
innings of relief, while Huston Street later tossed a scoreless ninth for his
fifth save of the season.
Will Venable was back in right field for the Padres yesterday and went 1-for-4
with an RBI. He hadn't played since last Sunday because of a tight right
oblique muscle. Venable entered the game batting .268 with four homers, 12 RBI
and 21 runs scored this season.
After today's game against the Brewers, San Diego will head to Seattle for a
three-game set with the Mariners at Safeco Field. It will then close out the
sojourn in Oakland from June 15-17.
Anthony Bass is 0-1 in his last four starts and has allowed at least four runs
(15 total) in his previous three (15 1/3 IP, 8.80 ERA). He will take the mound
again today for the Friars in hopes of bouncing back. Bass last toed the
rubber in Tuesday's 6-5 win over San Francisco and did not record a decision,
as he surrendered four runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Bass, who is 2-5 with a 4.21 earned run average in 13 games (11 starts), is
only 1-3 in five road assignments this season. He has allowed 11 runs in his
last two road starts after allowing just six over his first three. The right-
hander has never faced Milwaukee.
Milwaukee will wrap up a nine-game homestand this afternoon and looks to get
back on track. Rickie Weeks had an RBI double in the first inning to get the
Brewers on the board first, but the San Diego bullpen stepped it up. Aramis
Ramirez had his second straight two-hit game for Milwaukee, which had won
three straight and eight of 11 games.
Michael Fiers started for the Brewers and was reached for four runs and 10
hits in six innings of work.
"Fiers threw too many hittable pitches and they did a nice job battling,"
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "They didn't crush balls, but they put the ball
in play a lot. We're not getting the big hit when needed."
Roenicke's squad is 4-4 on the homestand and will commence a six-game road
swing Tuesday against Kansas City and Minnesota.
Milwaukee will roll the dice with Yovani Gallardo today and he is 4-5 with a
4.50 earned run average over 12 starts. Gallardo had won two straight starts
and was unbeaten in his past three outings until a 10-0 loss to the Chicago
Cubs on Tuesday. He allowed five runs and six hits, including two homers, in
six innings, and his 10 strikeouts went to waste.
Gallardo, a right-hander, faced the Padres in a 5-0 setback on May 2 this
season and was saddled with the loss, as he gave up three runs in six frames.
He is 2-2 in five career starts against San Diego and 1-2 in six starts at
Miller Park in 2012.
San Diego won two of three meetings with Milwaukee from April 30-May 2 at
Petco Park after losing three of five matchups a season ago.
06/10 10:32:52 ET