Make that five in a row. The Padres have run their spring record to 11-8 with a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres have now won eight games in their last ten. Tim Stauffer took the bump for the Friars and performed up to the expectations we’ve come to demand from him.
Stauffer went six innings when he was originally slated to go five. He gave up just three hits and struck out two while not allowing a run. He also did it with the bat when he popped a double into right in the fifth inning. The double accounted for two of the Padres three runs.
Cameron Maybin went 1 for 2 with a run scored. Jesus Guzman continued his hot streak and went 2 for 3 while driving in the team;s other run. In all the Padres collected 7 hits. They scored all three runs in the fifth while Stauffer and the bullpen shut down the Dodgers’ lineup.
Of note, Orlando Hudson left the game in the second inning after he aggravated his right groin injury. This is the second time Hudson has had to miss time because of the injury.
The Padres return to Peoria tomorrow to take on the Indians at 1:05 PT tomorrow. Cory Luebke is set to get the start and go five innings. Of course, if things go as well as they did for Stauffer, Luebke could find himself going six.