Hudson Dominates Padres; Braves Cruise To Win


Padres starter Clayton Richard turned in one of the best performances of his career last time, pitching a shutout against the Chicago Cubs. Richard could not keep that momentum going against the Braves. Richard allowed five runs in 6.1 innings, and the Padres lost 6-0 to the Braves.

The Braves hit two home runs off of Padres pitching, and Martin Prado put the game away with a three-run shot off of Padres reliever Brad Boxberger. The two runners on base were charged to Richard.

The Padres offense was handcuffed by Braves starter Tim Hudson, as he allowed just two hits in his 6.1 innings of work. Hudson turned the game over to the Braves bullpen to preserve the shutout.

The offense was stagnant for the Padres, as they could only muster five hits on the evening — all of them singles. Yonder Alonso went 2-4, and raised his average to .276. The Padres left seven runners on base in the game.

The two teams will be back in action tomorrow, when Edinson Volquez and Paul Maholm lock horns on the mound.