Aug 25, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults (53) pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Monday night’s 1-0 win was an impressive display of what the Padres have had all year, good pitching. Eric Stults got it started by pitching 6.1 innings of scoreless ball. He struck out 5 and only walked one. The bullpen came in in the 7th inning and took over. 4 Padres relievers combined for 2.2 shutout innings while only allowing 3 hits without a walk.
The only run scored in the whole game was in the first inning. Rene Rivera doubled home Jedd Gyorko to give the Padres a 1-0 lead to start off the game. The scoring would end there. The Rockies did collect 10 hits but to no avail. Padre pitching held them to an 0-for-8 clip with runners in scoring position. Stults pitched out of his share of jams, but he pitched well enough to earn his 8th win of the season. He now has a 2.92 ERA over his last 10 starts after a shaky start.