National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at San Diego
(Thursday, May 19th)
Final Score: San Diego 1, Milwaukee 0
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres were elated to see
Orlando Hudson back in the lineup.
Hudson, who was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list earlier on Thursday,
delivered the game-winning RBI during the bottom of the ninth as the San Diego
Padres edged the Milwaukee Brewers, 1-0, in a pitching duel.
Padres starter Aaron Harang threw eight scoreless innings, allowing just six
hits, but it was Heath Bell (2-0) who picked up the win, hurling a one-hit
ninth as San Diego spilt the two-game series.
"They're a fastball-hitting team, so you have to kind of keep them off-
balance," Harang said. "I was able to go out and execute pitches when I needed
Brewers starter Chris Narveson threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings with five
hits in the hard-luck no-decision. Marco Estrada (1-2) gave up the lone
run of the game to get the loss, Milwaukee's second in three games.
Milwaukee All-Star left fielder Ryan Braun left the game in the fifth inning
with a sore left shoulder. After he flied out to right field to end the top of
the fifth, Carlos Gomez came into center and Mark Kotsay moved to left field
to replace Braun.
With zeros littering the board, the Padres waited until their last at-bat to
score and win the game.
Ryan Ludwick singled into right to start the inning. His pinch-runner, Eric
Patterson, then swiped second before Estrada intentionally walked pinch-hitter
Cameron Maybin's sacrifice bunt then put the winning run 90 feet away, and
Estrada was forced to walk Chase Headley to load the bases with one out.
That set the table for Hudson's fly ball to right field. Corey Hart back-
pedaled to make the grab but couldn't stop Patterson from scoring the winning
"I don't know if I would have thrown the changeup a little lower, little bit
more away, probably would have had a ground ball, could have got out of the
inning," Estrada said. "But I didn't want to fall behind, so I got too much of
The Padres did have a chance to score during the seventh. Maybin, who did not
start the last two games because of a right knee injury, got on base by an
error. He then stole second and advanced to third on Hudson's fly out.
However, Rob Johnson grounded out to end the threat.
The Brewers had a runner on second with two outs during their last at-bat, but
pinch-hitter Yuniesky Betancourt grounded out to keep the game scoreless and
set up San Diego's final-inning heroics.
To make room for Hudson, the Padres optioned right-handed pitcher Evan
Scribner to Triple-A Tucson before the game...It was Hudson's sixth career
game-ending RBI (second this season)..The Brewers were 0-for-8 with runners in
scoring position while stranding nine baserunners...It was the 10th time in
Harang's career that he went eight or more innings without giving up a run.
The last time he did so was April 12, 2009.
05/20 03:16:39 ET
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