National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at San Diego
(Thursday, April 19th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 2, San Diego 0
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Vance Worley struck out a career-high 11
batters while scattering just four hits over seven strong innings, and the
Philadelphia Phillies shut out the San Diego Padres, 2-0, in the opener of a
Worley (1-1) walked three and Juan Pierre and Hunter Pence scored for the
Phillies, who snapped a two-game skid with their 12th consecutive win over the
Padres at Petco Park.
"I definitely want to strike guys out and today they were just swinging and
missing," said Worley.
Jonathan Papelbon got around a leadoff walk in the ninth with a double play
and a strikeout to record his fourth save of the season.
San Diego rookie Joe Wieland (0-2) suffered the loss despite giving up just
one run on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over six frames.
The Padres had just four hits in their seventh loss in eight tries.
"This guy has less than two weeks in the major leagues at 22 years old and
he's showing some good signs at a really, really infant stage," Padres manager
Bud Black said about Wieland.
Pierre led off the game with a walk, moved to third on a single by Placido
Polanco and an error by Will Venable, and scored on Jimmy Rollins' sacrifice
The Phillies then loaded the bases on consecutive singles by Pence and Shane
Victorino, but Wieland got John Mayberry to pop out in the infield and Carlos
Ruiz to ground out to end the threat.
The Padres stranded Jeremy Hermida after a leadoff triple in the second
inning, and squandered opportunities in the sixth and seventh.
Venable was bunted to second after a hit and could have scored on Chase
Headley's single, but misread the play and only got to third. Hermida then
struck out, and Headley faked an attempt to steal second. Ruiz fired to
Rollins at second, at which point Venable tried to steal home. But Rollins
noticed the trick play and tossed back to Ruiz, who held on to the ball after
a collision with Venable for the final out.
Worley's 11th strikeout ended the seventh with runners on first and third.
Pence doubled the Phillies' lead in the ninth on a passed ball by Ernesto
Frieri after walking and moving to third on Victorino's base hit.
With Ruiz behind the plate, this was the first time since July 15, 2011 (14
starts) that Brian Schneider did not catch Worley...Pierre hit a triple, his
first extra-base hit of the season...San Diego was 1-for-8 with runners in
scoring position and left seven men on base...Friday's matchup features Cole
Hamels (1-1) for Philadelphia against San Diego's Edinson Volquez (0-1).
04/20 02:55:15 ET
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