San Diego at Atlanta

San Diego
W: C. Young (4-2) L: C. James (3-3)
S: T. Hoffman (9)
HR: SD - A. Gonzalez (9)   ATL - None

Young fans eight as Padres win fifth in last six games

CBS wire reports

ATLANTA -- Chris Young insisted last year doesn't matter, and he proved it Monday night.

Young put his 2006 struggles against the Braves behind him, striking out eight in six innings to lead the San Diego Padres over Atlanta 4-2.

Last year, Young went 0-1 against the Braves in two starts -- both at San Diego -- giving up 13 runs and 15 hits in six innings, a 19.50 ERA.

Young (4-2) allowed two runs and two hits in this one, walking two as the Padres won for the fifth time in six games.

"Last year was last year. It doesn't matter," Young said. "I felt good tonight. My fastball had a lot of life. I tried to establish it early."

The 6-foot-10 right-hander struck out seven in the first four innings, allowing only one hit. Unbeaten in 25 straight road starts before losing at Los Angeles on April 15, Young is 2-2 away from home this season.

"When a guy's that tall, they look like they're releasing the ball right in your face," Atlanta's Chris Woodward said. "That makes it kind of tough, especially a guy who throws pretty hard. That's why Randy Johnson was so good. He looks like he's handing the ball to the catcher."

Young has allowed five hits in his last two starts, including three hits over eight innings in a 3-0 win over Washington.

"He pitched great -- again," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He had the Braves off-balance. He only gave up two hits against a great lineup."

Young felt confident leaving with a two-run lead.

"With our bullpen if you can turn it over with a lead, I'll take my chances," he said.

Scott Linebrink, Heath Bell and Trevor Hoffman completed the three-hitter, with Hoffman getting his ninth save in 11 chances to finish off San Diego's third straight victory.

Chuck James (3-3) gave up two runs, three hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings, the first time in seven starts this season he has not lasted five innings. James threw 94 pitches.

"We had some great at-bats," Black said. "We laid off some good changeups. It wears down a starting pitcher when he has to make pitches."

Braves reliever Chad Paronto hit Young on his left leg with a pitch in the sixth, one inning after Young hit Jeff Francoeur. Plate umpire Jim Joyce warned both benches.

"That's just part of the game," Young said. "It's a lot better than hitting one of our position players."

Adrian Gonzalez homered in the second and Kevin Kouzmanoff made it 2-0 with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the fourth. After James reloaded the bases with a walk to Young, Oscar Villarreal relieved and got Marcus Giles to ground into a forceout.

San Diego made it 3-0 in the fifth when Brian Giles scored from second when Woodward, the shortstop, threw wildly to first attempting to complete a double play on Josh Bard's grounder.

Atlanta closed within a run in the bottom half after a walk, hit batter and balk, getting Scott Thorman's RBI grounder and Woodward's run-scoring triple.

Paronto forced in a run in the sixth with a bases-loaded walk to Jose Cruz Jr.


  • Braves SS Edgar Renteria was held out due to flu symptoms. Woodward was the fill-in starter, one day after he subbed for Chipper Jones at third base.
  • Gonzalez has 19 RBI in his last 16 games.
  • Mike Cameron had two hits and his fourth stolen base.
  • Brian Giles stole his first base of the season.
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Braves starter Chuck James allows three hits, four walks and three runs in 3 2/3 innings.  (AP)
Braves starter Chuck James allows three hits, four walks and three runs in 3 2/3 innings. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

C. Young
IP 6.0
H 2
ER 2
BB 2
K 8
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1

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History of home-plate collisions (0:48)
San Diego Padres
Marcus Giles, 2B5010014 .322
Brian Giles, RF4120111 .289
Jose Cruz Jr., LF4001113 .321
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3221203 .298
Josh Bard, C4010101 .250
Khalil Greene, SS5000005 .242
Mike Cameron, CF4020121 .203
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B3001002 .108
Chris Young, P0100200 .083
    Heath Bell, P0000000 .000
   a- Terrmel Sledge, PH1000000 .241
    Scott Linebrink, P0000000 .000
    Trevor Hoffman, P0000000 .000
a-fouled out for Bell in the 8th
2B - Adrian Gonzalez (7, Yates)
HR - Adrian Gonzalez (9, James)
SF - Kevin Kouzmanoff (3)
RBI - Jose Cruz Jr. (10), Adrian Gonzalez (29), Kevin Kouzmanoff (8)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Cruz Jr. (5)
SB - Brian Giles (1, 2nd base off Moylan/McCann), Mike Cameron (4, 2nd base off Moylan/McCann)
Team LOB - 12
San Diego Padres
Chris Young (W,4-2) 6222280 3.29
Heath Bell (H,3) 1000010 0.44
Scott Linebrink (H,6) 1100000 3.24
Trevor Hoffman (S,9) 1000010 4.26
HBP - Francoeur (by Chris Young)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Young 104-66, Heath Bell 8-5, Scott Linebrink 8-5, Trevor Hoffman 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Young 6-4, Heath Bell 2-0, Scott Linebrink 1-2, Trevor Hoffman 1-1
Batters Faced - Chris Young 23, Heath Bell 3, Scott Linebrink 4, Trevor Hoffman 3
Atlanta Braves
Kelly Johnson, 2B4000022 .303
Willie Harris, LF3010110 .444
Chipper Jones, 3B4000012 .291
Andruw Jones, CF4000001 .220
Brian McCann, C3100101 .301
Jeff Francoeur, RF3100020 .292
Scott Thorman, 1B3001010 .261
Chris Woodward, SS3021010 .257
Chuck James, P1000011 .000
    Oscar Villarreal, P0000000 .000
   a- Pete Orr, PH1000011 .250
    Chad Paronto, P0000000 .000
    Peter Moylan, P0000000 .000
   b- Matt Diaz, PH1000000 .290
    Tyler Yates, P0000000 .000
a-struck out for Villarreal in the 5th
b-flied out for Moylan in the 8th
3B - Chris Woodward (1, C. Young)
RBI - Scott Thorman (13), Chris Woodward (4)
SB - Willie Harris (3, 2nd base off C. Young/Bard), Chris Woodward (1, 2nd base off C. Young/Bard)
Team LOB - 4
DP - Thorman-Woodward-Moylan
E - Chris Woodward (1, Throwing)
Atlanta Braves
Chuck James (L,3-3) 3.2322431 4.84
Oscar Villarreal 1.1110100 4.20
Chad Paronto 1111210 3.00
Peter Moylan 2200100 2.51
Tyler Yates 1100010 5.27
IBB - Giles by Chad Paronto
HBP - C. Young (by Chad Paronto)
Pitches-Strikes - Chuck James 94-54, Oscar Villarreal 20-11, Chad Paronto 27-12, Peter Moylan 35-17, Tyler Yates 15-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Oscar Villarreal 2-2, Chad Paronto 1-1, Peter Moylan 3-2, Tyler Yates 1-1
Batters Faced - Chuck James 18, Oscar Villarreal 6, Chad Paronto 7, Peter Moylan 8, Tyler Yates 4
Game Information
Attendance - 19189
Game Time - 3:00
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Tim Tschida