Philadelphia at San Diego

San Diego
W: R. Oswalt (3-0) L: M. Latos (0-3)
S: J. Contreras (5)
HR: PHI - B. Francisco (3),B. Schneider (2)   SD - None

Phillies' Oswalt, relievers shut out punchless Padres wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- As much as ace Mat Latos is struggling, the San Diego Padres' offense is doing even worse.

Roy Oswalt and three relievers pitched a combined four-hitter and the Philadelphia Phillies won 3-0 Thursday night against the San Diego Padres, who have been shut out a major league-leading five times in 19 games.

Ben Francisco and Brian Schneider homered for the Phillies, who've won eight straight and 12 of 13 at Petco Park dating to the 2008 season.

Oswalt (3-0) allowed only one hit in six innings, Chris Denorfia's opposite-field single to right with two outs in the fifth. Oswalt allowed only two other baserunners, on walks, while striking out seven. The only Padres baserunner to reach second against Oswalt was Jason Bartlett, who drew a leadoff walk in the first and then stole second.

The Padres came in with a .222 batting average, lowest in the majors.

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"It's tough," manager Bud Black said. "When we need to score runs, it's going to come from all eight guys doing their thing. There are not one or two guys who carry the load. It's going to have to be a collective thing. Right now, we have a number of guys who are a little bit off offensively."

Jose Contreras pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five chances. Pinch-hitter Brad Hawpe struck out looking for the final out, with two runners on. Hawpe has struck out 19 times in 43 at-bats and is hitting just .116.

The Phillies are tied for the big league lead with four shutouts.

While Oswalt cruised in winning his 10th straight decision, Latos (0-3) lost his eighth straight start since September. He's allowed five homers in 16 2/3 innings in three starts.

Oswalt has gone six innings in all four starts, allowing two or fewer earned runs. He improved to 11-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 19 career appearances against the Padres, including 17 starts. He left his last start after six with a lower back strain, against Florida on Friday.

Latos allowed three runs on four hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked a career-high five.

"I'm 0-3 right now because I'm giving up runs," Latos said. I'm not giving my team a chance to win."

Francisco homered to straightaway center leading off the second, his third. Schneider homered to right-center with one out, his second.

The Phillies added a run in the third on Francisco's bases-loaded fly ball to right. He was credited with a sacrifice fly even though Denorfia dropped the ball for an error.


  • The Padres are receiving more than $1 million over three years from TaylorMade for a giant replica of an R11 driver along the right field foul pole.
  • LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Before the game, she hit golf balls off a mat at home plate.
  • Oswalt's last loss was July 30 at Washington.
  • Latos has a 7.22 ERA during his losing streak.
  • Ryan Howard went 0 for 5, including four strikeouts.
  • Padres 3B Chase Headley came out of the game during a double-switch in the eighth inning with flu-like symptoms.
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Ben Francisco gets congratulations from third base coach Juan Samuel after his home run in the second inning. (US Presswire)
Ben Francisco gets congratulations from third base coach Juan Samuel after his home run in the second inning. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game

R. Oswalt
IP 6.0
H 1
ER 0
BB 2
K 7

B. Francisco
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Shane Victorino, CF3000210 .310
Placido Polanco, 3B4120101 .360
Jimmy Rollins, SS4010113 .260
Ryan Howard, 1B5000046 .265
Raul Ibanez, LF3000212 .209
Ben Francisco, RF2112100 .250
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
   a- Ross Gload, PH1000001 .250
    Jose Contreras, P0000000 .000
Pete Orr, 2B4010014 .375
    Wilson Valdez, 2B0000000 .286
Brian Schneider, C4111015 .167
Roy Oswalt, P3000010 .111
    David Herndon, P0000000 .000
    John Mayberry Jr., RF1010000 .375
a-flied out for Bastardo in the 9th
HR - Ben Francisco (3, Latos), Brian Schneider (2, Latos)
SF - Ben Francisco (1)
RBI - Ben Francisco 2 (10), Brian Schneider (3)
SB - Shane Victorino (4, 3rd base off Latos/Hundley), Placido Polanco 2 (3, 2nd base off Latos/Hundley, 2nd base off Latos/Hundley)
Team LOB - 12
Philadelphia Phillies
Roy Oswalt (W,3-0) 6100270 1.88
David Herndon (H,1) 0.2100100 8.22
Antonio Bastardo (H,1) 1.1100120 0.00
Jose Contreras (S,5) 1100110 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Oswalt 106-73, David Herndon 15-9, Antonio Bastardo 23-13, Jose Contreras 26-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Oswalt 5-6, David Herndon 2-0, Jose Contreras 1-1
Batters Faced - Roy Oswalt 21, David Herndon 4, Antonio Bastardo 6, Jose Contreras 5
San Diego Padres
Jason Bartlett, SS3010100 .246
Orlando Hudson, 2B4000022 .242
Jorge Cantu, 1B4000012 .152
Chase Headley, 3B3000011 .219
    Pat Neshek, P0000000 .000
   a- Eric Patterson, PH1000011 .067
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
Ryan Ludwick, LF4000000 .188
Nick Hundley, C3010100 .339
Cameron Maybin, CF3010111 .246
Chris Denorfia, RF2010011 .324
   b- Will Venable, PH-RF0000200 .154
Mat Latos, P1000010 .000
    Cory Luebke, P1000011 .000
   c- Alberto Gonzalez, PH-3B1000003 .238
   d- Brad Hawpe, PH1000012 .116
a-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
b-walked for Denorfia in the 7th
c-flied out for Luebke in the 7th
d-struck out for Gonzalez in the 9th
2B - Cameron Maybin (3, Contreras)
SB - Jason Bartlett (4, 2nd base off Oswalt/Schneider)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Bartlett-Cantu
E - Chris Denorfia (2, Dropped fly), Mat Latos (1, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
Mat Latos (L,0-3) 4.1433572 5.94
Cory Luebke 2.2100030 7.45
Pat Neshek 1200100 2.25
Chad Qualls 1000100 2.79
Pitches-Strikes - Mat Latos 107-59, Cory Luebke 35-24, Pat Neshek 19-10, Chad Qualls 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mat Latos 4-4, Cory Luebke 3-2, Pat Neshek 1-1, Chad Qualls 2-1
Batters Faced - Mat Latos 24, Cory Luebke 9, Pat Neshek 5, Chad Qualls 4
Game Information
Attendance - 27056
Game Time - 3:17
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike DiMuro