--Padres CEO Jeff Moorad Sunday said negotiations toward a new local television deal will have a "direct impact" on the Padres' 2012 payroll. A new television deal could result in an increase of 10-20 percent in the club's player salary obligations, which ranked 27th according to USA Today's opening-day calculations at $45,869,140. "There are several active discussions going on at the moment," Moorad said. "And we hope to have something concluded sooner rather than later."
--1B Brad Hawpe was 2-for-4 Sunday, 3-for-8 over two starts at Dodger Stadium and 7-for-20 over his last five games to raise his average from a dreadful .098 to a terrible .169. Hawpe's lifetime average of .362 (55-for-152) over 45 games at Dodger Stadium is the second highest in the storied history of the facility -- topped only by the .371 mark of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. "I've always enjoyed playing here, I like this ballpark," admitted Hawpe. Hawpe's two-run single off Jon Garland in the second inning Sunday equaled his RBI count for his first 67 at-bats of the season.
--RHP Heath Bell successfully converted his 40th straight save Saturday night to move into a tie for sixth on the all-time list of straight save conversions. If he converts a 41st straight, Bell will tie Trevor Hoffman's Padres record and move into a tie for fourth on the all-time list with Hoffman and Rod Beck.
--RHP Dustin Moseley picked up his first win Sunday. The biggest factor wasn't the seven shutout innings pitched by Moseley. It was the fact that the Padres scored three runs when he was pitching. The Padres didn't score a run for Moseley over the first 26 2/3 innings and were shut out in each of his first three starts. His official run support number was a miniscule 0.57 runs per game going into Sunday's start at Dodger Stadium. The Padres' three-run second represented one more run than the Padres had scored during Moseley's first five starts -- a span covering 31 2/3 innings. Moseley lowered his ERA to 1.63 and his ERA for four road starts is a miniscule 0.68.
--RHP Tim Stauffer is 0-0 over his last three starts despite a 1.87 ERA. He departed Saturday night's game with the score tied 2-2. Stauffer has the second-worst run support figure in the major leagues (1.61) to teammate Dustin Moseley.
--RHP Mike Adams worked a 1-2-3 eighth and has retired 42 of the 45 hitters he has faced this season.
--The 12 runs scored by the Padres the past two days equaled their run total for the previous eight games.
BY THE NUMBERS
20 -- Times in 28 games that the other team has scored first.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"It was nice to play the type of game we want to play. As nice as those extra runs were, we were going to win that game with the three runs. That's what we're going to be... we're about winning 3-2, 2-1. With our pitching, we don't need a lot of runs." -- Padres 3B Chase Headley, Sunday after the Padres scored a 7-0 victory over the Dodgers.
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