--LF Ryan Ludwick went 1-for-4 Saturday night to extend his hitting streak to 10 straight games (17-for-39) with four homers and 14 RBI. But he took Sunday off with the struggling Padres facing 2010 A.L. Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez a day after being shut out for the ninth time this season and after losing for a fourth time in five games.
--LHP Clayton Richard is 0-3 at home this season despite a respectable 2.42 ERA for four starts at Petco Park. Going back to last season, the Padres have lost the last nine home starts made by Richard going back to last season. The franchise record for losing home starts by a pitcher is 11 by Bill Grief in 1972. The Padres lost 10 straight home starts made by Bobby Jones in 2001.
--2B Orlando Hudson is 1-for-12 with a double since coming off the disabled list Thursday (right hamstring strain). He did have a walk-off sacrifice fly Thursday night in the only game the Padres won over the first five games of an eight-game homestand.
--RHP Tim Stauffer is 0-2 over his last three starts and has given up 13 runs on 26 hits in just 16 2/3 innings, an ERA of 7.02. Stauffer allowed a season-high 10 hits Sunday against Seattle, the second-highest total of his career.
--SS Jason Bartlett singled Sunday against Seattle RHP Felix Hernandez, snapping a 0-for-15 lifetime streak against the 2010 A.L. Cy Young Award winner. The really good news Sunday for Bartlett was he didn't make an error. Bartlett had made errors in four straight games (five total) and had made seven errors in his previous 10 starts.
--3B Chase Headley singled against Seattle starter Felix Hernandez on Sunday. That broke a career 0-for-12 against the AL Cy Young award winner.
BY THE NUMBERS
9 -- Straight games in which the Padres made at least one error through Saturday night. The streak ended Sunday, but the Padres, who led the National League in fielding last season, ranks next-to-last this year. The Padres have already given up 26 unearned runs this season compared to 32 all of 2010.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I wish I could put a finger on it. I can't." -- Padres manager Bud Black talking about the Padres' pitiful play at Petco Park, where they lost 18 of their first 26 home games while hitting .203 and averaging 2.27 runs per game.
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