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Padres Lose Roberts then GAme


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CRAP!:icon_evil: this here is bulshitttt
Padres lose Roberts, then game
06/17/2006 9:43 PM ET By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com

ANAHEIM -- Things couldn't have been looking or going much better for the Padres in the bright Saturday afternoon sunshine at Angel Stadium.
Jake Peavy was back in prime-time form, mowing down hitters in front of a 43,909 sellout. The defense was dazzling behind him -- third baseman Vinny Castilla saved a run with a spectacular play right before another gem by right fielder Brian Giles, tumbling into the crowd. A first-inning run on a Mike Cameron double and Giles single seemed destined to stand up.
Then came the sixth -- and a string of events that left Dave Roberts, the consistently dynamic catalyst, in a nearby hospital having his right knee examined, and saddled Peavy with another hard-luck loss, his fifth in his past six starts.
The Angels' 3-2, series-tying decision came when Garret Anderson homered with one out, Juan Rivera was hit with a pitch -- Peavy insisted after viewing the video it was "two inches off the plate" with Rivera diving in -- and Dallas McPherson stroked an 0-1 fastball into the left-field corner.
It became an inside-the-park, game-winning, two-run homer when Roberts crashed into the concrete base of the wall, the ball tumbling out of his glove on impact against the short barrier in the corner.
"He [McPherson] just hit it in a tough spot there," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "Dave's been making great plays out there, and he was about to make a great play when he hit the wall. He went all out there. We're just hoping for good news. This guy's been playing great baseball."
Taken to Anaheim Memorial Hospital, Roberts had the right knee X-rayed. He'd been removed from the field in a cart after he was unable to put any pressure on the leg, having remained on the ground clutching his knee as McPherson and Rivera circled the bases.
Early reports indicated that X-rays were negative, and that while there was some swelling, it was thought to be a contusion of the right knee. He's scheduled to be re-evaluated at a later date.
"The only way for him to stop his momentum is to slide -- and he smoked his knee good," said Giles, who drove home both San Diego runs with a double and single. "That's the way Doc approaches it. Hopefully, it's a bruised kneecap and he'll be out a few days."
Roberts is hitting .295 with 36 runs scored, second on the club to Giles' 37, and is tied for the league lead with eight triples. He's errorless in 57 games, having smoothly made the transition to left to accommodate Cameron's Gold Glove in center.
"Our thoughts are with Doc [Roberts]," Peavy said. "That's a huge loss. Somebody like that, competitive as Dave is, laying on the ground ... you know something's wrong."
Not much has been right with Peavy this season. He fell to 4-8, a far cry from his 46-31 record coming into his fifth season in San Diego. An ERA champion at age 23 in 2004, he's at 4.81 now -- the highest on his own staff, starters and relievers included.
But Peavy, having delivered his first complete game since outdueling Roger Clemens last August, was upbeat about his performance in the wake of shoulder tendonitis issues that have tamed down -- even though he intends to have an MRI taken and evaluated after his next start on Friday at home against Seattle.

Peavy, who was examined by Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum after the game, said he's convinced it couldn't be anything too serious if he was able to throw 107 relatively pain-free pitches against the Angels. The impending MRI, Peavy said, is "precautionary," to clear his mind that it's something that can be treated and nothing structural.
"We're going to catch a break soon," Peavy said, having given up only four hits and two walks while striking out seven. "I wanted to be aggressive in the strike zone, get some outs. It was a good day -- not a good day because we lost. But we played hard and made it a ballgame all the way to the finish."
Closer Francisco Rodriguez was pushed to the limits to notch his 16th save, the win going to starter Ervin Santana (7-3) with six solid innings. He gave up one earned run on three hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.
With two outs in the ninth, Khalil Greene coaxed a walk. Castilla -- who'd robbed Orlando Cabrera of an RBI with a backhanded stab in the third -- slashed a single to right, bringing up Josh Barfield.
Working the count full, the rookie second baseman slashed a slider -- K-Rod threw him nothing else -- that seemed headed for the left-field corner. McPherson stabbed it with a backhand and made the out at first.
"I thought we had some great at-bats in the ninth," Bochy said. "Josh hit the ball hard there. Another foot or two, and it's a different ballgame."
Tough losses can be overcome. The Padres' concerns were with Roberts.
"I knew it was going to be close," Cameron, coming over to assist on the play, said of the collision of his buddy with a barrier offering no give. "He traveled a long ways. The more time he had to travel, he's going to pick up more speed. I hope Doc's all right. We need him." Roberts' dad, a career military man, was attending the game, making it a Father's Day weekend. Father and son understand the meaning of commitment to the task at hand. It isn't in Dave's nature to take the easy, safe route.


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That was a bad loss. It seems every time Peavy is pitching, they give him no run support. It must get very frustrating. 4-7 does not speak for what he has done this season.


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:no: UPDATE:

Bruised Roberts facing stay on disabled list
By Tom Krasovic

June 19, 2006
ANAHEIM – The Padres will put left fielder Dave Roberts on the disabled list and probably recall outfielder Ben Johnson from Triple-A Portland before facing the Rangers in Texas tomorrow. Manager Bruce Bochy said Roberts will be out from 2-6 weeks because of a deep knee bruise suffered Saturday when Roberts thudded against a concrete wall in pursuit of a fly ball at Anaheim Stadium.
Bochy said an MRI exam yesterday apparently revealed no major damage to ligaments, tendons or cartilage. “He'll be out up to possibly 4-6 weeks,” Bochy said. “It's hard to say right now. We don't think it'll be that long.”
Eric Young is the primary replacement for Roberts, who showed good defensive range and is second among National League leadoff men in combined on-base and slugging percentage. Roberts was batting .295 and leads the team in triples (8) and stolen bases (19).
“That's a very valuable player we lost for (at least) two weeks,” said third baseman Vinny Castilla. “But E.Y. has been a leadoff hitter for his whole career and he's proven and he's going to do the job, too.”
Portland's regular center fielder, Johnson has batted .254 with seven doubles and six home runs in 114 at-bats since he was demoted on May 13. The outfielders in reserve yesterday included infielder Mark Bellhorn and catcher Rob Bowen.
Bochy said that beyond Young, the candidates for the leadoff spot include No. 2 hitter Mike Cameron.


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Nice job against the Rangers. Looks like our offseason trades worked out very well...so far.

Also, congrats on regaining 1st place. Lets not lose it now!