Stat of the Day

10 – The number of strikeouts by Padres ace Jake Peavy on Friday, as San Diego (19-17) beat the St. Louis Cardinals (14-19) 7-0. Peavy (5-1) became the first Padre to record 10 strikeouts in four consecutive starts and the first to do it since Randy Johnson with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004. He also became the first pitcher in modern baseball history (since 1900) to do so while not pitching more than seven innings in each start. Peavy worked seven shutout innings of 3-hit ball and is tied for the NL-lead in wins, leads the majors with 66 strikeouts in just 53 1/3 innings pitched, is second in the majors with a 1.52 ERA and third in the majors with a 0.94 WHIP.

Kip Wells (1-7) lost his sixth straight start for the Cards, pitching six innings and giving up four runs. On the exact opposite end of the spectrum, he leads the majors in losses and owns a 6.51 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, as the team has had a rough opening month to begin the season.


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