Road Woes

An error on Sean Burroughs cost the San Diego Padres two runs in a tight game and proved to be the difference as the Friars lost 4-2 to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

In the bottom of the fourth, Johnny Estrada drew a one out walk. Andruw Jones came up and hit a grounder to third. Sean Burroughs subsequently made a throwing error that put Jones on safely. An Adam LaRoche single loaded the bases. Damon Hollins, a rookie called up from the minors, grounded into a force out – what would have been the last out of the inning – that scored Estrada. Jesse Garcia followed with an RBI single.

Damon Hollins drove in three runs, two coming on productive outs.

Adam Eaton pitched seven innings and allowed four runs, two earned, on six hits to fall to 1-2.

Eaton scored the first run of the game for the Padres. Eaton smacked a one out double to left and one out later scored on a Mark Loretta single. Loretta would score the only other run on a wild pitch by John Smoltz in the ninth. After doubling to open the inning and moving to third on a Brian Giles single, he scored on the wild pitch.

Notes

The Padres are 228-298 against the Braves all-time. The Padres have had a winning mark vs. Atlanta in only 10 of the 35 season series dating back to 1969. The Friars are 8-21 since 2000 and 52-80 since 1990 after finishing 89-88 during the 1980s.

Eaton's last outing against the Braves came August 12, 2003 at Turner Field. In that game tallied the win after tossing 5.0 innings, allowing four runs on six hits as the Padres won 14-4.

An oblique strain near the rib cage on his right side had Ryan Klesko on the shelf. Although he did make the trip to Atlanta, he is not expected to play.

Jeff Cirillo went 1-for-3 in his second game rehabbing in Portland.


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