San Diego Padres avoid the sweep as Despaigne shuts down the D’backs


San Diego, CA- Rookie Odrisamer Despaigne carried the San Diego Padres sunday afternoon with another excellent start to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 and avoid the series sweep.

Despaigne improved to (2-0) on the season for the San Diego Padres, after allowing only one run on five hits in 6.2 innings of work. Despaigne made his major league debut last Monday against the San Francisco Giants and pitched seven shutout innings to carry the San Diego Padres to a 1-0 win over the 1st place Giants.

The Diamondbacks scored their only run of Despaigne to begin the game as Ender Inciarte scored on an RBI single by Miguel Montero in the top of the first to give the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead.

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The San Diego Padres would take the lead in the bottom of the fourth, as Chase Headley scored on an RBI double by Cameron Maybin to tie the game at 1-1 and Tommy Medica would score on a sacrifice fly by Alexi Amarista off Diamondbacks starter Mike Bolsinger to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 lead.

Huston Street would close out the game with a perfect ninth for his 21st save of the season.

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  • Rookie Odrisamer Despaigne after todays start became the second San Diego Padres pitcher since (Bob Shirley in 1977) to pitch 6.2+ innings and allow 1 ER or less in first 2 career games. Despaigne is now  just the seventh pitcher in franchise history to earn a win in each of his first two career games. Despaigne also became the 21st pitcher in Major League Baseball history to go 2-0 with 1 or less runs allowed in 13.2+ IP in first two career appearances since 1914 according to Patrick Kurish the San Diego Padres Communications Coordinator.

    The Padres now begin a three-game home series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, as former San Diego Padres ace Mat Latos takes the mound against rookie Jesse Hahn.