San Diego, CA- For the 16th time this season the San Diego Padres were shutout as the Braves defeated the Padres 2-0. After winning the first game of the series, the Padres would go on to lose the next three games to lose the four game series.
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The only positive from today’s game was the impressive performance by 37-year-old former outfielder turned pitcher Jason Lane in his first MLB Pitching Start. Lane allowed only one run on six hits and two strikeouts in six innings of work.
The Padres recalled Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso today for a spot start in place of the injured Ian Kennedy. Lane made his major league debut on the mound for the Padres earlier this season and was solid in his two relief appearances against the Pirates. Lane allowed one hit in 4.1 scoreless innings of work. Lane is (6-8) with a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A El Paso this season.
Jason Lane today became the oldest starting pitcher in Padres franchise history to make his major league debut. The last 37-year-old Padres pitcher to allow one run in 6 innings of work was Hall Of Famer Greg Maddux in 2008.
Friars on Base
The Braves scored their only run off Jason Lane in the bottom of the 7th on a leadoff homer by Evan Gattis, his 17th homer of the season to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.
Gattis would strike again with an RBI single off Dale Thayer in the eighth to extend the Braves lead to 2-0.