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"I only gave up one earned run, and I didn’t give up a homer today," said the Padres’ young ace, searching for the positives after suffering his ninth consecutive loss, an error-aided five inning performance in San Diego’s 7-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves, "I did my job for the most part…just have to keep going."
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"What did make him so dominant in the past against us was the fact that he could go out there and dot 95 miles per hour on either side of the plate, and you had to respect it. And that made his offspeed stuff that much more effective. He's got plus offspeed stuff, but if you're going up there, seeing five or six pitches, and you know you're going to see three or four breaking balls, guys are going to start sitting on it."
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"I make that play more times than not," Hawpe said of a play Braves players thought should have been scored a hit. "It's not a ball you see too often (right-handed hitter spiking a ball down the first-base line), but I should have made the play. No excuses."
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The Padres have been shut out seven times in their first 25 games of 2011. This exceeds their total for the entire seasons of 1990 (six), 1995 (six), and 2004 (three). It also, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, marks a new MLB record for times being shut out in April.
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"I didn’t make the play," said Hawpe, who was sarcastically cheered later in the game for making routine plays.
"He couldn't string pitches together. We have seen that this year," Black said of Latos. "There's inconsistency from hitter to hitter. Some good hitters got him. And when you make mistakes to those guys, they can capitalize."
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"If it's just a cleanup, shaving of the labrum, then I could be back by August," Thatcher said after the Padres lost to the Braves, 7-0. "If it's a repair, then we're looking at nine to 12 months."
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"It all depends on what the doctors see," Thatcher said. "They're going to look at the labrum. If it's a simple cleanup procedure, I'll be out three months, and hopefully be back pitching in August.
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