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The defeat put the finishing touches on a series sweep for the Mariners, who held the Padres to six hits before a crowd 34,705 at PETCO Park, and 14 hits in the weekend series.
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"No," Padres manager Bud Black said when asked if the park was psyching anyone out. "If it is, it shouldn't. I wish I could put a finger on it. You know, I can't."
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"I've been seeing it just as good as day one, I just think my hands are working a little bit better and [I'm] hitting the way that I've hit over my entire career," Ludwick said. "For some reason, I don't know what it was, last year and the beginning of this year it just didn't click. And it's clicking now."
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Asked what message the manager delivered, closer Heath Bell said, "That we’re major league ballplayers. That no matter who we’re facing, we need to have a chip on our shoulders to go out there and win every single day. "That we need beat other teams no matter where we’re playing."
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"I hate it," Bell said. "I want to get some saves, but at the end of the day I want to help this team win. It’s frustrating because I haven’t had a chance to help this team win."
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"So far we've made too many little mistakes that have compounded and hurt us during the course of a game,'' manager Bud Black said. "Offensively, on the mound, defense, all the things add up.''
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"We'll see," Bell said. "Are we going to whine and complain or are we going to do something about it? I've heard more complaining this year than all of last year.
PADRES NOTES: Ludwick getting results at plate
"We're more worried about how we feel and we try not to worry about the results but what goes into the results," Ludwick said. "I wasn't getting the results and I was kind of getting upset because I was hitting the ball hard. But at the end of the day, you have to focus on the positives."
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"He’s a very hands-on father," said Adams’ wife, Shelly. "He’s always doing stuff with them."
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The Padres are now 8-18 at Petco Park and have been outscored 109-59, or by roughly two runs a game.
Orlando Hudson was 4.3 seconds to first base on his doubleplay groundout. That's average or slightly worse, and may indicate Hudson still isn't all the way back from the hamstring injury that put him on the disabled list.