Saratoga’s Tim Stauffer, Padres Roughed Up By Phillies
Tim Stauffer has been the Padres most consistent starting pitcher this year.
But on Sunday, the Saratoga native struggled for one of the few times this season and the result was a 5-3 Philadelphia win in front of 45,241 at Citizens Bank Park.
In 8 straight starts coming into the game, Stauffer had given up two or fewer earned runs. Struggling with his control, he gave up five runs, eight hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings on Sunday.
The four walks tied for the second most he has allowed in a game this season. Raul Ibanez and Carlos Ruiz each drove in two runs for Philadelphia.
Stauffer came into Sunday’s game against the Phillies with a 2.83 ERA, eighth best in the National League. The Spa Catholic graduate is now 6-7 on the season with a 3.05 ERA.