Saratoga’s Tim Stauffer Struggles Again As Padres Lose To Giants
Saratoga’s Tim Stauffer continued his recent losing ways on Monday against the San Francisco Giants. The Padres starting pitcher lost his 3rd straight start as the Giants defeated San Diego, 7-2.
The Spa Catholic graduate allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out one and walked one.
He gave up a solo home run to Pablo Sandoval in the first before giving up another run in the second. Then in the fourth, he allowed two runs – including another solo homer by Sandoval. He was done after throwing 98 pitches, 60 for strikes. Stauffer also struck out one and walked one.
In his previous start, Stauffer lasted only 1 2/3 innings and had a career-high seven walks in an 8-5 loss at Dodger Stadium. Six of the walks were in the second inning alone, three with the bases loaded.
Stauffer has now lost four of his last five decisions. He has gone 3-6 with a 5.66 ERA in his 10 starts since the All-Star break. The 29-year old is now 8-12 on the season with a 3.83 ERA.