The San Diego Padres got bad news from the start of the game, when starting pitcher Mat Latos was scratched from his start with the stomach flu. The 22 year old Latos has been the team’s ace, but after the game was cited as saying he would be ready to go for Tuesday’s start.
The news got better for San Diego when Nick Hundley blasted a solo homerun in the third inning to give the Padres a 1-0 lead over San Diego. Stomachs started getting a bit uneasy in the fourth when the Dodgers threatened, but came away with just one to tie the game up. The Padres added two runs in the fourth and from that point kept the lead for a 4-2 win.
San Diego got two hits from their slugger Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez now is batting .305. Nick Hundley also added two hits for San Diego in the win.
The Padres got the win from reliever Mike Adams. Adams pitched 1.2 innings of hitless and scoreless ball to pick up the win. Heath Bell picked up his 38th save on the season with two strikeouts in the ninth.
The win for San Diego moved them to 77-59 overall, and 39-29 when playing at Petco Field. The Padres remained one game ahead of the Giants for first place in the National League West. Los Angeles with the loss fell to 69-69 overall, and 28-38 when playing on the road.