Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stauffer Hoping To Keep Ethier Frozen

With the Ethier streak at 25 and counting,'s Jesse Sanchez previews today's Padres starter Tim Stauffer:

Will San Diego's Tim Stauffer be the streak stopper? The Padres sure hope so.

Stauffer turned in a solid effort in his last time out, tossing six innings while allowing two runs in a game that went 11 innings. The Padres eventually lost to the Phillies, 4-2, keeping Stauffer winless on the season, but he matched his career high with seven strikeouts.

He's pitched well in his past two starts, earning a no-decision in each.

"I felt pretty good," Stauffer said. "Overall results, I felt pretty good, just a little bit upset with that [sixth] inning there, how it unfolded. After we scored a run, I was hoping to go out there and put up a zero. A couple of hits that found the right places, and an unfortunate finish."

Let's make sure Stauffer doesn't heat up today.