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ST26: Rangers lose 13-11

No time to write at the moment. Bummer about Eaton. :(


ST26: Mar 29, 2006 vs. Padres (L: 13-11)
10-15-1 (.400) – 9th – 7 Dn – Streak L3
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Game Recap
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Adam Eaton left his final spring training start for the Texas Rangers after 1 1-3 innings Wednesday, feeling pain in the same finger that sent him to the disabled list in San Diego last season.
Eaton, who was trailing his former team 3-1, came out because of discomfort in his right middle finger. He was scheduled to pitch the Rangers’ second game Tuesday against Boston but said he probably would miss several starts.
“Judging by how it was last year, I’d say I’m going to miss more than a few starts,” said Eaton, who ended up allowing four runs and five hits in the Rangers’ 13-11 loss.
Before injuring the finger June 15 in his first loss in two months and shortest start all season, Eaton was 9-1 with a 3.18 ERA for San Diego. Eaton twice went on the disabled list after that, was 2-4 in his last nine starts and didn’t pitch for the Padres in a three-game playoff loss to St. Louis.
An MRI exam was scheduled later Wednesday, and the results were expected Thursday.
“It came on a breaking ball,” Eaton said. “I knew something was wrong right away. When they came out to visit me at the mound, they put the ball in my hand, and I couldn’t even squeeze it.”
General manager Jon Daniels and manager Buck Showalter tried to be optimistic.
“Last season he had a lot of swelling, but there isn’t any of that this time,” Showalter said. “We’re going to have to see the medical reports and then figure out where we go from there.”
Eaton was making his first start since getting hit by a line drive below his pitching elbow March 19 against the Chicago Cubs.
“My mind-set right now is if we have a hole, we’ll have to fill it,” Daniels said. “We have a lot of options to consider.”
San Diego starter Jake Peavy said he was “devastated” to see his friend and former teammate injured again.
“I feel sick to my stomach,” Peavy said. “You hate to see anybody get injured, but it’s especially tough to see this happen to Adam. I’ve known him as long as I’ve known anybody in baseball. It’s the same thing he did with us last season. He was out two months.”
Peavy, the Padres’ scheduled opening-day starter Monday in San Francisco, made his second start since returning from the World Baseball Classic. He won despite allowing five hits and four runs in five innings.
Brian Giles hit two home runs for San Diego as the teams combined for six homers in swirling winds. Adrian Gonzalez, who came to the Padres in the trade that sent Eaton to Texas, had the other San Diego homer.
David Dellucci, Mark Teixeira and Brad Wilkerson homered for the Rangers. It was Teixeira’s first homer of spring training.

Box Score

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
SAN DIEGO            2  2  2   0  1  5   1  0  0  13 16  0
TEXAS                1  0  1   0  2  0   2  2  3  11 14  0   FINAL
WP - JAKE PEAVY (2-0) LP - ADAM EATON (0-2)
HOME RUNS: SDG - BRIAN GILES (1) OFF ADAM EATON IN THE 1ST BRIAN GILES (2) OFF ERASMO RAMIREZ IN THE 3RD ADRIAN GONZALEZ (2) OFF AKINORI OTSUKA IN THE 5TH TEX - MARK TEIXEIRA (1) OFF JAKE PEAVY IN THE 1ST BRAD WILKERSON (3) OFF JAKE PEAVY IN THE 3RD DAVID DELLUCCI (4) OFF JAKE PEAVY IN THE 5TH
TIME: 2:57 ATT: 3,802
SAN DIEGO (13) AT TEXAS (11)
SAN DIEGO AB R H BI TEXAS AB R H BI D Roberts lf 3 1 1 0 B Wilkerson cf 2 1 1 1 B Johnson cf 2 0 0 0 L Nix cf 3 0 0 0 M Cameron cf 1 1 0 1 M Young ss 4 0 0 0 E Valent rf 1 0 1 1 T Olson 3b 1 1 1 0 B Giles rf 4 2 2 3 M Teixeira 1b 4 2 2 1 C Kolkhorst lf 1 0 0 0 N Gold 1b 1 0 1 1 M Piazza c 4 1 0 0 P Nevin dh 3 0 0 0 A Gonzalez 1b 5 3 4 3 G Laird dh 2 2 1 1 S Cassidy dh 4 1 2 2 H Blalock 3b 3 0 0 0 T Sledge dh 1 0 0 0 J Burke c 2 0 2 2 M Bellhorn 3b 4 0 1 1 K Mench rf 3 1 2 0 L Cruz 2b 1 0 0 0 A Brown lf 1 1 0 1 K Greene ss 3 2 2 0 D Dellucci lf 3 1 1 2 G Blum ss 2 1 1 0 A Hyzdu rf 1 0 0 0 J Barfield 2b 3 1 2 2 R Barajas c 2 0 1 0 J Leone 3b 1 0 0 0 M Derosa 3b 2 1 1 1 I Kinsler 2b 3 0 1 1 D Jimenez 2b 0 1 0 0 TOTALS 40 13 16 13 TOTALS 40 11 14 11
SAN DIEGO 222 015 100 -- 13 TEXAS 101 020 223 -- 11
DP--TEXAS 2. LOB--SAN DIEGO 6, TEXAS 4. 2B--A Gonzalez 2, K Greene 2, M Bellhorn, G Blum, E Valent, J Barfield, K Mench 2, M Derosa. 3B--M Teixeira. HR--B Giles 2 (2) (off A Eaton, E Ramirez), A Gonzalez 1 (2) (off A Otsuka), D Dellucci 1 (4) (off J Peavy), M Teixeira 1 (1) (off J Peavy), B Wilkerson 1 (3) (off J Peavy). SF--M Cameron, A Brown.
IP H R ER BB SO HR SAN DIEGO J Peavy (W,2-0) 5 5 4 4 0 5 3 A Embree 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 B Sweeney 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 S Cassidy 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 E Junge 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 TEXAS A Eaton (L,0-2) 1 1-3 5 4 4 1 0 1 S Feldman 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 E Ramirez 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 A Otsuka 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 B Shouse 2-3 3 5 5 2 0 0 J Leicester 3 1-3 4 1 1 0 2 0
HBP--J Leone by J Leicester. SO--SDG: M Bellhorn, D Roberts, T Sledge, K Greene, J Leone. TEX: M Teixeira 2, A Hyzdu, A Brown, M Young, L Nix, P Nevin, B Wilkerson, H Blalock. BB--SDG: M Cameron 2, D Roberts, M Piazza. TEX: D Jimenez. T--2:57. A--3,802.

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