SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Scott Olsen pitched the best game of his young
"That's probably the best outing I've ever had," said the
22-year-old rookie left-hander Olsen. "I was worried a lot in the
bullpen. My ball wasn't quite right. It's two different worlds --the
bullpen and the game."
He struck out eight and walked one. Joe Borowski came on in
ninth to pick up his eighth save in nine opportunities.
Olsen said his slider was his go-to pitch. "It was breaking the
way I wanted it to break," said Olsen. "Six or seven of my
strikeouts were on sliders."
With the game tied 1-1, pinch-hitter Henry Ramirez drew a
leadoff walk in the eighth inning from Clay Hensley (4-5) and was
sacrificed to second by Alfredo Amezaga. One out later, Mike Jacobs
greeted reliever Alan Embree with a single to left that plated
"It was a first-pitch fastball," said Jacobs." He ran it in
on me. It's one of those situations that a lot of times they start
you with a break ball lefty-on-lefty. Sometimes you guess right. I
was able to do that tonight."
Hensley settled down after giving up two hits in the first
inning. He didn't allow another hit over his final 6 2-3 innings.
He walked four and struck out one.
"It was frustrating," said Hensley. "It was just one of those
days that it didn't go our way. I was just happy that I was
executing a lot of the pitches. I was happy I got my fastball
Hensley got out of a bases-loaded no-out jam in the top of the
The Marlins loaded the bases on a walk to Miguel Cabrera and
back-to-back bunts by Cody Ross and Jeremy Hermida. After getting
the first out on a force at home, Hensley got catcher Matt Treanor
to hit into a double play with Barfield's throw just beating
Treanor at first.
The Marlins took a 1-0 lead in the first after Amezaga led off
the game with a double. He moved to third on Dan Uggla's bunt
single and scored on Jacobs' double play groundout.
The Padres tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning. Cameron
led off with a triple just over the glove of a leaping third
baseman Miguel Cabrera. Cameron scored when Olsen threw a wild
pitch to Brian Giles.
"We didn't play well, we didn't execute," said Padres manager
Bruce Bochy. "We needed to move some runners, but we're able to do
it. We battled there and we're close, but just came up short."
Adrian Gonzalez' 17-game hitting streak came to an end as
the Padres first baseman went 0-for-3. It appeared that Gonzalez
would get a chance to extend the streak in the ninth, but he was
walked intentionally. ... Olsen is 4-1 on the road and 1-2 at home.
His strikeout total was one off his career high set May 13th at