Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

San Diego leads 2-0 (as of 8/31)

Game 1: Friday, August 30
Colorado 0Final
San Diego 2
Game 2: Saturday, August 31
Colorado 0Final
San Diego 3
Game 3: Sunday, September 1
Colorado 5Final
San Diego 9
Game 4: Monday, September 2
Colorado 5Final
San Diego 2

Rockies 0

(61-75, 22-46 away)

Padres 3

(58-77, 36-32 home)

    10:05 PM ET, August 31, 2002

    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California 

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    W: C. Condrey (1-0)

    L: A. Cook (0-1)

    S: T. Hoffman (34)

    Padres hand Rockies eighth straight loss

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Rookie Clay Condrey found a way to steal the spotlight away from Tony Gwynn.

    On a night when future the Hall of Famer was honored, Condrey threw 7 1/3 innings of shutout ball, leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 win on Saturday night over the Colorado Rockies.

    Although Gwynn, the eight-time NL batting champ, was enshrined into the Padres Hall of Fame, the night clearly belonged to Condrey.

    "I don't think you could ask for a better scenario than tonight,'' Condrey said. "With the ceremony for Tony, the guys playing great defense and to have (Trevor) Hoffman closing it out, that's great.''

    Condrey (1-0) combined with Brandon Villafuerte and Hoffman, who took sole possession of fifth place all-time with 348 career saves, for San Diego's first back-to-back shutouts since Aug. 14 and 16, 1998, against Milwaukee.

    Hoffman teamed with Brett Tomko as the Padres shut out Colorado 2-0 on Friday night. The Rockies were blanked in consecutive games for the first time since May 5-6, 2000, at San Francisco.

    Condrey allowed four hits, all singles, as he held the Rockies in check. He did not allow a runner past second base and retired the first two batters in each inning until he allowed a one-out walk to pinch-hitter Greg Norton in the eighth.

    "(Condrey) was definitely very poised out there,'' said Hoffman, who picked up his 34 save in 36 chances.

    Hoffman presented the game ball to Condrey after the final out.

    "That was a thrill I will never forget,'' said Condrey, 26.

    Condrey made his major league debut on Wednesday at Houston, pitching one scoreless inning in relief.

    "He changed locations with his pitches,'' Colorado's Sandy Alomar Jr. "He kept the ball low at the knees and that's important for a young pitcher.''

    Gene Kingsale helped Condrey with a two-run single in the fifth that gave San Diego a 3-0 lead.

    The Rockies tied their season-high for losses. Colorado, which also lost eight straight, July 22-31, has not scored in 20 consecutive innings.

    "We have lost eight in a row, so we are in a little bit of a funk offensively,'' Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said.

    Aaron Cook (0-1) gave up three runs and nine hits in seven innings of his second major league start. Cook, 23, made his major league debut on Monday with a no-decision after allowing three runs in six innings against San Francisco at Coors Field.

    Kingsale's two-run single gave Condrey some breathing room. After Mark Kotsay reached on a fielder's choice and went to third on Ryan Klesko's double, Kingsale slapped a two-out line drive past third baseman Todd Zeile.

    The Rockies handed San Diego a run in the first inning on an error by shortstop Juan Uribe. After one-out singles by Kotsay and Klesko, Nevin hit a one-hop grounder to second baseman Terry Shumpert. But Uribe dropped the underhand toss from Shumpert, allowing Kotsay to score.

    Game notes


    Gwynn became the seventh member of the Padres Hall of Fame. ... The last time the Rockies dropped nine straight was during an 11-game streak in 2000. ... Alomar Jr. appeared for the first time against the organization that signed him to his first contract in 1983. Alomar, a touted minor leaguer, appeared in just eight games for San Diego in 1988-89 before being traded to Cleveland in 1989.

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