TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Adam Eaton was the latest San Diego starter
to impress, throwing three scoreless innings in the Padres' 4-0
victory Monday over the Los Angeles Angels.
Eaton allowed three hits and walked one. Six relievers followed
him to the mound to complete the shutout.
Through four spring training games, San Diego starters have
given up seven hits and no earned runs in 11 innings.
Dave Roberts preserved the streak with a diving catch of Garret
Anderson's deep drive to right-center to end the first inning. The
Angels were held to one hit over the final six innings one day
after getting 17 hits in a 17-4 victory over Oakland.
Brian Giles went 3-for-3, and Ramon Hernandez and Sean Burroughs
had two hits each for the Padres, who had 12 hits off seven Angels
pitchers. Ryan Klesko and Hernandez hit RBI singles in the third
Angels starter Jarrod Washburn pitched two shutout innings in
his first outing of the spring with three strikeouts. He worked out
of a first-inning jam by striking out Klesko on a sharp slider and
getting Hernandez to ground out with runners on first and second.
Washburn, 67-49 in seven seasons with the Angels, is eligible
for free agency next fall. He was 11-8 with a 4.64 ERA in 25 games
last year in a season he called disappointing.
"I think I've proven in the past that when I'm healthy, I'm
pretty successful," he said. "Health is the No. 1 issue for me. I
just want to work toward building up to 100 pitches and getting
ready for the season."
Washburn said he's working on a split-finger pitch, a delivery
he tinkered with last season.
^Notes:@ Angels catcher Bengie Molina was a late scratch because of
stiffness in his calf. He is day-to-day. ... Angels manager Mike
Scioscia said rookie third baseman Dallas McPherson is making
strides toward more playing time because he is recovering from back