Phillies 2, Padres 0

About the only thing that came close to slowing down Vance

Worley was when his goggles started fogging up in the seventh


Otherwise, it was a great night for Worley and another win for

the Philadelphia Phillies in San Diego.

Worley struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings and combined

with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Philadelphia Phillies

beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Thursday night.

The Phillies have beaten the Padres 12 straight times at Petco

Park since 2008. Overall, the Phillies are 23-4 at the ballpark

since it opened in 2004. Dating back to Qualcomm Stadium, the

Phillies have won 25 of 29 in San Diego.

The Padres, who have the worst record in the majors, have been

shut out twice in 14 games. It was Philly’s second shutout of the


Worley (1-1) held San Diego to four hits while walking three.

His previous strikeout high was nine against the New York Mets on

Aug. 23.

He got the first two outs in the seventh before walking Jason

Barlett and allowing a single to Orlando Hudson.

”I couldn’t see, literally,” Worley said. ”I was sweating

more. More sweat and more cold air.”

A trainer came out and wiped down Worley’s goggles and he struck

out pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay to end the inning.

”It just happened tonight,” Worley said of the strikeouts. ”I

definitely don’t try to strike guys out. Today they were just

swinging and missing. I don’t know how many punchouts looking there

were, but there were a handful.”

Worley’s seven shutout innings came a night after Cliff Lee

threw 10 scoreless innings in the Phillies’ 1-0, 11-inning loss at

San Francisco on Wednesday night.

”He was good,” manager Charlie Manuel said. ”He was

aggressive and he stayed aggressive. He was around the plate all

night. Even when he missed, he was close.”

Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

The Padres struck out 12 times.

Padres manager Bud Black said the Phillies’ 12-game winning

streak at Petco is ”a little bit mind-boggling. I didn’t know the

exact numbers, but I know they have played well here. Let’s hope it

stops (Friday).”

San Diego’s Joe Wieland (0-2), making his second big league

start, threw 31 pitches in the first inning, when he allowed one

run before getting himself into and then out of a bases-loaded jam.

Wieland walked leadoff batter Juan Pierre, who advanced to third on

Placido Polanco’s single and an error on left fielder Will Venable,

then scored on Jimmy Rollins’ sacrifice fly.

Wieland then allowed consecutive singles to Hunter Pence and

Shane Victorino to load the bases before retiring John Mayberry and

Carlos Ruiz.

”I get into a habit of working too quick, and that’s what

happened today,” Wieland said. ”I was getting the ball up and I

wasn’t stepping off and slowing down. Once I figured that out, I

was fine.”

San Diego wasted a chance to tie the game in the second when

Jeremy Hermida hit a leadoff triple to right-center and was


The Padres had runners on the corners with one out in the sixth

but failed to score. Hermida struck out and Venable was thrown out

at home on a double-steal attempt. Venable collided with Ruiz, who

held onto the ball.

Philadelphia added a run in the ninth on a passed ball.

NOTES: San Diego hasn’t beaten Philadelphia at Petco Park since

Aug. 16, 2008. … Padres RHP Dustin Moseley, on the disabled list

with extensive damage in his shoulder, says he’ll have surgery but

hasn’t decided which doctor will perform it. … The four-game

series continues Friday night when Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels (1-1,

3.65 ERA), who is from San Diego, is scheduled to start against San

Diego’s Edinson Volquez (0-1, 4.24).