FriarBall: Hensley blistered

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hensley blistered

Facing the slumping Cubs should have been enough and Alfonso Soriano leaving the game in the 5th inning with an injury only down 3-1 should have been insurance for Clay Hensley's first win this season. But for some reason, the Cubs offense got going and the Padres were drubbed 12-4.

Now Hensley and manager Bud Black said the blister that had been bothering Hensley previously was not a factor but at this point, the Padres should be searching for anything that might signify why a pitcher that went 11-12 with a 3.71 ERA last year suddenly can't win a game.

With Tuesday's game ending the short series in Chicago, the team needs Greg Maddux and his veteran savvy to avoid losing its fourth straight game and second straight series. Of course a little offense would help too.

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