NOTEBOOK : PADRES UPDATE : Larry Andersen is Dissatisfied With Outing in Return to Houston


Padre reliever Larry Andersen, who gave up the game-winning hit to Craig Biggio, blamed his emotions for his poor performance in the Padres’ 2-1 defeat Monday to the Astros.

“There was no question I was trying to do too much, coming back here for the first time,” said Andersen, who spent his past five seasons with the Astros. “You’d think after 21 years in this game, you’d know better. This just proves that pitchers aren’t the smartest people in the world. I had a giant brain cramp.

“It’s just so frustrating to me.”

Andersen, who bailed the Padres out of a bases-loaded, no one out-jam in the ninth inning Saturday against the Braves, gave up three consecutive singles in the defeat.


“I can’t give him (Biggio) any credit for that ball,” Andersen said, “because it was such a terrible pitch. It was ugly. It was like high-school stuff.”