Peavy ends drought with an adjustment

From the Associated Press

Jake Peavy finally won and all it took was a minor adjustment in his delivery.

Peavy allowed a run in seven innings, Milton Bradley homered and Brian Giles had a season-high three RBIs in the San Diego Padres’ 9-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

It was the first win for Peavy (10-5) since June 19 against Baltimore. He was 0-4 in his previous five starts.

Manager Bud Black said Peavy worked with pitching coach Darren Balsley on some mechanical adjustments, and it seemed to work.


“He stayed a little taller over the rubber and his arm had a higher slot. That resulted in a better angle and created more of a downhill plane for his pitches,” Black said.

Peavy allowed four hits and struck out eight for the Padres, who won for only the second time in the last eight games.