Peavy’s 16 Ks Not Enough, as Padres Take It

Rookie drills walk-off homer after Peavy fans 9 in a row
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 26, 2007 10:36 AM CDT
San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy follows through against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at Chase Field in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Stephen Drew stole the spotlight from Jake Peavy, connecting on a two-run walk-off homer off Trevor Hoffman in the ninth inning as the Diamondbacks upended the Padres 3-2. The rookie’s blast off of the future Hall of Famer overshadowed a historic effort from Peavy, who tied a career high in fanning 16 D-Backs.

The Alabama native's seven shutout innings inlcuded nine Ks in a row, one shy of the Major League record. But in the end, it was Drew who got the last laugh. His first homer of the year made a winner of Tony Pena, who relieved reigning N.L. Cy Young winner Brandon Webb after eight strong innings.