Trevor Hoffman Struggles Again for Pads

Closer blows second save in three games as Dodgers roll, 3-2
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2008 10:07 PM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers' Russell Martin watches his game-tying double head for the left field gap in the seventh inning.   (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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(Newser) – Trevor Hoffman was charged with his second loss in his last three games, allowing Chin-lung Hu's tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Hoffman, baseball's career leader with 526 saves, also picked up the loss on Tuesday when he blew a save against Houston.

He dropped to 0-2 with a 12.27 ERA in four games this season. Hoffman had two blown saves in three games at the end of last season, including that epic 13-inning loss at Colorado on Oct. 1 in the wild-card tiebreaker game. Hu's hit drove in Russell Martin, who scored without a throw.