Both the Padres and Astros did all their scoring in the first inning on Saturday. Greg Maddux rebounded from allowing 3 runs in the first by surrendering just one hit over the next 5 innings. Unfortunately for Maddux, the Padres suffered their 14th game with 4 or fewer hits of the 2007 campaign while succumbing to Roy Oswalt and company 3-1. Newcomer Scott Hairston popped out for Maddux in the 7th.
The Friars look to even the series in their rubber match on Sunday as Tim Stauffer steps into Chris Young's spot in the rotation opposite Jason Jennings. Stauffer has gone 2-0 for the AAA Portland Beavers over his last 3 starts with a 3.00 ERA and 4-1 strikeout/walk ratio. Young was transferred to the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 25, and is eligible to return on August 8.