There is only one positive aspect to the Frair's 163rd regular season game in the 2007 campaign - and that's Jake Peavy. The Padres had two chances to put the season and Wild Card title away and couldn't make it happen. They only needed one more strike... Alas, it didn't happen and the Padres now must travel to Denver, Colorado to play extend the regular season one more game to decided which team faces off against the Philadelphia Phillies. Fortunately, Bud Black can send Jake Peavy to the hill. The future Cy Young award winner has posted a 1.29 ERA against the Rockies in 2007. The red hot Rockies, winners of 13 of their last 14 contests, counter with Josh Fogg, or "Dragon Slayer", as he has been called in the Rockies clubhouse. In 2007, Fogg has 6.28 ERA against San Diego.
Peavy would have to allow 9 earned runs without recording an out to lose the National League's pitching Triple Crown (as the game's stats count toward regular season tallies). He currently has it wrapped up with a 2.36 ERA, 19 wins and 234 punch outs. It would mark the second time he's lead the NL in ERA and strikeouts in his five full seasons. Besides bringing his pitching prowess to the game, Peavy also adds a vaiable bat to the lineup. His .229 batting average tied with Marcus Giles and was ahead of Terrmell Sledge (.210). Peavy also was second on the club with 8 sacrifices (one behind Greg Maddux).
FF is putting its hopes and prayers behind Jake. May the Force be with him - always.