Quotable

"We know we're awful. We're embarrassed, to be honest. We've got to keep coming out here and getting after it. We have no choice. Right now it's like a virus has hit our bats and now it's hit our staff a little bit."

Padres Manager Bruce Bochy on the slump that has cost his team first place in the NL West

Personnel Dept.

Cubs: Jody Gerut, acquired from Cleveland on July 18, went 0 for 2 to drop his average with the team to .071 (1 for 14). He was pulled in the seventh inning and then was traded to Pittsburgh for OF Matt Lawton.

Padres: Activated RHP Adam Eaton, their winningest pitcher, from the 15-day DL and optioned rookie RHP Tim Stauffer to Class AAA Portland.

Eaton had been on the DL with a strained tendon in his right middle finger. He is 9-2 with a 3.42 ERA.

Rockies: Newly acquired OF Larry Bigbie arrived at Coors Field about an hour before game time but did not play.

By the Numbers

172,835

The number of fans who attended the four-game series between host Houston and the Mets. It was the most in franchise history. The majority booed New York OF Carlos Beltran, a former Astro, every time he hit or the ball was hit to him in center field.

Today in Baseball

1978: Pete Rose went 0 for 4 against Atlanta to end his 44-game hitting streak.

-- Compiled by

Christian Swezey