05/02/10 9:22 PM ET
Gonzalez finally gets a day to rest
By Corey Brock / MLB.com
Gonzalez was informed late Saturday by manager Bud Black that he would get a day off against the Brewers and left-handed pitcher Randy Wolf.
Black said the day off for Gonzalez -- who has appeared in 156, 161, 162 and 160 games over the last four seasons -- had nothing to do with Gonzalez's ejection from Saturday's loss to the Brewers.
"You look at the schedule and do it when you feel it's time to do it," Black said. "At times, it's good to give a player a mental and physical break.
"He plays a ton. You look at Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and David Wright. They play a ton."
Third baseman Chase Headley is now the only position player to have started 25 games for the Padres.
Kyle Blanks, a first baseman by trade, but who is now playing left field, slid back to his natural position for a start against the Brewers.
Also, rookie infielder Lance Zawadzki, recalled Friday to replace injured shortstop Everth Cabrera, got his first Major League start on Sunday.
Gonzalez did enter Sunday's game as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning.
Young roughed up in rehab start
SAN DIEGO -- Padres pitcher Chris Young was roughed up in a rehabilitation start with Double-A San Antonio on Sunday, allowing five runs in two-thirds of an inning.
Young, who is on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder, allowed four walks and allowed two hits while getting two outs. He threw 35 pitches, 15 for strikes.
San Diego manager Bud Black said after Sunday's 8-0 victory over the Brewers that he had yet to receive a report about Young and how he felt after the start.
If Young feels no residual pain from his start, he'll likely get at least one more, possibly with Triple-A Portland, later in the week before any determination is made on when and if he'll return to the Padres' rotation.
Young has been on the disabled list since April 7, a day after he threw six shutout innings in his first and only appearance this season with the Padres.
Ejection rare for Padres' Black
SAN DIEGO -- Manager Bud Black is anything but a hot-head, and that's certainly been reflected by the number of ejections he's received since becoming manager in 2007.
When Black was tossed in the eighth inning by home-plate umpire Rob Drake, it was the 10th ejection of his managerial career.
Black was ejected three times in his first season as the Padres manager, three times in the 2008 season and then three times a year ago.
Oddly enough, Black has been ejected by 10 different umpires.
"In a close game, especially in a low-scoring game, emotions run high," Black said when asked how much this particular ejection bothered him. "I take every game with me."
Padres' scoreless streak snapped
SAN DIEGO -- When Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo hit a home run off Padres pitcher Mat Latos in the third inning Saturday, it snapped San Diego's streak of 26 consecutive innings without allowing a run.
That streak started in Wednesday's victory in Florida and spanned two shutout wins over the Brewers on Thursday and Friday, as well as two innings on Saturday.
The streak was the club's longest since 1988, when Padres pitchers tossed 31 straight scoreless innings.
There are, however, a few notable streaks intact on the pitching side.
Pitchers Wade LeBlanc (16 1/3 scoreless innings), Tim Stauffer (15 1/3 innings) and Luke Gregerson (11 innings) each rank in the top 10 among active scoreless streaks by National League pitchers.
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.