Peavy will try to continue his dominance of the Mariners when the teams continue their interleague series at Petco Park.
Peavy is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three career starts against Seattle, allowing 10 hits, striking out 15 and walking just two in 21 2-3 innings. He shut down the Mariners during his season-opening 11-start unbeaten streak, throwing seven solid innings in a 6-1 win on May 20 at Safeco Field.
The 24-year-old right-hander did hit a rough stretch from May 31 to June 14, going 0-2 in three starts while surrendering 14 runs over 15 innings. However, he returned to form Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, yielding two hits over eight brilliant innings and striking out a career-high 13 in a 1-0 victory.
Peavy had originally been scheduled to start Sunday at Minnesota, but was pushed back a day in part so he could get an extra day’s rest, but also so he could face the rival Dodgers next week.
“Obviously you’ve got to win these games in your division,” Peavy said. “It pumped me up that they wanted me to face L.A., and I wanted to face L.A. I hope the team feeds off this.”
The Mariners didn’t have much trouble with San Diego starter Darrell May on Friday, pounding the left-hander for six runs in four innings en route to a series-opening 14-5 victory.
The Mariners hit three triples in an inning for the first time in franchise history and had a season-high nine extra-base hits at spacious Petco. The Mariners last hit three triples in a game on May 13, 1987, at Boston.
Seattle tied season highs in runs and hits (17), and the 14 runs were the most allowed by the Padres at Petco, which opened last year. Every Mariners regular, plus starter Gil Meche, had at least one hit. Meche also had his first career RBI.
The NL West-leading Padres continued their June swoon, losing for the 15th time in 22 games. They also fell to 5-11 in interleague play.