At the rate that things were going, it looked like it may be 2015 before Jake Peavy finally earned another win.
Through seven innings pitched on Wednesday, the former Red Sox starter had held the Chicago White Sox to one run on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts. But as usual for Peavy’s starts this year, both with Boston and San Francisco, the offense provided little to support the righthander’s efforts.
Thanks to an catcher's interference call on the White Sox in the bottom of the seventh, the Giants erupted for seven runs, paving the way to a 7-1 San Francisco win and Peavy picking up his first win in almost four months.
The former Red Sox starter, who was traded to the Giants on July 26, had made his 18 consecutive starts going into Wednesday, looking for his first win since he was with the Red Sox and beat the Blue Jays back on April 25.
Much like John Lackey in 2013, Peavy wasn’t awful for the Sox this season, but suffered from a severe lack of run support. In 12 of the 23 starts he had made going into Wednesday, his offense provided him just two runs or less. Not exactly a winning formula for racking up victories.
Peavy sits at 2-12 with a 4.57 ERA in 24 starts this season. He’ll look to make it two wins in a row on Aug. 20, his next turn in the Giants' rotation, in the second game of a three-game set against the Chicago Cubs.