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Brach holding inherited runners at bay

SAN DIEGO -- Padres reliever Brad Brach was unaware of his standing, but he entered Saturday's game ranked fourth in the National League in preventing inherited runners from scoring.

Brach has allowed just 9.5 percent of inherited runners to score, stranding 19 of 21 entering Saturday's game against the Mariners.

"I guess I've really been concentrating, because you hate letting up somebody else's runs," he said. "That's the worst feeling ever, worse than letting up your own. So, I go out there and am extra focused when I go in with guys on base."

Brach is 0-1 with a 4.74 ERA this season, striking out 29 and issuing 18 walks in 24 2/3 innings.

"[I've] just got to throw strikes, try to not walk as many people and just get outs, try to get zeros and throw my off-speed for strikes," Brach said.

SAN DIEGO -- Padres reliever Brad Brach was unaware of his standing, but he entered Saturday's game ranked fourth in the National League in preventing inherited runners from scoring.

Brach has allowed just 9.5 percent of inherited runners to score, stranding 19 of 21 entering Saturday's game against the Mariners.

"I guess I've really been concentrating, because you hate letting up somebody else's runs," he said. "That's the worst feeling ever, worse than letting up your own. So, I go out there and am extra focused when I go in with guys on base."

Brach is 0-1 with a 4.74 ERA this season, striking out 29 and issuing 18 walks in 24 2/3 innings.

"[I've] just got to throw strikes, try to not walk as many people and just get outs, try to get zeros and throw my off-speed for strikes," Brach said.

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