I'm watching the Brewers/Astros game on ESPN2, and they just said that Greg Maddux was traded from the Padres to the Dodgers .
The 42-year-old Maddux is 6-9 with a 3.99 ERA this season for the Padres. However, away from the pitcher-friendly Petco Park in San Diego, he's 3-5 with a 5.75 ERA. Of course, Dodger Stadium is a pitcher's park as well. He pitched at Dodger Stadium once this year against his new team, going 5 innings, allowing 2 hits, and no runs in a winning effort.
The future first-ballot Hall of Famer pitched for the Dodgers in the second half of 2006 after being acquired by the Chicago Cubs. He went 6-3 with a 3.30 ERA.
I think Maddux becomes their #3 pitcher, especially when looking forward to a very possible(in my opinion likely) playoff berth for the Dodgers. It sounds like Brad Penny might be done for the season due to a shoulder injury, and he's been awful this season regardless. Japanese rookie pitcher Hiroki Kuroda has been tremendous at home(5-1, 3.10 ERA), but is struggling on the road(2-7, 4.75 ERA). 20-year-old Clayton Kershaw will likely be a star and has looked tremendous in his last five starts, but he's still a 20-year-old kid.
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Update(8/19, 5 PM ET): The LA Times says the Padres will receive two players to be named later.