"It was bad," he said. "That was obvious when they got in there with the scope. Anytime you have microfracture, it's pretty serious. But we were in a pennant race and the adrenaline gets going. The last three weeks of the season were do or die. We had to win every game the way the teams in our division were going. Obviously, I just played and gutted it out."When the rain started to fall pregame on Sunday, Giles was immediately scratched from his potential pinch-hit appearance even if the game had been played, said Craig Colbert, the team's bench coach, who was sitting in for manager Bud Black. Black was with the unit that went to China to play the Dodgers in Beijing. "There's no sense taking a chance with him," Colbert said about Giles, adding that the left-handed hitter won't play on Monday, either, if the field conditions are poor. The rainout didn't cause a major shuffling in the Padres' starting pitching for the week. Shawn Estes, still vying for the fifth spot in the rotation, will move from Sunday to Monday and be followed in the game by Glendon Rusch. Both pitchers are non-roster invitees to Padres camp. Jake Peavy remained in Peoria on Sunday and faced Milwaukee in a Minor League game. The league's reigning Cy Young Award-winning right-hander went five innings, allowing one run on two hits, with three walks and three strikeouts. He tossed 79 pitches.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.