San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy dropped his 10th consecutive decision in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking the longest losing streak by a former Cy Young Award winner in MLB history, per ESPN Stats & Info (via Elias Sports Bureau).
Sunday marked Peavy's first appearance as a member of the Giants after being traded by the Boston Red Sox earlier in the week. The trade reunited Peavy with his old skipper, Bruce Bochy, who managed the right-hander on the San Diego Padres from 2002 to 2006. Peavy won his Cy Young Award with the Padres in 2007, one year after Bochy's departure for San Francisco.
On Sunday, the Giants gave Peavy a 2-1 lead after four innings, but he was unable to hold on to his good fortune, as the Dodgers scored three runs in the top of the fifth to hand the 33-year-old hurler his 10th consecutive loss.
Though he's having a poor season, Peavy deserves a bit better than the ongoing 10-game losing streak.
While he did receive three runs of support from the Giants, it was the first time he had gotten at least three runs from his offense since June 3rd this year. The Red Sox scored two or fewer runs in support of Peavy in each of his final eight starts with the team, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Peavy's next opportunity to break his losing streak will come Saturday, when the Giants face the New York Mets at Citi Field.
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