These Padres are rolling. 4 wins in a row, great pitching, defense, everything. Plus a little drama. It all started on Friday versus the Diamondbacks.
Things weren’t looking good on Friday. The Pads were down by 3 in the 7th, until the came to life. They got a leadoff double by Kyle Blanks, he advanced to 3rd on a flyout, and scored on a ground out. Good job of manufacturing a run. In the 8th, the Padres loaded the bases, and Kyle Blanks walked, forcing in a run. Scott Hairston was unable to capitalize with the bases loaded, and the score was 3-2 going into the 9th. In the bottom of the 9th, Nick Hundley led off with a walk. He advanced to 2nd on a Jerry Hairston sac bunt, and then Everth Cabrera struck out. It was all up to Eckstein. He doubled of Gerardo Parra’s head in left, scoring Hundley. It was 3-3!! Then the D-Backs proceeded to walk A-Gon. Bringing up- Chase Headley. He did this:
He deposited a 3 run walk off dinger into the stands in right, a BOMB. I was going nuts. Final score, 6-3 Pads.
I went to game 2 at PETCO on Saturday. It was great. Before the game, Adrian Gonzalez received his Gold Glove for the 2009 season. It was great.
The Padres scored in the 1st on a double play groundout to make it 1-0. In the 4th inning, Nick Hundley sent a liner over the wall in left for his first big fly of the season.
There was no more scoring until the 7th, when Scott Hairston walked with the bases loaded to make it 3-0. Nick Hundley was up next, and hit a little ducksnort single, scoring 2.
The Padres then shut out the D-Backs over the next 2 innings, and the Padres took game 2, 5-0.
Game 3 was much like game 1, in a way. The D-Backs took a quick 2-0 lead, and held it until the bottom of the 7th. Leading off the bottom of the 7th was Scott Hairston and he hit a homer just over the left field wall, making it 2-1.
The D-Backs then proceeded to get the next two outs. Everth Cabrera then singled, stole second, and Jerry Hairston then hit a run scoring double. Of course, they walked Adrian again. Chase Headley got another chance to make the D-Backs pay for walking A-Gon, and boy, did he cash in. He hit a 2 run double. Then the cutoff man botched the throw home, and Chase ran all the way around to score. It was awesome!!!!! Mike Adams then did a great job, as he retired the D-Backs 1-2-3. Heath Bell came in to shut the door. Although he gave up a run scoring double to Stephen Drew, he still earned the save, and the Padres swept the D-Backs, final score was 5-3.
The Padres began a 3 game series at home versus the Giants last night. Clayton Richard was pitching for the Padres versus Matt Cain of the Giants.
The Padres got a quick run in the first inning on a Adrian Gonzalez sac fly.
The Giants got that run back in the 4th, though. Pablo Sandoval hit a run scoring single, making the score 1-1. In the 6th, Kyle Blanks led off with a triple. Will Venable then hit a sac fly, and the Padres took the lead. There was no more scoring until the top of the 9th, when Heath Bell came in to try and shut the door. But Juan Uribe hit a solo homer, tying the score. It was still 2-2 going into the bottom of the 10th, when David Eckstein led off the inning with a drive to deep left field, going, going, GONE!!!
PADRES WIN!!! Eck hit a walk off homer, and the Padres won 3-2!!!
He then got a Gatorade bath after:
The Padres team is playing hard, with efforts such as this:
And things are coming together. Hopefully the Padres can keep this win streak alive. Mat Latos goes for the Padres tonight versus Jonathan Sanchez of the Giants.
The Thunder also play tonight in game 2 versus the Lakers. The Thunder had a tough game on Sunday, losing 87-79. Hopefully they can take game 2.
Have a good rest of afternoon and night everybody!! Stay safe, and God bless.
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