Two scary innings bookend Padres shutout win

If I would have told you that the Padres would record their 9th shutout against the Cardinals and that we'd only score on a Jerry Hairston Jr. home run, would you have believed me?  The crazy thing is that a lot of you are probably saying, "Actually, yeah I can see that."  This is how the Padres win, they're weird that way.

This game was bookended by two really scary innings.  In the first, Garland gave up two hits, loaded the bases and somehow didn't give up a run. He would go on to pitch 7 scoreless innings.

Then in the ninth, Heath Bell didn't have much control over his pitches and gave up a single to Albert Pujols, walked David Freese and then finally relieved the tension by recording a save.

Go Padres!


Final - 5.25.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
San Diego Padres 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1

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Padres reclaim the best record in the National League and the second best record in baseball.


NL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
San Diego 27 18 .600 0 Won 3
Los Angeles 25 20 .555 2 Lost 2
San Francisco 23 21 .522 3.5 Won 1
Colorado 23 22 .511 4 Won 3
Arizona 20 26 .434 7.5 Lost 2

(updated 5.25.2010 at 10:07 PM PDT)


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