The Padres broke the game wide open in the seventh inning when they scored 4 runs. The best play of the game was when Will Venable caught the Cubs napping and seized the opportunity to charge home after Chase Headley was caught in a run down between third and home.
Venable and Glenn Hoffman noticed that with the Cubs catcher tagging out Headley, Berg the pitcher left home plate and returned to the mound. With the catcher's back turned Venable sprinted home beating the throw to the plate. It's hard to explain, so just watch the play here.
I thought for sure that Headley was going to be called for some type of interference because on his way back to the dugout he walked across the middle of the infield and blocked the pitcher's approach to home.
Now keep in mind that I didn't actually get to watch the game, but presumably Mat Latos had another great outing and continued to dominate. He struck out a career high 10 batters, making him 13-5 on the year.
Anyway the Padres won and opened a nice healthy 6.5 game lead in the NL West.
Love this team. Go Padres!
|San Diego Padres||0||1||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||5||8||0|
|WP: Mat Latos (13 - 5)
SV: Heath Bell (37)
LP: Sean Marshall (6 - 4)
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