SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 6: Pat Neshek #34 of the San Diego Padres walks after giving up a walk off home run to Nate Schierholtz #12 of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the 14th inning during a MLB baseball game at AT&T Park July 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 6-5. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
I fell asleep listening to the game on the radio long before it ended. It must be all this non-stop blogging that makes me so tired. I did see Mike Adams give up a two run double and the lead in the 8th that ruined a pretty well pitched game. It wasn't until this morning that I heard the news that Pat Neshek was the victim of a walk off home run in the 14th inning.
"This game is totally on myself," said Adams. "None of these other guys should have pitched except Heath (Bell, the closer). I'm just very disappointed in myself right now. With respect to everyone else in this game, I consider myself one of the best, if not the best, in this game. This stuff should never happen.
I'll tell you who I'm disappointed in. Chase Headley. That guy can rake and yet with one out in the 9th inning and the go ahead run at third he takes a Brian Wilson fast ball right down the center of the plate on the first pitch and then strikes out on a ball that was eye level. I expect that type of thing from other players, but not him, I expect more from him.
In other news San Francisco fans were all pissed yesterday at Chad Qualls. I guess you can't spike a baseball in an opposing player's face anymore without the player and the fan base getting all butt hurt.
"Like I said, I meant no disrespect," said Qualls. "I’m sorry for doing it. That’s not what I meant to do. I play the game with passion. It was really adrenaline that came through me and that’s just what happened."
I'd probably be annoyed if another player did that to a Padre too, but San Francisco fans should be used to watching douchey antics on their field. I'm surprised they even noticed.
In any case I like the mutual hatred that is developing between these two teams. It makes the games more fun to watch.
Apparently the Padres and Giants set a new strike out record as well:
SD(17) & SF(19) pitchers combine for 36 Ks in 14-inning gm Wed. #ELIAS: most combined K in game of 14 or fewer innings in modern era (1900).
|Final - 7.6.2011||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||2||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||11||0|
|San Francisco Giants||1||0||0||2||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||6||12||2|
|WP: Javier Lopez (4 - 1)
LP: Pat Neshek (1 - 1)