May 4, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres pitcher Anthony Bass (45) throws during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
Yesterday was a great day for our Padres. After an 68-minute rain delay, they were able to produce 11 runs on a 18 hits (both season highs). Every starting position player had at least one hit, including three from Cameron Maybin and a career-high four from Everth Cabrera. Starting pitcher Eric Stults did his part as well, allowing just one unearned Mets run to cross the plate in his five innings of work before he left the game with a sore left arm from being hit by a ball in the fourth inning. Four runs were scored off our bullpen, but thanks to the productive bats yesterday, those runs weren't enough for the Mets to claim the victory. Now we will see if yesterday was really just a fluke or if our Padres can keep up the production in game 2.
Anthony Bass will toe the rubber against New York today and try to continue his success on the mound this season. Since being moved into the starting rotation in April, Bass has limited opposing teams to two or less runs in six of his eight starts. However, in those eight starts he has only gotten two wins. Hopefully the lineup and the bullpen can come through for him today and our Padres can secure at least a series split and a winning streak.
Dillon Gee will do what he can to make sure yesterday's offensive success from our Padres doesn't happen again today. Gee has had some limited success on the mound this season and he is coming off a win against the Blue Jays. However, that was more of a credit to his lineup than to his pitching. Gee got a win against San Diego last season, when he allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings. However, that was at spacious Petco Park where runs are few and far between for our Padres. Today he'll have a smaller Citi Field to work in, as well as a Padres team coming off a high from yesterday's game.
GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!