SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Everth Cabrera #2 of the San Diego Padres scores as Jordan Pacheco #22 of the Colorado Rockies drops the ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park on July 22, 2012 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 3-2. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
I probably did more napping than watching but I somehow saw most of what one might consider the highlights.
I saw Everth Cabrera slide into home and very gently ease his toned body between home plate and catcher Jordan Pacheco like he was sliding between the silk sheets of his hotel bed. That was thanks in no small part to Jonathan Baker's single.
I saw Everth Cabrera score again on a Will Venable single. This time Pacheco wanted no part of blocking the plate, he'd had enough. Of course the ball wasn't thrown to him either.
Then to end the game Huston Street reacted with cat-like reflexes to field a ball and then underhand it to first from 40 feet away. It's still surprising to realize we have a slim, athletic closer again.
With all those highlights I think Bud Black's descriptions of those plays and his vague reasons for recent success will be our video of the day;.
|Final - 7.22.2012||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||X||3||6||0|
|WP: Dale Thayer (2 - 2)
SV: Huston Street (16)
LP: Adam Ottavino (2 - 1)