I think it's been about two weeks since I've watched an entire Padres game. I listened to the beginning of this one and heard Alexi Amarista hit a lead off homer. I knew then that the game was well in hand.
Little did I know that the Pirates would swash buckle 7 unanswered runs through the 4th inning. If I had been watching I would have stopped. Who wants to see their team blown out? Not me.
But wait! Who wants to see their team stage an epic comeback? Me! ME!
In the top of the 5th Jesus Guzman doubled to score Maybin. Then Alexi Amarista singled to score Guzman. Then this happened.
Chase Headley pops the clutch with a three run homer. I've tried to tell all the baseball sabermetric nerds that this guy was good, but they don't listen. They NEVER listen. They're just so focused on how unclutch he's been.
Maybe it would take not just a tying home run, but a go ahead homer to prove my point. With the Pirates reclaiming the lead Chase Headley waited until the 7th to hit a two run dinger. That's 5 RBI if you're keeping count.
"It was a great game for Headley," manager Bud Black said. "Obviously the big blow tied the game, and the right-handed homer gave us the lead. You can't hit two bigger home runs and also [get] five RBIs when we needed [them] the most."
|Final - 8.10.2012||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||1||0||0||0||6||0||2||0||0||9||8||1|
|WP: Brad Brach (1 - 2)
SV: Huston Street (21)
LP: Tony Watson (5 - 2)
Oh I should probably mention that Huston Street sprained his calf while covering first base on the final out. I heard on the radio he had to be helped off the field. Is it serious? Maybe.