Mat Latos was locked in and cruised through 8 innings, giving up two hits and no walks.
The pitching slugger also hit a pair of doubles. The first came when Jerry Hairston Jr. was able to advance to 2nd on a passed ball and Latos was allowed to hit away with the sacrifice bunt no longer necessary. Latos promptly slashed a ball over the head of the right fielder and into the seats for a ground rule double. His next double came from a hit to the gap in the 8th. I think that was the order of things, I may have that reversed though as the events of the game are mixed up in my brain.
Scott Hairston was no slouch either, hitting two home runs while being overshadowed by his pitcher.
My favorite part of the game? It was actually when Scott Hairston hit his cut off man and brother Jerry Hairston Jr. Jerry twirls around as David Eckstein throws himself to the ground to give Jerry a throwing lane. Presumably Jerry tries to hold his throw but ends up spiking the ball a few feet in front of him right into Eckstein's cute little tush. The ball was thrown so hard that it rolled to the third base line and the Astro runner advanced to third.
Embarrassed, Jerry repeatedly threw his glove into the air while Eckstein smiled coyly.
PADRES ARE BACK IN FIRST PLACE!
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|WP: Mat Latos (2 - 3)
LP: Bud Norris (1 - 4)
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