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Game Thread: 05/20 Padres vs. Angels

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May 15, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Anthony Bass (45) throws in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE
May 15, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Anthony Bass (45) throws in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Our Padres evened up the series last night in a 3-2 win over Dan Haren and the Angels. Eric Stults made his Padres debut and fared pretty well despite getting the no-decision. He pitched 6 2/3 innings, gave up two runs on four hits, walked three, and struck out two. Alexi Amarista and Cameron Maybin were the offensive keys of the game, teaming up to score the tying runs in both the third and fifth innings. Amarista also knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and our bullpen kept the Angels off the board to secure the victory.

Today we've got Anthony Bass on the bump to try to lock up the series. His last outing was one of his best, as he won the battle against Stephen Strasburg on the mound. He threw 98 pitches over a career-high eight innings, giving up just one run while striking out seven batters. Today we will see if he can repeat that performance.

Pitching for the Angels will be Ervin Santana, who is also coming off a great outing. In his last start he gave up only four hits and no runs in 7 2/3 innings, and struck out nine in his fourth consecutive quality start. After a rough start to his season, Santana has really picked his game up, and he will try to continue that today.

The all-time record between our Padres and the Angels is currently tied at 12, so the winner of today's game will have the advantage in the all-time series. Let's do it, boys!

GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!