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Alexi Amarista beats his former team with little help from his current team

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May 19, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres second baseman Alexi Amarista (left) leads off of second during the fifth inning in front of Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar (2) at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
May 19, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres second baseman Alexi Amarista (left) leads off of second during the fifth inning in front of Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar (2) at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Now if only the Padres had a team full of Alexi Amaristas and every night they scurried around the bases like cockroaches then I could buy into the Padres "small ball" philosophy. But as the team stands now Alexi moves so fast and with so much energy that every other player (with the exception of Mike Trout) looks sluggish and lazy. Guys that I used to think of as fast like Cameron Maybin and Will Venable move more AT-ATs than snow speeders.

I'm interested to see where this game ranks in terms of Dex's favorite games because I've heard many including Bob Scanlan say it was his favorite Padres win of the year.


Final - 5.19.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles Angels 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
San Diego Padres 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 3 7 2
WP: Luke Gregerson (1 - 0)
SV: Dale Thayer (5)
LP: Dan Haren (1 - 5)

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