The first place Reds on 10 game win streak scored 3 in the first inning. On any other day that might mean certain doom for the Padres. Not today, no sir.
The Padres got back in it. They got back, like Baby.
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They drew walks got big hits and scored 5 runs in the 2nd. Then another 4 in the 3rd. 10 runs in 4 innings.
Usually the Padres leave men on base like Miss Havisham's wedding feast, to rot and spoil. Today they cleaned up after themselves. Take for instance Will Venable who tripled with the bases loaded.
Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal continued their homecoming parade. First they traveled to their boyhood digs of Miami and now to their former team in Cincinnati. In Miami Yasmani Grandal went 3-6. Alonso went 5-13 and in today's game he went 4-5 with 3 doubles. He already set a club record for most multi-double games earlier in the season, now he's pushed it to 8. He has 28 total doubles. I think he may have set his sights on the all-time rookie record of 52. He's got my vote for Homecoming King.
Really the only bad news from the game was when Yasmani Grandal was removed due to injury. He swung so hard that the torque caused him to grab his side with discomfort. I haven't looked to see if he's okay. It's probably on twitter somewhere. I'll check later. For now I'll bask in the victory.
As expected, we won't know more on the severity of Yasmani Grandal's oblique strain until tomorrow when he's examined closer.— Follow The Padres (@FollowThePadres) July 31, 2012