The Reds took the lead in the 4th by hitting back to back home runs off of Jason Marquis. Jay Bruce hit a two run shot and then former Padre Ryan Ludwick followed with one of his own. Reds starter Johnny Cueto kept the Padres offense in check most of the day.
Probably the best play of the day came in the top of the 5th inning when Cameron Maybin chased down a would be home run by Joey Votto. Check this:
Wow. I actually stood for a moment and clapped when that happened. Then I started to feel dizzy because it was so hot and I quickly collapsed back into my seat and started to fan myself with my hand frantically. Then wouldn't you know it, Maybin was the first at bat in the bottom of the 5th. I told Dex that Sabermetrics has always said that a great defensive performance is undoubtedly followed by a stellar offensive feat. He told me that I was talking crazy and suffering from heat madness, but sure enough Maybin hit a double and I was right back up out of my seat before being overcome by another one of my spells,
Our All-Star Huston Street came in the 9th to hold the lead and hold the lead he did. He just made it more interesting by loading the bases first. That's how you become an All-Star, drama! It's something that Chase Headley just doesn't understand and the voters took notice.
|Final - 7.8.2012||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||2||7||0|
|WP: Johnny Cueto (10 - 5)
SV: Aroldis Chapman (11)
LP: Jason Marquis (1 - 5)
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