The Padres loaded the bases in the 1st inning then failed to score. I was furious. "Oh so this is how the Padres are going to finish their season like a bunch of p-words?!"
My quick temper subsided ever so slightly when they finally scored on a throwing error by Ryan Theriot in the second. "Good, it's about time." I grumbled.
Bruce Bochy who would never let Xavier Nady play when he was a Padre, despite Kevin Towers and the entire fan base begging and pleading, had no trouble starting Nady today because of his veteran status. Bochy loves older men. Nady rewarded Bochy in the 4th with a double that scored Theriot. A sac fly later in the same inning would give the Giants a 2-1 lead.
In the 5th Logan Forsythe, Chase Headley and Yasmani Grandal all singled to tie the score 2-2. They call that moneyball across the bay.
Another former Padre, Clay "That Guy" Hensley came in, in relief and the Padres offense got down to bizness and feasted on his sh*tty pitching. He gave up a single to Everth Cabrera. Then walked Forsythe. Then intentionally walked Grandal. Yonder Alonso came through with the uber-clutch soft line drive to to score Cabrera and Forsythe.
In the 8th, Mark Kotsay homered to make the score 5-3 and making good on his shiny new contract. Cabrera was up next. He had already been picked off and caught stealing earlier in the game, but like a fearless meerkat he drew a walk, then stole both second and third and scored on a throwing error. He has 37 steals on the season and just like that the Padres have 73 wins.
|Final - 9.23.2012||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||0||1||0||0||1||0||2||2||0||6||11||1|
|San Francisco Giants||0||0||0||2||0||0||1||0||1||4||9||2|
|WP: Eric Stults (7 - 3)
SV: Huston Street (22)
LP: Clay Hensley (4 - 4)