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Padres begin the three day process of crushing the playoff hopes of the Dodgers

The scoring may be light, but the boot with which the Padres are slowly stepping on the necks of the Dodgers' postseason hopes is steel toed and has a compression rating 85.

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Edinson "Alternating Current" Volquez

#37 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres





Jul 03, 1983

Favorite Scientist: Nikola Tesla

Fun fact: Edinson Volquez was drafted as Julio Reyes, then later revealed to be Edison Volquez, before finally settling on Edinson.

I like to believe that he did this because he hates the name Edison so much because Thomas Edison was a douchebag.

If there is one thing I believe Edinson Volquez thrives in, it's the spotlight of being that guy. Edinson started the season as our ace, and has been overshadowed a bit by Clayton Richard and not quite being an ace and having a couple of dozen other pitchers come through the organization in 5 months, but tonight, he was very San Diego Acelike in beginning the three day process that is to be destroying the Dodgers Playoff Hopes.

Edinson pitched 7 "strong" and didn't allow any runs on 6 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.

The Dodgers don't deserve to be in the playoffs, because they are bad people. Morally. Fewer morals than normal people, I'm saying. Driven by money. Yeah, I said it.

One particular moment of delight came when Chase Headley made a barehanded grab on a little infield dribbler and faked the throw to first, only to turn around and catch Matt Kemp unawares rounding third base for the out. Two things with this particular play. First, Matt Kemp absolutely did not look like an MVP on that particular play while Chase Headley decidedly looked like an MVP. Second, Adrian Gonzalez likes to try trick plays whenever he can, because he's a devious person, but the trick plays never work, because everybody knows he is devious.

In effect, Chase Headley rubbed it in the face of both Dodgers. Rubbed it right in there and smiled.

And all of San Diego smiled with him.

No RBI for Chase tonight as he he continues the good fight for the NL RBI crown. Instead, the Padres did all kinds of little things to get their two runs. Scoring on errors and sacrifices and little dribbling nothings, which is kind of a nice way to win, but a painful way to lose.

Go Padres

Final - 9.25.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 X 2

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