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Headley's Grand Slam key in Padres decisive win

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Chase Headley makes ball and bat disappear.
Chase Headley makes ball and bat disappear.

Chase Headley dropped a grand slam on the Diamondbacks in the 7th, crossing the triple digit mark in RBI while crushing the snakes beneath his feet like St. Michael. With three weeks left in the season he 27 home runs and 102 RBI. The last Padre to surpass 30 home runs and 100 RBI was the prickly first basemen Adrian Gonzalez.

Headley in his post game interview with Ted Mendenhall credits a lot of work in the cage with Phil Plantier. In the interview he says he takes a lot of pride being a Padre, it's the only organization he's ever known. He also says so far there has hasn't been any talk of the Padres buying out his arbitration years, but he'll continue to play hard for the club. Mendenhall also broached the subject of PED use. Chase says he has a clear conscience. He'll just go about his business and continue to pass drug tests every time he urinates.

Carlos Quentin hit after Headley, hitting a homer of his own, a line drive to left. It was the first back-to-back home runs of the year for the Padres.

The team is so good right now, sooo good.


Final - 9.9.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
San Diego Padres 0 2 0 0 0 1 5 0 X 8 9 1
WP: Andrew Werner (2 - 1)
LP: Patrick Corbin (5 - 7)

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