It starts with 1 pitch and Chris Denorfia is already on 2nd with a double. After a sac bunt by Everth Cabrera to get to third, Denorfia scores after Chase Headley grounds out to Didi Gregorius. THE LEAD.
In the bottom of the 1st, Paul Goldschimdt doubled off the wall deep in right center. 3 pitches later, Eric Chavez homers for the 2nd game in a row. Just like that, the Padres lead is no more.
With Martin Prado on 1st, Miguel Montero doubles and widens the lead for Arizona with no outs. With a sacrifice fly by Gerardo Parra later in the inning, Montero scores to make it a 3 run lead.
Strange thing happened in which Martin Prado swung after Nick Hundley got up to throw out Jason Kubel stealing 2nd. I thought, as well as Mike Pomeranz, that doing that could be seen as interference because he was doing something outside of what a player would ever do. Soon after, Prado would end up doubling, but got left on base. Cheater. Probably.
Patrick Corbin threw the baseball into the crowd on a Jedd Gyorko single. On a Kyle Blanks single, Jedd scores from 2nd base to make it a 2 run game.
After walking consecutive batters, Jason Marquis' day comes to an end and is replaced by Tommy Layne in his 1st appearance this year for the Padres.
Everth Cabrera walks and an out later, Carlos Quentin steps to the plate. A quick jog later, he steps ON the plate. Quentin slams a ball into deep left for a home run to tie the game at 4! The 2nd game in a row that the Padres get a homer to tie the game and both times, Everth is scoring one of the runs.
Tie Friar Game 4-4
In the bottom half of the inning, A.J. Pollock got a ground rule double and then the pitcher Corbin got a bloop single down and scored Pollock before being tagged out at 2nd.
Yonder Alonso enters the game, gets a single, and gets Patrick Corbin out of the game. However, that's all the Padres could do in the inning.
In the bottom half of the inning, Denorfia and his dive made an appearance on Martin Prado's double that scored Jason Kubel.
The Comeback begins. Carlos Quentin puts a ball into left for a double. His legs were then rested as Will Venable was brought in to run for him. Kyle Blanks proceeded to match Carlos' double to left with a double of his own and Venable scores. Then, that was it. Comeback cut short.
Heath Bell showed up and struck out Alexi Amarista with fastballs taller than he is. Then, he got the other 2 outs. Or did he? He did. He got the outs and the save. The other team won today.
Tough loss. Plenty of suspense, but the Padres fall just short.
Win Tomorrow, Padres!