Even that should be able to suffice for a Spring Training game recap, right?
It's short and to the point. Plus, it delivers the only point that ever needs to be made.
The Padres won.
But, that's probably not enough, is it? In this day and age you need details, am I right? You can't be fine with a "Padres won" and be done with it. Not a chance. You need substance. You need something to distract you on this beautiful Friday night. Well, let me help you out there. It's the least I could do.
The Padres took to the field against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Somewheresville, Arizona. The location is not what's important here.
It's the results that matter.
Eric Stults stood up on that mound and made some pitches. 5 innings worth of them. Which translated to 66 if you're wondering. And in those 66 pitches over 5 innings, he struck out 4 batters, gave up 3 hits, walked 1 batter, and gave up only 1 earned run, which happened on a sacrifice fly in the 1st inning.
The rest of the Padres pitching staff (Blaine Boyer, Patrick Schuster, Tony Sipp, Dennis O'Grady) gave up 5 hits and 1 earned run while recording 3 strikeouts and walking no one. And with so much good pitching, you have to have a good offense to compliment it. And what a compliment it was.
After being down 1-0, Nick Hundley came to the plate and did what he does pretty well when he can do it. What is it? Hitting home runs.
That solo homer, his 2nd this spring, came off Tyler Skaggs to tie the game. In the 4th inning, Hundley came to the plate to give the people what they want. More Padres scores.
That single scored Tommy Medica to give the Padres the lead. Ryan Jackson stepped up to the plate soon after and got himself an RBI single of his own to push the Padres to a 3-1 lead.
In the 5th inning, Jedd Gyorko connected on a mighty fine pitch for a mighty fine home run.
The home run off Fernando Salas was Gyorko's 2nd of the spring.
The Padres would hold that 4-1 lead until the 9th inning when the Angels scored a run on ground out to Cory Spangenberg. The run scoring ended there and the Padres recorded the final outs to win the game 4-2 over the Angels.
Overall, the game was a good one. Especially since the Padres won.
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