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SD 5, ATL 2: Padres Brave Atlanta

Another night of dominate pitching and an awoken offense shoved San Diego ahead for the win.

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Things are starting to click in a few great ways for the Padres. Our typical slumping offense is showing some light and our fantastic pitching is staying fantastical. Tonight against the Atlanta Braves, Jesse Hahn strut his stuff for six innings, giving up only one earned run in six innings pitched. Hahn struck out four and kept his opponents locked down.

The combined effort of Tommy Medica (an RBI single in the 1st), Chris Denorfia (RBI single in the 4th), Yangervis Solarte (sac fly in the fourth), Rene Rivera (RBI single in the 5th) put the Padres up 5-0 after five innings of play.

It wasn't until the 6th and 8th innings that the Braves showed signs of life. But by then it was too late. The one-two-three punch of Boyer, Quackenbush, and Benoit made sure Atlanta showed no contest, and the Padres walked away with a very solid follow-up victory after coming off two series wins.

This is a very positive start to a four game series against the Barvs, and the seasons second-half life is something to be piqued about. Two more wins and that's three won series in a row. A winning streak worth caring about. At least a little.

Superstar Odrisamer Despaigne will get another start tomorrow against Julio Teheran. More top challengers for the fresh-faced Padres to be trialed and tested against.

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