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Padres 5, Rockies 3: Big Bats Pile On In Finale

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Jedd Gyorko went 4-for-4 and Rymer Liriano hit a monster home run to topple the Rockies.

Not pictured: Baseball, somewhere in low earth orbit.
Not pictured: Baseball, somewhere in low earth orbit.
Denis Poroy

The Padres sure seem unstoppable right now. The offense is clicking, making up for the (very minor) shortcomings of pitching, and the defense has hung so many stars lately that you could make an accurate model of the Milky Way. Tonight's highlight is certainly Rymer Liriano's towering home run that not only hit the third deck of the Western Metal Building, but found it's way through the doors and into the Hall of Fame Bar & Grill. But Rymer wasn't alone today. Jedd Gyorko continues to excel since his return from the disabled list, going 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Abraham Almonte joined in the fun, with another homer to the Western Metal Building (though his landed on the ground floor, the runs stil count the same). Oh, and about those stars I mentioned? You can hang one on this spectacular catch by Almonte.

With the hottest second half offense in all of baseball, a pitching staff that has dominated the league all season long, and a little bit of luck, could the Padres miraculously claw their way back into playoff contention? It's nearly impossible, but the next few weeks of baseball should be a lot of fun to watch. The boys will have to keep up this winning streak as they head to St. Louis. Eric Stults is on the mound tomorrow, with first pitch at 5:15 PM. Come join us, unless you drive an El Camino.

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