The Padres played the first of their remaining 6 games against the Giants tonight, and they reminded them that we ruin everything. The leader in tonight's ruining? Odrisamer Despaigne. He was lights out tonight, giving up just a pair of hits and a walk while striking out six in his seven shutout innings. He got plenty of backup from his offense, too.
The Friars' bats hammered Tim Hudson early. Yangervis Solarte knocked a single up the middle to open the night. Another single by Jedd Gyorko put runners on the corners with one out, and then Yasmani Grandal drew a single to load the bases. Hudson tried to squirm out of the jam he'd gotten himself into, getting Seth Smith to hit a fly to right. That got him to two outs, but the third would prove elusive. Alexi Amarista continued his hot week by hitting a 2 RBI double. Cameron Maybin followed that up with two RBIs of his own, which gets him off the hook for getting caught trying to steal second and ending the inning.
Gyorko got on board again to start the third when Pablo Sandoval airmailed the throw to first. Smith came up to the plate with one out and a runner in scoring position and nailed an RBI double into the right field corner to send him home. That was the last of the Padres' 5 runs for the night. After that, it was just O-Des and the bullpen doing their thing and shutting down a team desperately trying to avoid having to play the dreaded wild card game.
Andrew Cashner will continue the ruining at 5:40 PM tomorrow night. Stay after the game for a concert by OAR. Or, you know, do absolutely anything else.
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