The game started with drama. The Padres and Braves have had Taylor Swift-like Bad Blood since their epic brawl in 1984. It's a little known fact that the Padres watch video of the brawl in the visitor clubhouse every time they travel to Atlanta. That bad blood continued this series. It was reignited when Derek Norris was kneed in a collision at the plate a couple games ago. Yesterday Tyson Ross tried to take revenge by hitting a Brave but missed and threw behind him. The Braves retaliated by hitting Justin Upton. For whatever reason the Braves felt they needed to hit Matt Kemp too. Finally the dugouts cleared and both teams took the field and hugged it out.
The Padres started the scoring when Derek Norris singled to right scoring Kemp. The Braves answered right back in the bottom half when Freddie Freeman doubled to left center. It was all tied up at 1-1 until the 6th inning. In the 6th Freeman homered making it 2-1 Braves.
In the 7th former Padres continued to pick on the Pads. Jace Peterson singled scoring Andrelton Simmons. Bud Black was pissed because it looked like the ball bounced off the plate and hit Peterson. To me it looked like the ball hit Peterson's sleeve, but others are saying it hit his bat. In any case Black was ejected for arguing with every ump on the field.
Later in the 7th friggin' Cameron Maybin piled on. He hit a sac fly to make it 4-1. Padres fans everywhere took to the showers, thinking the game was over.
But wait! The Padres weren't done. In the 8th the Padres tied it up at 4 on a passed ball by Bethancourt, an RBI walk by Yonder Alonso and catcher's interference by Bethancourt. M-V-P! M-V-P!
The game went into extra innings and Padres fans rushed out of their showers half naked. They were rewarded. Yangervis Solarte singed driving in two. Padres win!