Looks like all I had to do was talk about a "but" and the Padres would finally win another series again.
|Single- 2 points per||Win- 10 points||Win- 5 points|
|Double- 4 points per||Loss- Minus 5 points||Loss- Minus 3 points|
|Triple- 6 points per||IP- 3 points per||IP-3 points per|
|Home Run- 8 points per||K- 2 points per||K- 2 points per|
|RBI- 2 points per||Hits- Minus 1 points per||Hits- Minus 2 points per|
|Run- 1 point per||BB- Minus 2 points per||BB- Minus 2 points per|
|Walk- 1 point per||ER- Minus 2 points per||ER- Minus 2 points per|
|SB- 1 point per||QS- 3 points||Hold/Save- 3 points|
|CS- Minus 1 point per||CG- 6 points||Blown Save- Minus 3 points|
|K- Minus 2 points per|
|GIDP- Minus 3 points per|
|Error- Minus 1 point per|
|Batters||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Total||Starters||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Total|
|Kemp||5||5||13||23||Relievers||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Total|
|M. Upton Jr.||-2||X||0||-2||Maurer||6||X||5||11|
In this series, we got some more players to come out and show their strength and prowess and other descriptive terms to explain what was used to bring the Padres a series victory against the division rival.
Derek Norris had a great game in the series finale with 2 home runs. But, and of course there's a but, this huge offensive showing came in the only loss of the series.
Matt Kemp had a great series going 5 for 12 with a run scored and an RBI in each game. Kemp is performing well in the leadoff spot by providing a double in each of the 2 wins and a lead-off home run in the series finale.
Cory Spangenberg had a good game with 2 stolen bases and 2 important runs scored in the series opening win.
Justin Upton broke the tie in game 2 with a 2-run home run in game 2 which led to a 7-2 win for San Diego.
Yonder Alonso had a quietly productive series going 4 for 12 with at least 1 run scored or an RBI in each of the 3 games while only striking out once.
Andrew Cashner was doing it all in the second win of the series with 7 strong innings pitched to go along with a bunt single for his first RBI of the season. Later in the inning, Cashner came around on a Kemp single to score his first run of the season as well.
The Padres Bullpen made a huge impact on the series in the 8 and 1/3 innings pitched by the relievers. The bullpen surrendered only 3 hits and 1 ER in the series finale and no hits/ER in the other 2 games. They also added 5 strikeouts and surrendered only 1 walk to help the Padres in their 2 wins.
The choice is yours. Vote for who you feel should be this series' MVP.