With the 3rd series win out of the last 4, the Padres are continuing their string of playing some pretty nice baseball after winning the series against the Miami Marlins. In the last series against the Giants, Matt Kemp was the series MVP (because I didn't give you another choice). In this series, there are a few strong candidates for series MVP.
|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||Game 4||Total|
|M. Upton Jr.||X||2||5||X||7|
|Starters||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4||Total|
|Relievers||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Game 4||Total|
The battle for Series MVP is a close one this time because when you have a 4 game series with the Padres winning three, you're going to get some guys that really stood out.
Matt Kemp went 4 for 14 in the series with a home run and 2 RBI. Kemp's home run in 2nd game of the series extended his streak of 5 straight series' with at least 1 home run.
Yonder Alonso went 4 for 15 with a home run and 2 RBI. It was Alonso's third home run in 2015 and his first since June 5th in Cincinnati.
Ian Kennedy won his 6th game of the season with a strong 6 innings giving up only 1 ER and recording 7 strikeouts in the 3rd game of the series. This was Kennedy's 2nd straight win after a stretch of 4 straight losses from June 24th through July 10th. Kennedy even added to the Padres score by hitting a double in the 2nd inning and scoring on a Will Venable single.
Andrew Cashner had his last start washed away against the Colorado Rockies. That start was a strong outing for Cashner, but the rain canceled the game and his stats. Against the Marlins, Cashner brought that same type of success he had going in that lost game. In the 2nd game of the series, Cashner went 7 innings and struck out 5 batters while only walking 1 and giving up 1 ER.
The last nominee is a group. The Padres bullpen performed extraordinary in this series. Over the 4 game series, the bullpen allowed only 5 hits, 3 walks, and 1 ER in 11 and 1/3 innings of work. Craig Kimbrel recorded three straight saves while walking only 1 batter and striking out 3. Joaquin Benoit was the only other reliever who appeared in three straight games recording 2 strikeouts while only giving up 1 hit and 1 walk to the Marlins.
Vote for who you feel was the Series MVP for the Padres.