You ever have one of those weekends where you show up somewhere on time, three days in a row, only to get socked in the gut a dozen times? No? Well, the Padres had one of those weekends. After being outscored 27 to 4 by the Giants over a three game series, the Friars are going to pick up the pieces and soldier through the remainder of September. But at least a few neat things happened today.
One of those neat things was certainly not Odrisamer Despaigne's return to the rotation due to a sore Colin Rae. Despy gave up the first four runs of the Giants' day in the second inning, and was pulled by the end of the fourth. Bud Norris, Frank Garces, and Kevin Quackenbush made sure Odrisamer wasn't alone with the earned runs, though. They all gave up two a piece to total SF's 10.
The two cool things of the day is that Brett Wallace kept his bat going with an RBI-double, and Travis Jankowski hit his very first major league home run. Oh, and CODY DECKER IS NO LONGER IN THE MINOR LEAGUES.
Back to today's game, though. Jankowski lined one straight into right field and it was gone before you knew it. He received the whole silent treatment shtick and was then literally mauled by his teammates with some hugs and slaps to his head.
That's all the fun we were allowed to have for the rest of the day, though.
The Pads get a chance to climb out of the forgettable fourth place hole tomorrow with the series start against the Diamondbacks.
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