It was an obscenely long game, but the Padres put together a few long balls to send the Pirates to Davy Jones' locker. Wil Meyers, Derek Norris, and Adam Rosales drove in all five of the team's runs by going yard. Those runs bolstered the young Colin Rea, who had a slightly shaky start, allowing three runs in five innings. The bullpen picked up the slack, allowing just one run on three hits in four innings.
While the bombs were good, the craziest moment might have come in the third inning. With Andrew McCutchen on third and two outs, a balk was called on Rea. The call was reversed, Clint Hurdle objected, and then the call was reversed again, and Andy Green flipped his lid.
The Padres scored a bunch after that, so you can start your narratives about the manager lighting a fire under the team. Though he didn't light enough of a fire under Rosales, who undermined his home run with a couple errors. Still, a win is a win, no matter how messy.
Tomorrow night is a battle of the lefties as Drew Pomeranz takes on Jeff Locke at 7:10 PM.