You’re not seeing things. The Padres won the last game in a series today, though most outlets will be more focused on Ichiro Suzuki’s historic accomplishment. Those writers will gloss over Luis Perdomo’s quality start and Melvin Upton’s 3-for-3 2-RBI day.
The Padres fell behind right away, with the Marlins hitting three straight singles to score Ichiro. But Upton tied it up in the second inning by hitting his ninth bomb of the year into the Sun Diego Beach. Miami took the lead back in the fourth inning by making Perdomo pay for a mistake. After beaning Marcell Ozuna, the Padres starting pitcher gave up back to back singles. That put them up by one, and then he issued an intentional walk to Adeiny Hechavarria to load the bases and set up an inning-ending double play. It didn’t work, as Miguel Rojas hit a sacrifice fly to extend the lead.
Upton came back in the bottom half of the inning with a one-out double, and advanced to third on Alexei Ramirez’s single. Ryan Schimpf hit a sacrifice fly to pick up his first big league RBI. That still left the Padres down by one, but they put up a crooked number in the fifth with a two out rally. Matt Kemp got it started with a single, and Yangervis Solarte followed up with a double. With two Friars in scoring position, Derek Norris singled to left for the lead, and advanced to second on the throw home. Upton then picked up his third hit of the day with an RBI single that put San Diego up by two. Jon Jay and Wil Myers got in on the action in the sixth, with a single and a double that plated the final run of the day.
The Nationals come to town tomorrow, with Erik Johnson making his Petco Park debut at 7:10 PM.