It always feels good to beat the Dodgers. It feels even better to shut out the Dodgers. The Padres did that today with a combination of hot hitting and a Drew Pomeranz who is hell-bent on showing that he should have been the second Padres All Star representative.
Pomz straight up two-hit the Dodgers today. He went a full 7 innings, struck out 6, walked 2, and gave up not a single run. He also did something the Dodgers couldn't do other than pitch well, which was hit for an RBI. He bounced a single up the middle, right past Hyun-Jin Ryu, and scored the Padres' second run of the game. Pom Pom is an All Star and you know it MLB.
His backup did their jobs well. Ryan Buchter and Paul Clemens threw an inning a piece and closed out the night without giving up a hit and striking out 3 collectively.
The Padres offense stayed hot. Melvin Upton Jr. quieted down the Los Angeles crowd with a leadoff solo HR to right field, his 14th home run of the season. Alexei Ramirez bounced his 14th double off the left field wall to score Derek Norris. Yangervis Solarte hit his 13th double, scoring Matt Kemp. Then Alex Dickerson hit his very first triple over a confused Yasiel Puig to score Solarte and Norris right after.
Six unanswered San Diego runs and the Padres are working their way out of the cellar before the All Star break. They've won at least half of their last 10 games, and keep piling on the runs in the meantime. The biggest change of pace today was that Wil Myers didn't get a hit.
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