On this date in Padres history, the longest game innings-wise in franchise history finished but was actually started the prior day. Twelve years ago, after 22 grueling innings, the Padres fell short 2-1 to the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park in a match that ended around 1:30am.
The first runs scored for either team both came in the 14th inning, with RF Brad Hawpe and C Josh Bard brining runners home, respectively. The winning run came in the top of the 22nd when SS TroyTulowitzki smacked a double to center field to bring home CF Willy Taveras. In the bottom of the inning, the Padres were quickly finished when P Glendon Rusch struck out looking after the Rockies succeeded on a double-play earlier two batters earlier.
Probably the craziest fact is that, despite the game being known for the most innings played, it actually fell short by one minute for the longest game in franchise history in terms of actual time passed.