Hits and Double Plays

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  • 8-3 Padres

Today was a good day. Greg Maddux goes 6 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts. He was just really sharp today. He gets his 353rd win, his third in a row. On the offensive side, Kouz was 3-for-5 with a RBI. We were tied 1-1 in the 6th when Luis Rodriguez, Adrian (pictured), Kouz and Chase all singled. Then Nick Hundley hit a two-run double, and we led 6-1. Adrian had a ginormous bomb in the top of the 9th to extend our lead to 8-2 at the time. We had 13 hits. Again, the bullpen was not the best. Brian Corey hurt himself. Cla Meredith allowed another inherited runner to score. 50% of the inherited runners have scored this year. Mike Adams struggled again. But Heath was great. Trev had to come in to save the game. He struck out the annoying Troy Tulowitzki. Then, with the bases loaded and one out, Chris Iannetta lined out to Kouz, who stepped on the bag for an unassisted double play. But the real story of this game was the defense. We turned 5 double plays!!! A most of them were in essential situations. We still have some major problems, mostly with the bullpen. But we can win through them. Bad news is that Bardo is back on the DL. NNNNOOOO!!! So Luke Carlin is back. Tomorrow is CY vs. Livan Hernandez. Tonight was a great game. Let’s continue tomorrow! Go Padres!   

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