Bring Out the Bats
- 16-7 Padres
The Padres left 10 runners on. They got the bases loaded in the 9th and only scored one run. But I’m OK with that. We brought out our bats yesterday, and we won a huge game. Livan Hernandez was pathetic. The Padres scored 4 runs in the 1st and 7 in the second. Kouz, Giles, and Gerut hit multiple-run homers. Adrian (pictured) and Giles each had 4 hits. In the bottom of the 4th, with an 11-0 lead, Chris Young allowed 7 runs. A ball went off of Edgar’s glove that he should have caught, and that allowed the inning to drag on more than it should have. Edgar says his slump isn’t bothering him, but it’s bothering his defense. Maybe it’s because he’s not getting as much playing time. I hope he breaks out of it soon. I am so glad that Justin Hampson got the win, because he was marvelous. He went 3 scoreless innings. Wil Ledezma was amazingly able to throw 2 scoreless. Not walkless, but scoreless. Luke Carlin hit his first major league home run, a 3-run drive. Coors Field is so weird! Our 16 runs is a season high. We had 20 hits!! Kouz was super hot in this series. He had 9 hits. It was a really enjoyable game. Brian Corey strained his hamstring. Brett Tomko flew back with the team so he might replace Corey should Brian go on the DL. The Brewers are coming, throwing Jeff Suppan, CC Sabathia, and Ben Sheets. Baek, Banks and Peavy are going for the Padres. Go Friars!