What a weekend for Padres baseball. I’m telling you, this team has been just incredible. Wow…
- Friday: 8-7 Padres
Chris Young started the game, allowing five runs in the first inning to the Phillies. He ended up going only 3.2 innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits.
5-0 deficit by the second? No problemo for my Padres. In the third, we got our first run from a solo homer by Luis Rodruguez. Down 7-1 going into the fifth, the Padres got two more runs on a home run by Scott Hairston. They got two more in the sixth thanks to Nick Hundley’s first home run of the season, driving in Kouz.
In the eighth, Jody Gerut singled in a run. Scott Hairston hit a two-run double to take the lead from the Phillies.
Meanwhile, the bullpen was incredible. Luis Perdomo, Luke Gregerson, Cla Meredith, Duaner Sanchez, all had scoreless outings. It was so great!
Heath Bell struck out two batters to get his sixth save of the season. Cla Meredith got the win.
It was such a great game. The Padres were behind 5-0, 7-1, and they came all the way back to win. How ’bout them Padres?!
- Saturday: 8-5 Padres
Shawn Hill started the game and gave up two runs in five innings. The first run he gave up was in the second, a solo homer to Raul Ibanez.
In the third, the Padres got that run back and added another on a two-run homer from Adrian Gonzalez, his fourth of the season. We got another one in the fifth on a double from Brian Giles.
But the Phillies got one in each of the fifth and the sixth to tie the game at three. The Padres took the lead by one in the top of the ninth, but the Phillies took that away with two in the bottom of the inning.
In comes Brad Lidge, who had 47 straight saves. Notice the word “had”. Jody Gerut started the ninth with a double, followed by two groundouts. But the second one drove Jody in, and we had a tie game. Adrian Gonzalez and Chase Headley walked for my boy Kouz.
Anyways, Kouz came to the plate with two runners on, and he pounded that little ball with his big strong arms and sent it out of there to take an 8-5 lead. What a player!!
Heath Bell came in for the third game in a row, going 1-2-3 to earn his seventh save of the season. Cla Meredith got the win again.
It was a great game. We kept fighting, and we came out on top. Yay Kouz!! He was on front of the sports section in the newspaper yesterday, and it was such a cute picture!
- 5-4 Phillies
It was a good game for the Padres, but unfortunately, the bullpen did not get its job done.
Josh Geer, who just got called up in the place of Walter Silva, threw seven innings, allowing only two runs, only one earned. He had a great outing!
The Padres got three runs in the third on a Jody Gerut single, an Edgar Gonzalez triple, and a Brian Giles groundout. We added one more in the fifth on Adrian Gonzalez’s fifth home run of the season.
But the Phillies got two in the sixth and one in the eighth. In the bottom of the ninth, with a 4-3 Padres lead, Edwin Moreno came in to save the game. Heath had pitched three games in a row, and he needed a break. But if Moreno hadn’t pitched, I have a good feeling that we would have won.
Edwin gave up a single to Ryan Howard, and two pitches later, a walk-off homer to Raul Ibanez.
That was kind of sad, but we played hard, and the pitching was mostly great. It’s really too bad that Heath wasn’t able to pitch. I think he would have had that save, but at least he’s still 6-for-6.
Today is the fourth game of the series, Kevin Correia against Jamie Moyer. It’s going to be so cool to see how these Padres do.
Right now, they don’t think they can be beaten. They don’t think that they’re going to lose. They are going out there every day believing that they can win, even if they are down 5-0, 7-1, 3-0. There’s no stopping this team.
“We don’t need to win every single day … but we have that confidence that we can beat anyone,” Heath Bell said.
I am so excited about these Padres!
The retreat went really well. We stayed at a beautiful cabin right by a lake, and it was so beautiful and peaceful. It was a great trip. Nice to get away…
The weather was so perfect up there, and then we came back down. It was in the high 90s and it was miserable. It’s supposed to be even hotter today. I HATE THE HEAT!!! Ugh. We don’t have air conditioning in our house so we just about die when it gets this hot. AHHHHHH!!!
Let’s get this game tonight, boys. GO PADRES!!!
(photo credit: Union Tribune)