Today was a great day for Padres baseball.
Entirely because we got the sweet victory of defeating Tim Lincecum and the Giants.
It all started in the top of the first where the Padres got three singles and a sacrifice fly to score two runs.
Clayton Richard started the game for the Padres and went just long enough to get the win, five innings with no runs allowed. Ernesto Frieri unfortunately allowed two runs in the bottom of the sixth to bring the Giants from 3-0 to 3-2. Josh Spence, Chad Qualls, Mike Adams, and Heath Bell also pitched, with no damage done until Heath made things very interesting in the bottom of the ninth. Overall, a very solid day on the pitching side.
Our offense wasn’t too shabby either. We had 11 hits in this game. Every player in the starting lineup had a hit, and Will Venable and Jason Barlett had two. Will hit a big insurance-run homer in the top of the ninth.
So we won, 5-3! It was so sweet. So so so sweet. Especially handing Lincecum the loss, that was probably the best part. I mean, these guys have always kind of been our rivals since they’re in our division, but they instantly became hated in the eyes of Padres fans because of what happened last season. That was our division. We had the NL West all season, and the stupid Giants swooped in and stole in right out of our hands and went on the win the World Series. I hate the Giants.
This four-game series is pretty important. I’d say that we need to win it to have any hope for our season, from a game perspective and from a front office perspective.
Let’s do this.
I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July!!