Thursday, April 24, 2008

Padres lose opener to Giants in extras

Padres and Giants battled all night in a pitchers duel ( or just total lack of offensive ability), and the Padres had the lead and Greg Maddux was poised to win his 350th game........then..........Hoffman blew his 2nd save of the season. With 1 out in the 9th inning, and two strikes on him, Molina got a ball out of the strikezone, low and inside and used his 5 iron to golf it over the LF wall.

This sent the game into extra innings, and in the 13th the Giants finally pushed across two runs to take the lead, before the Padres could stop the bleeding.

In the bottom of the 9th it appeared as if the Padres were going to pull out a miracle, and had the bases loaded.......but as has been the case all year so far, hitting with RISP is something this team is failing to do miserably. The Padres managed to push one run across, and with 2 outs, the winning run at 2nd, Josh Bard grounded out weakly to SS to end the game.

KT was on the radio this morning, and said to the effect, that if things don't turn around there will be changes made. He's on his way to Portland next weekend to watch guys like Headley, Antonelli, LeBlanc & Hundley to see where these kids are. The way it sounded was that if he felt any/all were ready, they just might be seeing a roster spot on the big league club before long.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 11 0
San Diego
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 0

Stay tuned for sure Friar faithful

Play Ball !!!

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