Thursday May 9, 2009
David Eckstein delivered a walk off single in a 4-3 San Diego Padre win that may have sealed the fate of Arizona Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin.
After Kevin Kouzmanoff stroked his 2nd double and 3rd hit of the game, both Nick Hundley and Chris Burke drew a walk setting the stage for Eckstein.
Eckstein came through with s sharply hit single down the line to RF driving in Kouzmanoff.
This was the 2nd straight win which has been decided in extra innings and the 8th come from behind win for the Padres this season.
Chris young looked sharp for 6 innings allowing just 3 runs and 5 hits, striking out 6 on 98 pitches.
Kevin Kouzmanoff has what Padres fans can hope is a breakout game going 3 for 5 and scoring two of the Padres 4 runs.
After the game the Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin was fired and will reportedly be replaced as field general by VP of Player Development AJ Finch. The Diamondbacks had stumbled out to a 12-17 start this season after stumbling badly last season after a 20-8 start.
The Padres now head out on the road for a 6 game, 7 day trip that begins tomorrow night in Houston against a struggling Astros team.