Wee hours of the morning Saturday May 16, 2009
Been a while since we have been able to say that!
This win was a team win. Everyone contributed!
Kevin Correia pitched 7 strong giving up just 5 hits, 3 runs and limited his walks to 2.
That is nearly a miracle in and of itself.
And the Padres came back from a 3-1 deficit to score runs in the bottom of the 6th and 7th to win the game over the Cincinnati Reds.
Adrian Gonzalez continues to be ON FIRE, hitting his major league leading 15th home run of the season in the bottom of the 1st inning. Don’t look now, but Adrian is on pace to hit 67.5 home runs for the season. I don’t think he will get there, but 40 is certainly within reach and reason for the younger Gonzalez.
Brian Giles was batting leadoff tonight and contributed a hit and a run.
Kevin Kouzmanoff came up with a clutch double in the 6th to drive in Jody Gerut who singled. Gerut also also hit a Sac Fly fly in the 7th to drive in a run.
All of the starters had at least one hit with Eckstein and Hairston also driving in runs with singles in a three run 7th.
Bell came in with 2 out in the 8th and induced a pop out from Brandon Harris, then overcame a lead off double and a walk to get his 9th save of the season.
Bell is perfect in 9 save opportunities and maintained his 0.00 ERA.
So say it with me folks. It feels too good not to.
Padres Win! Padres Win! Padres Win!