Monday May 25, 2009
On this day set aside so we can show our appreciation for the brave men and women who served in the military to keep our country safe and free, the San Diego Padres fought back from a 7-1 deficit in the 5th inning to post a 9-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Starting pitcher Chad Gaudin’s struggles with control continued as he gave up 5 hits and 5 walks while allowing 7 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.
In my opinion, Gaudin’s control went away when he shaved the squirrell off his chin.
Adrian Gonzalez hit his league leading 17th home run in the 4th inning for the Padres 1st run.
The Padres plated 5 runs in the 8th and 1 in the 9th to tie the game at 7-7, then Chase Headley hit a 420 foot blast to left field with Henry Blanco on 1st base to drive in the go ahead runs.
Heath Bell came in to shut the Diamondbacks down for his 13th save of the season.
Catcher Nick Hundley and manager Bud Black were thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Eric Cooper on a disputed call at the plate in the 6th inning. Cooper blew the play, but it didn’t matter as the Padres pummelled the Diamondbacks in the late innings.
Take a litle sip of the kool aid folks, the Padres are now 23-22 on the season.
And today the Padres win their tenth game in a row!