Friday July 31, 2009
The Padres mounted one of the biggest comebacks of the year overcoming a 7-1 deficit to post their 2nd double digit run total and defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7 at Petco Park tonight.
Kyle Blanks went 2 for 3 including his 5th home run of the season walked twice and scored 2 runs, Tony Gwynn went 3 for 5 and scored 3 runs, and Will Venable hit a 3 run shot to pace the Padres offensive attack.
Starting pitcher Chad Guadin got pounded in the 2nd inning, surrendering 6 hits 2 walks and all 7 runs in 1.2 innings pitched. Poor defense from Chase Headley and Tony Gwynn contributed to the run total as only 3 runs were earned. After loading the bases Gaudin on a leadoff walk and 2 singles. Gaudin got 2 outs on strike outs before a pair of singles drove in 3 runs. Gaudin then walked the next batter to reload the bases and a pair of errors by Headley and Gwynn on the next two plays allowed three more runs to score.
The Padres, now on a 4 game winning streak, have been one of the streakiest teams this season having had one of the longest winning streaks (10 games) and several 6 game losing streaks so far this year.
In unrelated Padres news – The Padres fired hitting coach Jim Lefebvre and replaced him with AAA manager Randy Ready. Ready is the 4th hitting coach in 4 seasons for the Padres.