Monday September 14, 2009
The San Diego Padres gave a game away to the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at Petco Park, leaving the bases loaded twice and men in scoring position 2 other times.
They also looked like minor leaguers against a pitcher, Billy Buckner of the Diamondbacks with a 7.30 ERA coming into this game.
Kevin Correia went 6 1/3 and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks with 7 so. Adam Russell gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in the 10th to take the loss.
Tony Gwynn went 3-5 but disappeared when it counted, twice failing to even be able to put a bunt on play. It was a sad display of ineptness at bunting. If you cannot hit for power or average you BETTER be able to bunt.
Drew Macias went 2 for 2 with a walk to raise his average to .226 on the season.
We got to see both Sean Gallagher and Aaron Poreda pitch tonight. Gallagher was wild while facing just 2 batter in the 9th. Poreda threw just 1 pitch to get the final out in the 10th.