Sunday May 17, 2009
Nick Hundley crushed a walk off home run to the upper deck in left field in the bottom of the 16th inning to give the San Diego Padres 6-5 win tonight over the Cincinnati Reds.
Yes you read that right, 16th inning. The game lasted 5 hours and 14 minutes.
Giles led off the game with a home run to RF and the Padres used nearly every player on the on the team by the time this one was over 16 innings later.
22 of the Padres 25 players were used and when the game ended, the Padres had just Jake Peavy, Chris Young and Chad Gaudin available to pitch OR hit in pitchers spot in the 17th.
Starter Josh Geer went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 5 runs on 2 huge home runs. The much maligned Padres bullpen then held the Reds scoreless for 10 1/3 innings.
Luis Perdomo went 3 innings and to get his first career win.
For the Reds, Starter Edinson Volquez and loser Micah Owings both went 5 2/3 innings each to sandwich 5 Reds relievers.
The Padres had not won two games in a row since April 18th. It was also the last time the Padres swept a series. can they do it again tomorrow?
The Padres have started a winning streak!