Wednesday May 20, 2009
It was deja vu all over again as the San Diego Padres won their fifth straight game by a score of 2-1 over the San Francisco Giants again tonight, making this the longest winning streak since a five game win streak at Petco June 4th - 8th last season.
The pitchers lines were eerily similar to last nights game as the Padres starter Chad Gaudin went 6 full innings giving up 5 hits and 1 run and a trio of relievers gave up just one hit holding the Giants in check for 3 innings. Heath Bell remained perfect throwing another perfect inning for his 11th save of the season.
Once again the Giants starters were lights out with Jonathan Sanchez giving up just 2 hits in 6 innings. As it was last night, unfortunately for him the Padres were able to get 2 big hits, a double and a home run, to drive in 2 runs against him.
Do I hear strains of the Twilight Zone in the background?
The Padres beleaguered and besieged bullpen has not given up a single run in this home stand. All I can say is WOW! What a change two guys can make.
Kouzmanoff crushed the game winning home run to DEEEEP Left field in the 4th inning, giving him just his 3rd of the season. After going 6-13 in the series against the Reds and getting 2 hits tonight, Kouzmanoff is showing signs of finally breaking out of his funk this season.
Can the Padres win against Lincecum tomorrow and sweep two straight series? Even better, can they win 3 straight series at home?
FIVE in a Row folks. That is some kind of nice! FIVE in a row!