•Anthony Rizzo, San Diego Padres: Part of the haul from the Boston Red Sox in the offseason Adrian Gonzalez trade, the first baseman, 21, was expected to remain in the minors most of this season. But he’s batting .374 with 12 homers and 50 RBI in 37 games at Class AAA Tucson. Padres first basemen were batting a combined .223 through Tuesday.
The San Diego Padres already have a tough enough time scoring runs as it is. The last thing they need is umpires taking runs away from them. Sadly, that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday night thanks to familiar foe Joe West.