Good morning! I write that because some of you didn’t stay past the 10th inning to see the outcome of the game. It was a battle of the bullpens between the Padres and the Giants.
The Padres offense struggled to do anything against the Giants bullpen. They struck out 19 times in the game and only were able to muster up 2 hits in eight innings against the bullpen.
It was a wasted effort by Dustin Moseley. Mose pitched 7.1 innings and struck out 9 Giants and then handed the game off to Mike Adams. Usually that means GAME OVER, but today was a different ending.
The Giants were able to tie the ballgame up against Adams and then it began the extra inning fight. The Padres bullpen of Luke Gregerson and Josh Spence took care of business. Even Ernesto Freiri was able to work through a couple of innings, even though it seemed he was competing for Drama Queen awards with Heath Bell.
Then Buddy Black called on Pat Neshek. There is just something about Neshek that makes me feel uncomfortable. He allowed the first batter he saw to end the game. Nate Schierholtz got a hold of a pitch and drove it into the drink in right field to start the celebrations for the Giants.