San Diego Padres 3 – St Louis Cardinals 1
The Padres had stumbled in the last 5 games and were desperately looking for a victory. Mat Latos took the hill and pitched spectacular this afternoon. He pitched 8 innings and struck out 7 and only gave up a run to get his second win of the season. The team really needed a performance like that from the kid to stop the losing streak.
Brad Hawpe continued his hot hitting with a home run in his first at bat. The Padres were able to take the lead in the bottom of the 8th with some 2-out thunder. Jason Bartlett started it off with a 2-out bunt single and Chase Headley followed it up with a double to bring him home. Ryan Ludwick then singled to bring in Headley and make it a 3-1 game.
Heath Bell came in to close out the game in the ninth and picked up his 10th save of the season.
Heath Bell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for 10th save in 11 tries.
Mat Latos improves to 2-6 and lowered ERA from 4.60 to 4.08.