Padres Walk All Over Reds, Win 11-5


The Padres were reminiscent of Windex Monday night, as they ruining the Reds streak, winning 11-5 in Cincinnati. The Reds came into the game on a 10-game winning streak, but the Padres attack featured 22 baserunners in the rout.

The Reds actually jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, after a solo HR by Drew Stubbs, and two-run double by former Padre Ryan Ludwick. The runs came off of Padres starter Edinson Volquez, who made his first start in Great American Ballpark since being traded from the Reds in the offseason.

The Padres bounced right back in the top of the 2nd, scoring five runs. The Padres added four more in the 3rd to blow the game wide-open. Will Venable had a bases-clearing triple in the third. Venable went 2-4, with 2 walks and 4 RBI’s.

San Diego added another run in the 4th, with an RBI double from Yonder Alonso. Alonso had a big game against his former team, going 4-5 with 3 doubles. Alonso has 28 doubles on the year.

Volquez did not have his best stuff, as he gave up five runs in five innings. Thanks to the Padres offense, it was enough to give Volquez his seventh win of the year.

The Padres offense delivered with 11 walks, including four from Chase HeadleyCarlos Quentin also hit his 1oth homer of the year.

The game was not all positive, as Yasmani Grandal left the game with an injury. He appeared to strain an oblique on a swing in the second inning, and left the game. His status has not been updated.

NOTES: The Padres placed LHP Joe Thatcher on the 15-day disabled list with tendonitis in his knee. To take his place on the roster, the Padres recalled RHP Brad Boxberger from AAA Tucson.