Padres Fade, Lose Series To Braves

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Jul 25, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jesse Hahn (45) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 was impressive. The Padres got to Alex Wood for 4 earned runs as they went on to win 5-2. Hahn pitched a beauty as well. Medica had 4 hits and an RBI. Chris Denorfia also had a good game, with 3 hits, 2 runs scored and an RBI as well. The Padres were 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position. The Padres hit ground ball after ground ball through the infield. They played “small-ball” throughout the game to a victory that ended with Joaquin Benoit notching his second save of the year and it was of the 4-out variety, as he entered in to get out of a jam in the 8th. That marks his first save since stepping into the closer role after Huston Street was traded to the Angels.

The Padres had 13 hits, 12 of them were singles. Only Carlos Quentin had an extra base hit, with a double. “We’re getting some key hits, some situational hits. We’re bunching them together….Today, we kept going. We stayed on [Braves starting pitcher Alex] Wood. We didn’t let up. We stayed on top of these [Braves pitchers],” Bud Black told’s Corey Brock. Hahn pitched well enough to get his 6th victory of his young season.