Hot Padres Sweep Braves, Win Homestand

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Aug 2, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder Will Venable (left) is doused by shortstop Everth Cabrera (center) after he drove in the winning run during the twelfth inning against the Atlanta Braves in a 3-2 win at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports


Game 2 did not have the same offensive fireworks but was entertaining nonetheless. Ian Kennedy didn’t have the stuff he has had most of this year, but he still struck out 7 and only allowed 2 hits in 5 innings. He also walked 5. The Padres squandered a late 2-1 lead, a rarity with this bullpen. Kevin Quackenbush allowed 2 hits, a run and a walk while the Braves tied the game in the 8th. The game eventually went into extras and the Padres were given the opportunity to win in the 12th when the mighty Braves closer Craig Kimbrel walked 3 straight Padres. Will Venable then took advantage by lining the walk-off hit over Jason Heyward’s head in right field. Medica once again had a multi-hit game and Yangervis Solarte had 2 walks, 2 runs scored and an RBI. The Padres fared better the second time against Atlanta’s starting pitcher Ervin Santana. He still pitched well, striking out 6 in 6.2 innings but he did walk 4. That opened some doors for the Padres. It was a much better result than last week when Santana pitched 8 innings, striking out a career-high 11. Tim Stauffer got his third win of the season as he pitched a scoreless 11th and 12th innings.