Week In Review: Padres Offensive Explosion
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Player of the Week:
Tommy Medica. What a week?! After a career 5-for-5 night on Friday, he added on a home run Sunday and ended the week 9-for-19 with three homers, 6 RBI and a stolen base for good measure. Now that the season is officially over for making any sort of playoff run, these Padres can just play. No trades looming over their heads, just getting out and playing this grand old game to show us all both glimpses of the future and having some fun in the present. It will be interesting to see how the lineup is mix and matched down the stretch. Have the Padres given up on Yonder Alonso and is Medica forcing them to play him more? His average is now up to .276 with 7 home runs, so it seems he is finding the stroke that got him here in the first place, while Alonso continues his season long struggle. It will most likely carryover into next season, but certainly I expect Medica to find a place on the Opening Day 2015 roster.
Current Record: 51-60
Current Standings: 11.5 GB of the Dodgers