This series had a little bit of everything. It had a pitcher’s duel, an offensive shootout, a homecoming for a San Diegan and most importantly, a series win for the San Diego Padres (71-81). They beat the Phillies (70-83) three games to one. Both teams had its share of stellar pitching and clutch hitting.
As a team, the Padres hit .274 in the 4-game series. They reached double-digits in hits twice. The offensive player of the series is Alexi Amarista. He came a triple shy of the cycle in Game 2. He had 6 hits, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored, including a pair of home runs. He has performed very well in the absence of Everth Cabrera. He is hitting .343 in his last 10 games and has hit safely in 7 of his last 9 games.