Padres Win Series Against Phillies

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The Padres were able to bounce back Thursday night. Thanks to a pair of home runs by Amarista and Will Venable, the Padres put 7 runs on the board. As we have seen all year, if the Padres offense can muster that many runs, it is pretty much a done deal with the stellar pitching staff. The series finale was no different. Venable had 3 RBI and 4 Padres had multi-hit games. Robbie Erlin got his first win since May, pitching 6 strong innings and striking out 4. The Padres took advantage of 5 walks by Kyle Kendrick, who didn’t get past the 5th inning.

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The Padres have 10 games left. They have to go 6-4 in that stretch to exceed last year’s win total. This is definitely possible. They now host the Giants, who are in the middle of a playoff hunt. Then they host the Rockies and then play the Giants once more. The Padres should like their chances of finishing with a better record than last year. The Padres need some momentum heading into the off-season.