Top Padres Stories of 2014
By Tim Richer
Aug 30, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista (right) is doused by catcherRene Rivera
(left) after driving in the winning run in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat the Dodgers 2-1 at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
2014 was the year of the walkoff for the Padres. The team notched 11 walkoff wins this past season, making for great excitement at Petco Park. While the team wasn’t the greatest Padre team ever put together, they did know how to make their games exciting.
If 2014 was the year of the walkoff, then August would have to be the month of the walkoff for the Friars. Nearly half of their walkoffs came in the month of August. It started on August 2nd when Will Venable lined a single to right off Craig Kimbrel in the 12th to drive in the game-winning run. The very next night, Everth Cabrera would shoot a single up the middle in the 10th to drive in Alexi Amarista for back-to-back walkoff wins.
If you thought back-to-back walkoff wins were special, how about back-to-back-to-back? That was the case on August 27th, 29th and 30th with Rene Rivera, Yasmani Grandal and Alexi Amarista doing the honors this time.
For all the tough losses Padres fans had to endure in 2014, at least there were these 11 exciting victories that we could all enjoy.