Padres’ Top 10 All-Star Moments: 10-6
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10: Yo Adrian!
The final season at Yankee Stadium back in 2008 was a monster of an All-Star Game. With the game tied at two in the top of the eighth, American League pitcher Jonathan Papelbon from the Boston Red Sox had just struck out then Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla after “overrated” chants were greeting Mr. Papelbon from the Yankee Stadium home locals.
After an overthrow from Rays catcher Dioner Navarro that let the Astros Miguel Tejada go from second to third, Padres lone All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (remember him?) lifted a sacrifice fly to left to give the National League at 3-2 lead. Gonzalez that night went 1-for-3 despite the American League winning 4-3 in the 15th inning. That night was Gonzalez’s chance to show the baseball world how gifted of a baseball player he was with his sweet swing and opposite power.