Padres Analysis: The Top 10 Padres Games of 2014

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Jun 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres centerfielder

Cameron Maybin

(24) and 1st base coach

Jose Valentin

(17) celebrate Maybin

6. June 7th, Padres Walk-Off vs. Washington Nationals After Alonso Ties It With HR in 9th

Andrew Cashner and Blake Treinen had quite the pitching duel. Each combined for only 7 hits and 2 runs allowed.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the 4th when Chase Headley doubled home Seth Smith to take a 1-0 lead. Cameron Maybin then doubled home Headley two batters later as the Padres took a 2-0 lead.

The Nationals countered with a 3-run top of the 7th when Ryan Zimmerman had an RBI double and Ian Desmond homered to drive in Zimmerman, giving Washington the lead. The scored held until the bottom of the ninth.

The Nationals closer Rafael Soriano came in and retired the first two Padres with ease. Then came Yonder Alonso. On a 1-0 count, Alonso sent a fly ball into the right field seats for a game-tying solo home run for his 5th of the year.

Each bullpen stymied the bats for the next inning and a half until the bottom of the 11th. Craig Stammen came in and retired the first two he faced. He then surrendered a single to Headley and walked Alonso. Maybin then sent a shot between first and second base into the outfield, scoring Headley for the walk-off single.

San Diego’s bullpen held the Nats scoreless in the last 4 innings of relief and Joaquin Benoit got credited with the win. The Friars accumulated 10 hits and had 3 two-out RBI.

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