The San Diego Padres and Matt Kemp really needed this one. Blowing earlier chances with runners in scoring position earlier in the game, Kemp – hitting in the cleanup spot – finally came through with a bases clearing double to give the Padres a 3-0 lead in the tenth inning. The bases were loaded and there were two outs, this was the exact type of situation the Friars went out and got Kemp for.
You could tell Matt was relieved, lifting his arms in triumph when he reached second base.
"“Felt like we needed to win that game right there. Felt excited I could get that hit for our team.”– Matt Kemp, via ESPN"
While Kemp was the hero at the end of the night, Will Venable might have been the real savior. The Padres were able to take the Angels into extra innings thanks to Venable, stealing a deep-center (409 feet) homerun from Mike Trout in the third inning:
Odrisamer Despaigne had another great start, throwing six innings and only giving up five hits. Despaigne had to be on point going up against the Halo’s Matt Shoemaker who kept the Padres scoreless until extra innings.
The Padres will try to get the series win later today, Andrew Cashner on the mound against Garrett Richards.
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