Padres Recap: June 8th, 2015


The San Diego Padres took advantage of mistakes by the Atlanta Braves tonight in their 5-3 come form behind win.

The Padres scored early in the second on a Cory Spangenberg double to take a 1-0 lead. The Braves responded in the fourth to take a 1-3 lead. That lead held most of the game but the Padres were able to chip away and tie up the game at three with runs in the eighth and ninth inning.

Doubles from Matt Kemp and Alexi Amarista in the top of the eleventh gave the Padres the lead and enough breathing room for Craig Kimbrel to secure the win and get his 200th career save.

Despite giving up three runs in the fourth, Ian Kennedy managed the rest of the game well, despite only throwing five innings. The rest of the Padres bullpen threw six scoreless innings, looking sharp and dominate again. The Padres rotation is really starting to show signs they have shaken off the early rust that was holding this team back earlier this season; especially Kimbrel who seemed right at home tonight on the field that made him famous.

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