Padres Offensive Outburst Continues…At First

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Jun 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; A detailed view of the scoreboard during the top of the seventh inning between the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Mariners would finish the top half of the inning with nine runs to go up 16-12. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; A detailed view of the scoreboard during the top of the seventh inning between the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Mariners would finish the top half of the inning with nine runs to go up 16-12. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Padres continued their offensive resurgence Thursday night, following up Wednesday night’s 14 run outburst by scoring 13 more on Thursday. I guess those rough words from Ron Fowler had some effect.

The Padres rapped out 20 hits in the game, with lead off hitter Jon Jay leading the attack by going 5-6 in the hit parade with Matt Kemp going 3-6 with two runs scored.

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Padres starter Colin Rea allowed just two runs through five innings of work and struck out 3 while walking just one. Four Padres had 2 RBI in the game: Wil Myers, Jon Jay, Melvin Upton Jr., and Adam Rosales.

Carlos Villanueva and Fernando Rodney each pitched an inning of scoreless relief to finish out the night with Rodney trying to add to his All Star resume coming up in just over a month at Petco Park.

If you don’t want to read anything negative about the Padres, please; stop reading right now.

So that is what went right last night.

Besides that – it wasn’t pretty. As Rea entered the 6th inning the Padres had given him a 12-2 lead. That sizable lead didn’t last long. He started allowing hits and Brad Hand came in to allow a home run that brought the Mariners within 5. He was able to end the scoring and head to the bottom of the sixth.

The Padres went quietly before Ryan Buchter – who himself has been a sensation this year and allowed just 2 earned runs all season – until last night. After striking out the first he faced, Norichika Aoki singled before a walk and HBP loaded the bases. Nelson Cruz struck out to get two outs in the inning. Still a chance to save it, right? Wrong.

The Mariners followed with SEVEN CONSECUTIVE SINGLES. They were 11-12 on the night with runners in scoring position. Robinson Cano grounded to end the inning but the Mariners were up 16-12 by that point. Not even Brandon Maurer could stop the bleeding – though I do wonder why Rodney couldn’t have been brought in earlier to stop the bleeding.

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It was the largest comeback in Mariners team history. It was the most runs ever scored at Petco Park. And for fans and team owners who thought Tuesday was the season low point, Thursday took over that spot in a season that is going down the tubes quicker than you can say Norichika Aoki.

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