Padres Walk-Off Again

Matt Wadleigh
May 5, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers (4) is congratulated by hitting coach Alan Zinter (right) after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the New York Mets at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers (4) is congratulated by hitting coach Alan Zinter (right) after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the New York Mets at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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“That’s a fun way to end a baseball game,” manager Andy Green said. (Associated Press)

It sure was a fun way to end the game. With the Padres down 3-2 going to the bottom of the ninth, San Diego need at least a run to keep the game going. They got that run with the first batter of the half inning. Catcher Derek Norris hit a line drive home run on a 1-0 pitch to tie the game up and spark some life into this Padres team.

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“I was just trying to stay really simple,” Norris said. “I wasn’t trying to hit it out of the ballpark, just trying to get a nice line drive, get on base and try and spark something. Fortunately, I got a pitch a little elevated and got it pretty good.” (AP)

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Norris was right on the money. A line drive shot to tie the game. After the Norris homer, Alexei Ramirez singled, then stole second with Jankowski at the plate. Ramirez would eventually move to third base on a wild pitch from Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino to put the winning run 90 feet away. Jankowski walked, then moved to second on a defensive indifference, and Jon Jay lined out to bring up Wil Myers.

Myers hit a liner right over the third base bag to bring home the winning run. Padres win 4-3, with another walk-off win at Petco Park in the 2016 season.

Wil Myers would finish 2-4 with the game winning RBI, and San Diego used a strong outing from Colin Rea as well. Rea went seven innings, giving up six hits and three runs with a pair of walks. Rea gave up all three runs in the first three innings, and found his groove from then on.

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The Padres have now taken the first two from the Braves, and have another chance for a sweep on Wednesday afternoon. The Padres have yet to sweep anybody this season, but with Drew Pomeranz on the mound, the Padres should feel pretty good.

The Padres have bounced back after a disastrous week last week, now taking two of three from the Colorado Rockies and at least two of three from the Atlanta Braves. The Padres have Thursday off before a tough 9-game stretch where they face the Rockies, Marlins, and Nationals.

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