Padres: Offense Bails Out Bullpen Again in Dramatic Win

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It was the San Diego Padres offense that came to the rescue on Thursday afternoon with a come from behind victory in the last inning.

Are you not entertained? That should be the theme for this San Diego Padres season as they seem to do something incredible every time they take the field.

This had the looks of a low-scoring afternoon game that the Padres would end up on the losing side of after falling behind 3-1 through 4.5 innings of a 7-inning game.

But then the first round of fireworks started with Fernando Tatis Jr. putting one on top of the Metal Supply building and then Manny Machado sending one into orbit to tie it up.

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But then things were turned over to the bullpen where Craig Stammen gave up 4 hits and hit a batter without recording an out.

Four of those runners came around to score giving the Mariners a 7-3 lead in the final inning.

Even I have to admit I thought things were over at that point with the bottom of the lineup coming up.

But I should know better by now as this team has too much firepower and too much confidence to go down without a fight.

And honestly, things didn’t look so good as the first two batters of the inning went down quietly.

Then made the mistake of hitting Austin Hedges and turning things over to the top of the lineup.

Seven straight batters reached capped off by a three-run walk-off homer by Wil Myers to end the game and give the Padres an incredible comeback win.

I can’t help but notice that the Padres scored 7 runs in the inning, something Chris Woodward apparently thinks isn’t possible late in the game.

This was a big comeback win for the Padres as you’d hate to lose two in a row to the lowly Mariners after having such a big weekend against the Houston Astros.

Hopefully they carry this momentum into the nightcap and come away with the series victory.

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But don’t let the comeback disguise the fact that this team has huge problems in the bullpen that need to be addressed before the trade deadline.