The 5 greatest individual games in San Diego Padres history
By Kevin Henry
San Diego Padres greatest game: Ryan Klesko, August 29, 2001 at St. Louis
During his lone All-Star season with the Padres in 2001, Klesko put together one of the best offensive performances in San Diego history in a steamy slugfest under the Gateway Arch.
St. Louis would post a 16-14 win that would carry with it accusations of Klesko corking his bat after the slugger went 5-for-6 with a pair of home runs, a pair of doubles, and five RBI. His second-inning home run was blasted 472 feet, which, at the time, was the longest by an opposing player since home runs began being measured at Busch Stadium in 1988.
It was his home run in the ninth inning, however, off Cardinals closer Dave Veres that caused the pitcher to accuse Klesko of corking his bat. The accusation was proven not to be true.
San Diego Padres greatest game: Hunter Renfroe, June 14, 2019, at Colorado
You knew a Coors Field game had to be in here somewhere, right? Well, Renfroe came through in a big way at a mile high in a 16-12 Padres win that was capped by a five-run 12th inning where Renfroe hit one of his three home runs.
This game featured 28 runs and 39 hits, and Renfroe would add his part to those totals, going 4-for-7 with five RBI and four runs scored. He would also play a big role in San Diego sending the game to extra innings as the Padres plated six runs in the ninth to knot the game. Renfroe hit a two-run homer as part of that rally.