It’s a game like last night’s that makes you feel great being a Padres fan.
But if you are a Padres fan, you know that in all likelihood, the Padres won’t be able to live up to what they did last night the next day, but it still feels good.
Yesterday, we won 15-5 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. We had four home runs, including a grand slam by Chase Headley. I remember years ago when Khalil Greene hit a grand slam at PNC Park. That was pretty great.
But what this game really told me was that we would be so much better if we didn’t play in Petco Park so much. I know this is an old, old subject, but last night was enough to convince me. We went nuts last night, hit four home runs, had 15 hits, and scored 15 runs. You won’t see that at Petco anytime soon.
Kyle Blanks and Aaron Cunningham each hit a solo home run. Jesus Guzman hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth. He also went 2-for-5 and raised his average to .360. I’m really, really liking this guy.
Will Venable and Cameron Maybin each had two hits. Everyone else was pretty exceptional too, and hey, we won the game by ten runs.
Hopefully, we will be able to carry on the momentum to today’s game. But it’s my fear that they will just let us down today and get no-hit or something.
Let’s hope that’s not the case.