Howdy boys. My zombie-like San Diego Padres ventured to St. Louis to square off against Fish’s Votto-less Cardinals on Monday evening. Here’s what transpired:
Game 1: Westbrook @ De La Rosa
This battle of #5’s emphasized offense, with Holliday knocking in a two-run bomb in the top of the 1st. Fish came back with a Chipper RBI in the bottom of the 1st before Keith cracked manufactured 3 runs in the 3rd on a Han-Ram solo shot and RBI’s by Byrd and Holliday. Fish rallied on a 3-run shot on the double-switch with 3B Ian Stewart hitting for the pitcher. Hanley would effectively end the game in the top of the 8th with a Grand Slam off Sean Marshall. Ian Stewart, it should be noted, did hit his 2nd HR of the game in the bottom of the 8th.
Keith – 10
Fish – 5
Game 2: Halladay @ Cain
Fish scored two in the bottom of the 1st on a Colby Rasmus double before Freddy “Mole Face” tied the game in the top of the 2nd with a two run rip. Fish would plate one more run before Han-Ram continued his hot-hitting with a three-run HR in the 5th following a Fred Sanchez RBI. Halladay would go the distance in the victory.
Keith – 6
Fish – 3
Game 3: Jimenez @ Latos
The Padres began game 3 with thoughts of avenging their 3-game sweep at the hands of the Cardinals early in the season. It was not to be, however, as Latos continued is masterful season by skunking the baffled Padres. Fish got two RBI’s from the (now starting?) Ian Steward and two more from the Pujols-free Colby Rasmus.
Fish – 5
Keith – 0
A few notes:
Han-Ram had eight RBI’s in the series, which I would be impressed with if I didn’t recall that Kevin “RBI Mercenary” Youkilis led off last year’s AL season for me with something like 9 or 12.
I am now done with my season, restoring my rightful and valued place as league pace car. I’m happy to take teams or roll a series for anyone as-needed; nothing for me to do but browse through 2010 AL statistics now, friends.