“Padres–Send a Message”
“Padres–Send a Message’
They will not go away.
The batting order will not give up.
The starting pitchers grit and grind thru a bunch of quality starts-all year long
The bullpen has now gone 9-plus innings without allowing a run in this series.
And they are coming home on Friday, tied (1-1) in the series against the 111-win Dodgers.
Manny Machado booed unmercifully, for what he did and said, in his short stay in LA, when he did not hustle on groundballs, and then said he did not feel he had to go 100% all the time, went hard all night long.
Machado continues to hit against the Blue, a screaming linedrive home run off Clayton Kershaw and a key RBI double.
Some night for Jake Cronenworth, homereing and adding an RBI groundout, and saying goodbye to that (2-for-17) postseason slump.
Do everything Jurickson Profar added a critical insurance RBI.
Yu Darvish shedding that (2-5) career record in the playoffs, with his 2nd great post season outing.
Josh Hader continued to bring the heat out of the bullpen. And how about the pressure packed work of Robert Suarez and Nick Martinez.
The Padres aren’t collapsing as they have in the past. They don’t care about the 111-LA wins, or the 215-home runs, or the top ERA’s from the starters and relievers LA sends out to the mound.
The first game comeback fell short. The 2nd game comeback came as a win.
And now they come home for Friday-Saturday home games infront of a Friar mob that will be screaming loud.
Doubt there will be any Dodgers Blue in the stands. Friar Brown will be the color of the day. Winning this playoff series is now very much in play, as they play in the Gaslamp Quarter.
The Padres have sent a message to the baseball world. San Diego is not just America’s Finest City, it’s baseball team is fine too.