The Cardinals and Padres split the last two games of their three game series. Tuesday, we got some free baseball as the game lasted through the 11th until Daniel Descalso singled in Craig who had walked to lead off the inning.
|Cardinals' starting pitcher Kyle McClellan|
|Brad Hawpe hit a 2-run blast in the 1st|
|Descalso at third base|
|Descalso had three singles on the night|
|Rookie catcher Tony Cruz gets his first major league hit. He went 3-for-5 on the night with two singles and a double.|
|Padres ambassador Orlando Hudson chats it up with Theriot|
Wednesday was an early game with a 3:30pm starting time. Katie and Joe's flight landed at 2pm so we hustled to get to the ballpark in time. Both Dave and Joe tried the half-pound dog from Randy Jones BBQ before the first pitch and it received positive reviews. No more Friar Franks from Wienerschnitzels!
|Half Pound Dog from Randy Jones BBQ|
There were again a bunch of Cardinals fans in our section. Most were just good baseball fans. We did have one lady who was over served and very friendly. Joe and her became quick buddies.
Unfortunately, Katie and Joe did not bring any luck to the Cardinals and they were unable to complete the sweep. It was actually really good to see Padres starter Mat Latos pitch eight solid innings, giving up only one run.
|Yadi and his neck tattoo (I think it looks like music notes)|
|AP at the plate|
|Carpenter was handed his fifth loss|
|Bobby Cressey played the organ for the 7th inning stretch|
|Bartlett tumbles awkwardly into third|
|Bartlett scores on a Chase Headley double|
|Blake Tekotte in his first major league AB was robbed of a hit by his buddy in RF, Jon Jay.|
|Bell sprints in from the bullpen.|
|Latos gets the W, Bell gets the SV (his 10th on the season)|
We are looking forward to Padres 11-game homestand starting tonight against the Astros.