Padres recover to beat Rockies in extras
Colorado has a 5 1/2-game lead in the wild-card race over San Francisco and Florida. The
Bell failed for the second straight night to protect a one-run lead, victimized once again by
Although he was upset about his fifth blown save, Bell was happy for his teammates.
“It’s going to happen. It’s very unfortunate,” Bell said. “What can I say? They have a good lineup. I made some mistakes yesterday, today I had some bad luck. I’ve been very lucky all year. These guys are picking me up. I came in and they all said, ‘Keep your head up, let’s go. We’ve got you.’
“It’s a proven fact these guys are winners.”
Hundley said he took some advice from teammate
“It was really important to kind of slow it down and not expand the zone – get a pitch in that situation that I can handle,” Hundley said. “He’s got really good stuff, and I think expanding it would help him out so it’s going to be really tough on you.”
Earlier this season, Hundley had a game-winning home run against Cincinnati in the 16th inning.
“They’re both nice in their own way,” he said. “Obviously a walkoff home run is going to be a little bit more exciting, but when you get the win against a contending team, a team that’s hot and playing as well and as talented as the
On Friday night, Bell was trying to protect a 1-0 lead when Torrealba hit a three-run double with two outs, and the
“I figured there’s no way he’s going with a first-pitch fastball again,” Torrealba said. “He kind of left it hanging a little bit. I wasn’t really looking for it, I was just trying to be aggressive.”
San Diego had only two hits between the first and 10th innings.
“We pitched great tonight,”
Stauffer allowed one run and three hits in six innings, walked four and struck out three.
The blown save got
Rogers allowed the first three