ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG EIGHTH INNING GIVES WHITE SOX SERIES WIN OVER PADRES

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Story by Liz Alper

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May 14, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was a tragedy.  And because ECM has to report facts, we can’t give our actual opinions on how we feel about last night, so we’ll just skip to today’s game three against the White Sox.  Jered Weaver squared off against Jose Quintana for the White Sox.

As always in a Jered Weaver start, it didn’t take long for the White Sox to get on the board.  Avisail Garcia grounded into a double play with the bases loaded that scored Leurys Garcia to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.

It looked the White Sox were going to get to gloat about how they beat the Padres with only one run, but Hunter Renfroe prevented that in the seventh with a three-run blast into the bullpen with no outs and suddenly, the Padres were out in front 3-1.

In the eighth, the good times stopped rolling.  With the bases loaded, Ryan Buchter walked Todd Frazier.  Yolmer Sanchez walked home.  The Padres Padre’d successfully, allowing a two-RBI single to Melky Cabrera to give the White Sox the lead again.  Wil Myers caught a squeeze bunt and, while he thought he had called a timeout, he actually didn’t, allowing Frazier to score.  Myers cut a ball off on a throw home on a single from another Garcia, Willy, that allowed Cabrera to score.  Leurys doubled to score two men.  Sanchez singled to score Garcia.  The White Sox struck for eight runs in one inning and won 9-3 and took the series two games to one.  

The Padres return home and return to National League action as they host the Milwaukee Brewers.  First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. tomorrow night.  Chase Anderson starts for the Brewers against Luis Perdomo for the Padres.

Transaction news:

  • Jarred Cosart activated from 10-day DL
  • Kevin Quackenbush optioned to AAA