Friars’ Offensive Outbust Fillets Fish In South Florida Sweep
The Padres needed a change of venue to get out of the funk that had them losing eight of their last nine games. Butit was in familiar territory that Cameron Maybin shined. Moving into the third spot of the order vacated by injured third baseman Chase Headley, Marbin had nine hits in 14 at-bats against the team that trade him last winter. He also made several fine plays in the field, including robbing former teammate Logan Morrison of a home run on Wednesday while also stealing five bases. The series also saw the Padres scoring first and holding leads in all three games, totaling nine first-inning runs.
The Padres will fly to Philadelphia for a three game series against the Phillies without rookie firstbaseman Anthony Rizzo, who was sent back to Triple A Tucson after hitting just .143 since his call-up, June 9th. The Padres will see Kyle Blanks for the first time in 2011. Blanks then was sent to Tucson after Rizzo went to San Diego, and hit .351 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 134 at-bats.
Below is a game-by-game recap of the Padres dominance in South Florida.
July 19th, 2011 Padres 4, Marlins 0
WP Tim Stauffer (6-6) 6IP 4H 0R 0ER 2BB 4K 0HR
LP Anibal Sanchez (6-3) 6IP 7H 2R 2ER 2BB 7K 0HR
S Heath Bell (27) 0.1IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 0K 0HR