Rizzomania Overshadows Padres Offensive Shortcomings
The arrival of Anthony Rizzo might have overshadowed the Padres offensive shortcomings as the dropped the series to the Nationals, losing three of four. Rizzo reached base every game and looked fantastic both at the plate and in the field. He put collected three hits in ten at-bats including a double, triple, and homerun. He also displayed patience in the plate, walking five times and was hit by a pitch.
The Padres however were unable to get the key hit this series. They came up empty with the bases loaded in each of their losses where a hit could have been the difference of the game. The three losses also made their longest homestand of the year an unsuccessful one, having won only five of the 11 games played.
Below is a game by game recap of the Padres four game stand against Washington.
June 9th, 2011 Padres 7, Nationals 3
WP Aaron Harang (7-2) 6IP 6H 2R 2ER 3BB 4K 0HR
LP Livan Hernandez (3-8) 5.1IP 9H 6R 6ER 1BB 4K 1HR