Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hundley's Historic Day

The Padres won last night 6-1 to square the current series, and the season series, with the Mets.  By far the most interesting thing that happened during the game (other than the CH-4 audio going out for close to 2 innings) was Nick Hundley's two triples.

I mean no personal insult to the Channel 4 broadcasters.  I happen to like Mark Grant, and Dick Enberg is a legend I enjoy listening to when covering other sports.  I do think they aren't well-suited as a team to broadcast baseball.

Hundley's feat has been done only 14 other times in Padres history, the last time by Dave Roberts way back in 2005.  Nick is also the second catcher to do it.  Fred Kendall did it in 1973, getting both triples in Philadelphia off Steve Carlton of all people.  It's the first time a San Diego player has hit two triples at home since moving to Petco, and the first time it's been done in San Diego since current hitting coach Randy Ready pulled it off in August 1987, against Houston Astro Bob Knepper.  John Kruk hit cleanup for the Padres that afternoon.

The complete list is here.

Padres go for the series win this afternoon.

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