The game starts off with a quick 1st inning, as both pitchers sit down the opposing team in order. McCarthy runs into trouble in the top of the second when Carlos Quentin pummels a lead-off double to left field, then Yonder Alonso comes to bat and smacks a single to left field to score Quentin from 2nd. The Padres go down in order after that. In the top of the 3rd inning, Eric Stults hits a grounder to short and Didi Gregorious makes a fantastic running grab for the first out. The Padres go down in order after that. The game quiets down until the bottom of the seventh when Miguel Montero hits a ground rule double and Martin Prado hits a double of his own that scores Miguel Montero and ties the game up at 1-1. Parra grounds out but advance Prado to 3rd and Cliff Pennington walks. Wil Nieves comes in as a substitution for McCarthy and smacks a 2 run double to left and scores Prado from third to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Dbacks. A.J. Pollock decides to join the party with a single that scores Pennington to make the score 3-1 in favor of the Dbacks. Gregorious reaches on a fielders choice and Nieves gets thrown out at home. Paul Goldschmidt comes up and hits a double that scores Gregorious and Pollock that makes the score 5-2 in favor of the Dbacks. Cody Ross comes up and uses his evil powers to get a ground out and end the inning. David Hernandez comes in to pitch the top of the 8th and gives up a lead-off homerun to Everth Cabrera. The next two batters go down, but Carlos Quentin hits a double. Yonder Alonso flies out in the next at bat to end the Padres scoring threat. The Padres fail to make any more noise and fall to the Dbacks with a score of 5-2.
The Dazzler: Brandon McCarthy 27.2%
Kane: Wil Nieves 15.4%
Triple H: Didi Gregorious -15.6%
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