The Padres notched their second win of the young season yesterday in their debut at the newly rennovated Petco Park. The right field fences have been brought in and been lowered, making it less of a challenge to hit one out, and I was interested to see if it would make a difference in the outcome right off the bat. The Dodger's Juan Uribe had the only home run that wouldn't have been a home run last year, so didn't work out in our favor very much.
However, the Padres countered with a couple of home runs of their own, solo shots by Nick Hundley and Will Venable.
Venable also had a bases loaded triple in the 8th inning, making him 2 for 3 on the day with 4 RBIs.
After only scoring 14 runs in the previous six games, they erupted for nine runs in front of the hometown fans. Having seen most of the games on MLB.tv this season (including both of the wins), I can say that this was easily the most complete game the Padres have played this year. There isn't a team I hate losing to more than the Dodgers, so my Padres picked a good time to bring their "A-games".