It had to happen sooner or later. Too bad it didn’t take place in a spot not as big as a tied game in the eighth inning.
After 9 1/3 innings without giving up a run to begin his Major League career, Evan Marshall served up a two out, tie-breaking solo home run in the eighth inning to Tommy Medica as the Arizona Diamondbacks dropped a 4-3 decision to the San Diego Padres. It capped off a terrific game for Medica who went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s to make a winner out of Kevin Quackenbush with Huston Street notching his 15th save.
For Arizona, Wade Miley pitched seven quality innings allowing three runs, all given up in the third inning. Chris Denorfia singled in Everth Cabrera with the Padres’ first run and then was driven in on a base hit by Chase Headley. Medica drove home Carlos Quentin with two outs in the frame to round out the Friars’ output. Miley allowed eight hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 11. Martin Prado got the Snakes on the board in the second with his first home run of the season. Prado was been hot lately, batting .344 (11 or 32) over his last ten games. The D’backs made it 3-2 in the sixth when Miguel Montero doubled to bring in Paul Goldschmidt all the way from first base. They tied the score in the seventh as Gerardo Parra drove in Cliff Pennington. Unfortunately, there were no other rallies in store as the team went in order in both the eighth and ninth innings.