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For the second straight game, the starting pitcher was absolutely fantastic. Travis Wood carried a perfect game into the fifth and pitched into the 8th inning before giving up a run on a bloop single that fell in only because Julio Borbon was played by the wind (he made a fantastic catch the play before, so it’s hard to be too angry). Anthony Rizzo also made a fantastic catch at the wall in foul territory, so I think there will be a highlight or two from this one.

Unfortunately that 8th inning saw the tying run score on a passed ball by Welington Castillo, who seemed to forget that the man on third might try and score. And then the lead run scored on a single off of James Russell … and then an insurance run score off a Chase Headley cue shot dribbler that no one had a chance on. It all happened with two outs, and it may have been the most frustrating inning this year (and there have been some doozies). The Padres did nothing to earn a run, and somehow they got four.

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