It’s a Wednesday businessman’s special game taking place at Petco Park in San Diego. Today’s game features the big league debut of former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket star Derek Dietrich at second base.
During the first inning, Juan Pierre leads of with a hit but then nothing much else happens. During the second inning nothing much happened other than Rich and Tommy having a little too much fun repeatedly saying San Diego 2B Jedd Gyorko‘s last name. Gyorko is pronounced, “Jerk-O.” The third inning saw Marlins’ rookie Derek Dietrich lead off with a base hit to right field followed by a double to left field by Miguel Olivo and a groundout by Ricky Nolasco. A walk by Juan Pierre to load the bases for Adeiny Hechavarria, who promptly hits a dribbler to Padress pitcher, Jason Marquis, who throws Dietrich out at home in enough time for Padres’ catcher, Nick Hundley, to throw out Hechavarria at first to complete the double play. The Padres do nothing in their half of the inning.
In the fourth inning, Ricky Nolasco has a quick half inning with two strikeouts and a groundout. Offense in the fifth inning is nonexistent for both teams. The sixth inning sees Rich and Tommy jokingly request a mini-bar to be installed in the broadcast booth at Marlins Park. Can you imagine? The bottom of the sixth sees Ricky Nolasco get into some trouble loading the bases and then allowing the Padres to score on a sacrifice fly to left field. Padres 1, Marlins 0.
Justin Ruggiano singles to center field in the seventh inning with two outs. Greg Dobbs singles, allowing Ruggiano to get into scoring position at second base but then newbie Dietrich strikes out swinging to end the Marlins half of the inning. Ricky finishes off the Padres in spectacular fashion to end the inning. Absolutely zilch happens in the eighth inning for both teams. The Marlins go down in order in the top of the ninth to end the game. The Padres complete the sweep of the Marlins in San Diego.
Till next week kids.