.400 in ’94 reader Tim submitted a couple items…..everyone else must have missed the memo apparently. First up is a wall clock that was given away on August 23rd…….in, you guessed it….2003. It shows good ‘ol Qualcomm/Jack Murphy/San Diego Stadium in all it’s packed glory. To top things off there’s a familiar signature on there. The game was actually quite a really good pitcher’s duel between the Padres Adam Eaton and the Expos Javier Vazquez. Eaton went 7.1 IP, striking out 5, while giving up no runs. Vazquez went 9 innings, striking out 10 and also giving up no runs. Jay Witasick & Mike Mathews shut down the Expos the rest of the way and in the bottom of the 10th with Rocky Biddle taking over for Vazquez and 2 outs Gary Bennett singles, Gary Mathews Jr singles, Sean Burroughs is hit by a pitch & then Mark Kotsay walks with the bases loaded. Padres win 1-0 in 10 innings.
Next up is the Rockstar mini bobblehead set that was given away during the 2006 season. It featured then-Padres manager Bruce Bochy, pitcher Jake Peavy & shortstop Khalil Greene. They were given away on August 18th in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Woody Williams had a strong game on the mound pitching into the 8th. But the stars were on offense as Mike Cameron went 2 for 4 with a double & a 2 run shot in the 7th. Dave Roberts, Geoff Blum & Josh Barfield each collected 2 hits a piece as well. After this game the Diamondbacks & Padres were tied for 2nd place in the NL West, both sporting 61-61 records. The Padres would go 27-13 the rest of the way winning the NL West. The Diamondbacks on the other hand would go 15-25 the rest of the way to finish in 4th. The Padres won this game 8-2.
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