The Padres only had a single hit today, and it didn't even get out of the infield. If that was all you knew, you'd rightfully assume the Pirates won, serving San Diego their first three-game sweep of the season. So how in the world did our boys win this? Well, Pittsburgh served up the game on a silver platter. While only Everth Cabrera got on base the old fashioned way, Bucs pitching served up 9 walks and a bean ball, with the defense tossing in an error for good measure. Conversely, Ian Kennedy and the Padres bullpen allowed a combined 7 hits, but only gave up one free pass.

Chris Denorfia got things started for the friars, drawing a leadoff walk and stealing second shortly after. That's when Cabrera picked up the lone hit of the game, sending Deno to third on a well placed bunt. Carlos Quentin brought the first run home with a sacrifice fly. Chase Headley followed by taking one for the team, bringing up Tommy Medica with one out. Medica grounded into what should have been a simple double play, but a throwing error by second baseman Josh Harrison let the sexy rookie reach safely. More importantly, it gave Cabrera the opportunity to score.