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Padres-Rockies: Padres Get Much Needed Win Over Rockies

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The San Diego Padres needed this win; they needed to get out of the funk they were in, and they needed to get their confidence back.

They got a great pitching effort from starter Josh Geer, as well as a walk-off RBI double from right fielder Brian Giles in the 10th inning, as the Padres defeated the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Geer had a couple of tough outings, but the young right-hander pitched like he had something to prove. He threw 108 pitches through eight innings, giving up just one run on five hits, walking two, and striking out three.

The lone run came on a game-tying solo home run from Chris Ianetta in the eighth inning, the same guy that hit a grand slam home run a night earlier off o...

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