It was a bit of karma. The record for most runs scored at Petco Park had been 15 back in 2008, a feat accomplished by…the Atlanta Braves.
So when Opening Day came to Petco Park, the San Diego Padres decided it was time to refurbish a somewhat tarnished opening to the 2010 season. Their record of 2-4 was not the way the team wanted to start off. Sure, the Diamondbacks are a good team, and the Rockies aren’t slouches, either. But still, the offense had appeared and disappeared like a bunny at a Doug Henning show.
Then came Opening Day.
And the 4th inning.
10 runs. Yes, you read that correctly, 10 runs in one inning. A record-tying performance. Heck, even the pitcher Kevin Correia threw in a hit and two ribbies.
Kyle Blanks, among the smorgasboard of offense, still managed to stand out as he turned in a spectacular, three-hit, five-RBI day.
It was a game of abundance, and Padres fans are hoping that the seventeen run downpour won’t result in a corresponding future drought.
But hey, sometimes karma works against you, too.
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Written by Dan Ames