With Raul Ibanez on first in the bottom of the fifth, Richie Sexson swung at an inside fastball at the letters and popped it up about ten feet down the third base line. Several Padres gathered underneath, but none were able to make the catch, as the ball bounced out of a glove that Josh Bard extended at the last possible moment. The Padres looked around all confused-like, but the same could be said of Ibanez, and when the Padres finally realized what was going on they were able to throw Ibanez out at second by a mile.
These teams are bad.
Biggest Contribution: Kenji Johjima, +14.8%
Biggest Suckfest: Miguel Batista, -32.2%
Most Important AB: Johjima funk blast, +13.4%
Most Important Pitch: Giles double #1, -10.6%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): -28.4%
Total Contribution by Hitters: -21.6%
Total Contribution by Opposition: 0.0%
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Jose Lopez's at bat against Trevor Hoffman in the ninth was as bad an at bat as I've seen in a long, long time.