Inside the Box: Young HR wins it, fan interferes with Upton
Aug 28, 2011, 2:48 AM | Updated: 3:52 am
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Inside the Box for
August 27, 2011: Diamondbacks 3, Padres 1
Chris Young had a big night for the D-backs. His two hits, including a two-run homer in the fourth, put him on par with Miguel Montero and Willie Bloomquist, who also had two hits.
Starting pitcher Joe Saunders threw a solid game and gave his team a chance to win. In his seven innings, he only gave up four hits and no runs. Chances are if the starter throws a shutout, he has a pretty good shot at getting the win. Saunders is now 9-11 on the season.
D-backs reliever and emergency closer David Hernandez was forced to leave the game in the eighth inning after being struck by a line drive. Though the injury was similar to that suffered by Jason Marquis, Hernandez is expected to be back in the lineup at the conclusion of the homestand on Wednesday.
A fan interfered with a foul ball that was within Justin Upton’s reach. After the play, the fan, who was wearing a Padres hat, seemed to be taunting Upton. Pretty bold for a team with a 60-73 record and sitting in the basement of the NL West.