Well, not much for the way of post game quotes, since our new deadlines only allowed me to get to the Wakamatsu interview and nothing else.
He was relatively positive after the game. Obviously, getting down 9-2 wasn't ideal, but showing a little fight made him happy.
"Just to battle back," Wakamatsu said. "This team does not give up. To be able to at least have a chance to come back and tie it was awfully exciting."
As for Gaudin, who tied a career high with the 11 strikeouts, Wakamatsu credited his breaking ball.
"For me, it was his breaking ball," Wakamatsu said. "He had an extremely good breaking ball and kept hitters off balance."
The Mariners had a chance to get to Gaudin in the second when they loaded the bases with no outs and got just one run - a bases loaded walk from Cedeno. Johnson struck out, Betancourt struck out and Ichiro almost doubled down the line but it was called foul and then he grounded out.
"Chad set the tone, especially getting out of the 2nd inning with only one run," Padres manager Bud Black said. "The big out for me was Suzuki. I've seen him so much and I think any time you can get Suzuki out it's a big out...you saw it late in the game, he got a base hit, Branyan homered; he got a base hit, here comes the tying run. I've seen Suzuki and he's so good, so that was a big out for me"
"Chad really settled in with his fastball, had good command and a good slider...7 solid innings."
The best example of Gaudin's slider was the swings where Betancourt and Cedeno were reaching at a pitch outside with their butt going the opposite way.
Branyan had the golden sombrero of four K's, while Cedeno, Betancourt, Johnson and Balentien all struck out twice. Of course, Cedeno could have had four strikeouts if they wouldn't have somehow walked him twice. He looks absolutely lost at the plate.
Wakamatsu wasn't completely disappointed with Olson or Corcoran. He didn't like the pitch to Gonzalez or the fact that Olson allowed Everth Cabrera to steal back to back bases on him.
"It's the little things we talk about being successful," Wakamatsu said. "I thought he had great stuff today, but the little things like the high pitch to Gonzalez and controlling the running game hurt him."
As for Corcoran, Wakamatsu said some of the pitches on the two walks were borderline.
Here's the pitch f/x for both at-bats:
Kyle Blanks walk
&bull The Padres scored a season high tying 9 runs (last: 5/25 at Arizona in a 9-7, 10-inning win)…also recorded 13 hits, their most since hitting 13 on May 25 at Arizona, 7th time this season with 13 or more hits in a game.
&bull San Diego has now won 2 straight and 3 of the last 5 Interleague games after losing 13 in a row.
&bull Starting pitcher Chad Gaudin struck out 11 batters, tying his career high (Last: 9/30/07 v. LAA w/ OAK) and also tied a season-high with 7.0 frames (last: 5/8 v. HOU).
&bull Adrian Gonzalez's 2-run home run in the 4th inning tied him with Albert Pujols (STL) for most home runs in the Majors with 24…Gonzalez leads the Majors with 16 road home runs and has hit safely in 25 of 33 road games (.294/35x119)
&bull Everth Cabrera went 2x3 with a walk and 2 runs scored, recording the first 2 stolen bases of his MLB career.
&bull Kevin Kouzmanoff went 2x5 and has now hit safely in 12 of his past 14 games (.321/18x56). Kouzmanoff is a career .313 Interleague hitter (41x131) in 36 games.
&bull David Eckstein extended his hitting streak to 6 games, going 3x5 with 2 RBI for the night…has hit safely in 15 of his last 18 games (.348/24x69).
&bull Chase Headley went 2x4 with a run scored. 11 of Headley's 13 multi-hit games this season have come on the road.
&bull The Padres improved their record against the Mariners this season to 2-2, scoring more runs than their previous 3 match ups against Seattle combined.
&bull In his first game back from the DL, Scott Hairston went 2x5 for the night with an RBI.
&bull Despite the loss, the Mariners remain 2 ½ games behind the AL West lead (Rangers, Angels tied for 1st).
&bull Ken Griffey Jr. hit the 5000th home run in team history- a solo shot in 6th inning…Griffey's 406th with Mariners.
&bull Ken Griffey Jr. went 2x4 with a home run and has hit safely in 9 consecutive games against Padres...during the streak he is batting .375 (15x40) with 11 runs, 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 8 RBI...between 2000 and 2002, he had a 12-game hit streak against San Diego…also set season high with 3 runs…has hits in 11 of last 14 home games (.381/16x42).
&bull Ichiro Suzuki went 2x5 with a run scored and extended his home hitting streak against the Padres to 10 games dating back to May 19, 2006...during the streak, he is batting .425 (17x40) with 10 runs, and 11 stolen bases. Ichiro's .359 batting average leads the American League.
&bull Miguel Batista tossed 2.0 shutout innings, his 10th appearance this season of at least 2.0 frames...when recording at least 6 outs in a game, he is 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA (3 ER, 22.0 IP) this season.
&bull Franklin Gutierrez went 2x4, extending his hitting streak to 5 games…during the streak he is batting .333 (7x21). Gutierrez's longest hitting streak this season is 8 games, and his career high is 10.
&bull Wladimir Balentien went 2x4 and has now hit safely in 18 of his 30 starts this season (.252/25x103).
&bull Kenji Johjima, on rehab assignment in AAA Tacoma caught 7.0 innings and went 2x4 at the plate.