Hey Yardbarkers, This is my second year in the Majors and I have already noticed that nothing is going to be easy any time we play the Padres. First two games of the series were tough losses for us. On Sunday, it was just one of those days where you have everything working. I was able to get ahead hitters and put guys away when I needed to. It was a big win for us, we had some great defensive plays, and had some clutch hitting from Andre Ethier and James Loney. We started yesterday in Chicago with a big win against the Cubs. Loaiza really stepped up big and pitched a great game, and the offense did a great job of producing some runs. That's what we need to make a push for the playoffs.