Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/13/13
The first part of summer hasn't been kind to the San Diego Padres. They recently suffered a 10-game losing streak from June 29 to July 8 and have fallen into last place in the NL West with a 41-53 record entering play on Saturday -- they were 38-36 after a win over the Dodgers on June 21. Your browser does not support iframes. In Friday night's 10-1 loss at San Francisco, the Padres tried the old hidden-ball trick at second base . . . and couldn't even get that right. In the video above -- at the 39-second mark and in another replay at the 50-second mark -- notice San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera sneak up behind the Giants' Pablo Sandoval to apply the tag. But second-base umpire Laz Diaz doesn't call the runner out. Why? Because San Diego starter Sean O'Sullivan steps onto the mound. Padres TV play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg explains the play would have worked had O'Sullivan stayed "off the circle." Tough break for the Padres. Hey, it always seems to work in the movies...
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