The San Diego Padres had plenty of chances to win over the course of nine innings, but were unable to pull it off. Instead the game went to extra innings and the Giants scored in the top of the tenth before the Friars came back to score two in the bottom of the tenth to get the win., 5-4.
September 12, 2003
While it may seem that a team that could lose 100 games this year couldn't possibly be a contender for next year, I am here to tell you that the San Diego Padres could and should contend next year. I really believe this team is not far away and with a few key acquisitions, could be right in the thick of things.
August 11, 2003
Reggie Taylor's second career grand slam paved the way for the Cincinnati Reds to beat the San Diego Padres 9-5. With a star-studded lineup, it was only a matter of time before Cincinnati brought the big bats out. No one thought it would come from Taylor.
August 10, 2003
After taking the front end of the twin bill, 6-4, they ran out of gas as the Phillies gained a split on Saturday. Placido Polanco and Bobby Abreu each drove in three runs in the nightcap, powering the Phillies to a 10-4 win over the Padres in front of 35,239 fans, who were treated to human cannonballs in between games.
August 3, 2003