Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chris Dominguez!

Chris Dominguez was about the only decent thing that happened in today's game. He closed the gap from 5-0 to 5-2 in the 7th, then the pen gave up 3 more runs in the bottom of the inning.

He broke in on Sept. 3 and had gotten 3 at bats until the start today.

I did not know he's a 27-year-old rookie. I'm glad that someone besides the awful Juan Perez got the start today. Anyhow, Here's Henry Schulman's nice sidebar for the SF Chron ...

Chris Dominguez was beaming despite Sunday’s 8-2 loss, and nobody could blame him. Making his first major-league start, the 27-year-old rookie homered against Ian Kennedy for his first big-league hit.
The ball went over the fence down the left-field line, hit off the Western Metal Supply Co. building and wound up in the hands of a little girl named Estella who was celebrating her birthday.
The Padres dispatched an employee to retrieve the ball, but before a swap could be completed, the little girl’s sister got ahold of the ball and wrote on it, “Happy birthday, love M.”
The girl agreed to give the ball to Dominguez, but not before she added her own missive. She wrote, “Congratulations, (heart) Estella.”
“That is awesome,” Dominguez said when he saw the inscriptions. “I think it’s great for the memories.”


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