To 'lighten' my blog up a little, I decided to post on a rare sports occurrence that happened last night.
The scoreboard tells the story at PETCO Park where the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies played 22 innings in their baseball game Thursday April 17, 2008 in San Diego. The Rockies won the game 2-1 and the game was the longest by innings in Padres' history and was one minute short of the longest by time.
The Rockies finally won 2-1, with Troy Tulowitzki’s two-out RBI double bringing in Willy Taveras with an unearned run in nearly empty Petco Park. A game that lasted 6 hours, 16 minutes was decided by an unearned run.
Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy threw the game’s first pitch at 7:05 p.m. The game didn’t end until 1:21 a.m., when Padres pitcher Glendon Rusch took a called third strike. Colorado’s Yorvit Torrealba, who caught all 22 innings, wearily pumped a fist in celebration.