In the sixth inning, Ryan Church misread a routine fly-ball in right field, it hit the ground and rolled to the wall, allowing Padres hitter Luis Rodriguez to reach third base – two batters later he eventually scored the deciding run on a balk.
Church told reporters it was all his fault, and had nothing to do with the complicated dimensions in right field, saying, “It had nothing to do with the ballpark… I froze, did the blind turn, saw the ball peeling, and just couldn’t get there.”
…Daniel Murphy made a similar slip-up on Sunday, when he dropped a pop-up in San Diego that also led to the decisive run… in fact, last night, at home, when murphy caught a routine pop up with two hands, the crowd cheered loudly, nearly giving a standing ovation, in sarcasm… murphy smiled and tipped his hat to the crowd… good sport…
“Errors are going to happen,” David Wright told reporters following the game, when asked about Church’s mistake. “Right now, it seems like we're a little off.”