Martinez was unconscious out there. While Cincinnati pitching was serving softballs up there for him to hit, the Cincinnati fans were serving up some hardball barbs when he entered the batter's box. But he just used it as fuel for the fire. He rifled a three-run blast in the 1st inning, doubled scoring a run in the 3rd inning, hit a bases-empty home run in the 7th inning and singled in the 8th inning. San Diego simply wore out the Cincinnati pitching staff, scoring in 6 different innings.
The victory was credited to Dravecky(7-3) who went the distance, allowing 1 run. Tom Browning(4-5) absorbed the loss. He was unable to control the San Diego offense and allowed 9 hits and 2 walks in 5 and 1/3 innings.
When questioned about his counterpart after the game, Browning was lavish in his praise, 'It was obvious very early on that we were going to be in for a long night. Dravecky brought his 'A' game with him - he had good stuff and was able to spot it perfectly. He probably only made one or two bad pitches the entire game!