Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres are officially in the midst of a losing streak now as they dropped the first of a three game series last night in Cincinnati. Coming off consecutive losses to Baltimore at home the Padres flew East to the Queen City to take on Dusty Baker’s Reds. Andrew Cashner wasn’t fooling many as he gave up 7 hits, walking 4 and surrounding 5 runs (3 earned). The defense had their second straight multi-error game while the offense again struggled to score, though Logan Forsythe and Will Venable did have solo HRs (though unfortunately those two solo HRs accounted for the sum total of runs for the Padres).
Tyson Ross looks to right the ship tomorrow vs Tony Cingrani. Expect a righty-heavy lineup. Carlos Quentin went on the 15 day DL. Per Bud Black, Quentin is unlikely to be available for the next 4 to 5 days. Jaff Decker was brought up from AAA Tucson where Cameron Maybin remains though, per Black, he is not ready. Kyle Blanks (hey, I remember him!) is scheduled to run in Colorado on Monday to test his injured left Achilles.
Cincinnati Offense Too Much for Cashner, Padres – Jeremy Warnemuende (MLB.com – Padres)
Arroyo’s Gem Underscores Dominant Reds Effort – Mark Sheldon (MLB.com – Reds)
“Cashner got into some bad counts and they took advantage of some balls in the middle of the plate,” said Black. “We got behind the eight-ball early. They pitched well, we didn’t.”
— Daniel P. (@FriarDanny) August 10, 2013
That was poopy, Will. #PPLive
— Vocal Minority (@VocalMinoritySD) August 9, 2013
— Greg Weeks (@GregWeeksUNCC) August 10, 2013