Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Then your scientific theory that “brown = offense” gets blown out the water by a Cubs’ pitcher not named Edwin Jackson. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (22-28) were defeated by the Chicago Cubs (18-29) last night, 3-2. If not for Carlos Quentin‘s 2-run pinch hit home run — his second PH homer of the season — it would have likely been a shutout. Travis Wood (5-4, 4.35) pitched 7 1/3 innings, shutting down the Friars’ offense until Quentin came up to bat for Alex Torres in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Billy Buckner (0-1, 4.76) — who was added to the roster to replace Robbie Erlin — pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 4 walks with 4 strikeouts. One of those hits was a solo home run by Cubs’ third baseman Luis Valbuena, which knocked Buckner out of the game.
This afternoon at 1:10 pm PDT, the Padres and Cubs wrap up the series. Ian Kennedy (2-6, 3.79) takes the mound for the Padres against the Cubs and Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.91). The first 25,000 in attendance get a pair of Padres brown Knockaround Fort Knocks sunglasses.
The good people at MLB Productions have offered up a couple of MLB Productions Films for Padres Public to give-away. In case you missed it, the specifics of the promotion were detailed here last week. I have two (2) copies of the Prime 9: MLB Heroics DVD that I will be HAPPY to give to you.
Now some people around here have good imaginations. Sadly, I am not one of those people. When in doubt, I reach back to the good-old reliable trivia contest. After the jump, some specifics and the questions.
Major League Baseball Productions has recently released some of their videos on Itunes to the masses. From classics to new videos, there is something there for everyone. The 1984 and 1998 Padres World Series videos are both available, plus after a quick scan, there are some Padres cameos in various other videos.
Aside from MLB Bloopers and Prime 9: MLB Heroics, available programming includes The Best of the Home Run Derby and “Prime 9: All-Star Moments;” Official World Series Films dating back to 1947, including the 1984 and 1998 films; the first season of “This Week In Baseball,” which originally aired in 1977; a documentary offering a fresh perspective on Jackie Robinson’s life and career; recent productions including a comprehensive film chronicling every era of World Series play and documentaries created to celebrate notable anniversaries for the Mets, Astros and Red Sox; bloopers titles highlighting the funniest MLB moments; and many other titles. Any of these films can now be downloaded from the iTunes store (www.iTunes.com/MLB). Prices range from $1.99 for individual episodes of “Prime 9” and “This Week in Baseball” to $19.99 for the Official 2012 World Series Film in HD.
Over the next few days, members of Padres Public will be holding various contests to giveaway some free DVD’s of MLB Bloopers Deluxe Doubleheader and Prime 9: MLB Heroics. Make sure you follow all of us on Twitter and Facebook for chances to win.
Promotion date: Now — 7/31/13
Winners in U.S. and Canada only