Exactly 364 days ago, I compiled a list of all of the Twitter accounts that Padres’ fans should be following. It did not come without controversy, as I had complaints from people who thought they should be on it throughout the course of the year.
I updated it in January, adding some and removing others. Since then the Padres made moves on and off the field, changing who should and shouldn’t be on the list.
I have updated it once again. Some accounts are gone, others have been added. Some are still not on it.
To be honest, some of these accounts I don’t follow. On @GhostofRAK, that is. However, I’ve included them because they have some connection to the Padres or Padres’ fans that might interest you.
Crowdsourcing is the latest fad in seemingly every endeavor. From Kickstarter to Storify, it seems gathering money or ideas from others and using it for your own benefit has become commonplace.
I’m not immune. Occasionally I use it to figure out topics to write about that you people would like to read. This is one of those occasions. That I chose something to write about, not necessarily that you would like to read.
In Episode 13 of the Padres And Pints podcast, Rick revealed he was drinking not the standard beer, but rather Cran-Grape juice. This caused a certain degree of ridicule from
me some. So, of course, when I decided to take suggestions for topics, Rick decided to get back at me us a little bit.
Here’s the thing: I have little to no shame. And I’m a little desperate to write about something Padres-related. Challenge accepted.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (66-75) lost to the Colorado Rockies (58-84) in twelve innings last night by a score of 7-6. It was a disappointing end to a long game (4 hours, 52 minutes) that saw the Friars come back from a 6-2 deficit to tie it up.
Joe Wieland (0-0, 15.43) made his first Major League start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July of 2012, pitching two and a third innings while giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout. Home runs by Michael McKenry in the second and Justin Morneau in the third helped to make Wieland’s night a short one.
Jorge De La Rosa (13-10, 4.27) pitched well enough to win, giving up three runs in five and two-thirds innings on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Tommy Medica hit a lead-off solo home run off of De La Rosa in the fifth.
Cory Spangenberg continues to be a hot option off of the bench, hitting a two-run home run when pinch-hitting for Alex Torres to make the score 6-5 in the seventh inning. Seth Smith then tied up the game at six in the eighth with an RBI single. And there it stayed until Drew Stubbs hit a ground ball off of Jesse Hahn to left field to score D.J. LeMahieu in the bottom of the twelfth inning.
This afternoon’s starting pitchers will be Tyson Ross (13-12, 2.60) for the Padres and Franklin Morales for the Rockies. The final game of the season series in Colorado starts at 1:10 pm PDT. Then we don’t have to worry about the Padres playing baseball in Colorado until sometime next April, at the very least.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending your evening at the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (56-62) defeated the Colorado Rockies (46-73) last night by a score of 4-1. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3, 2.72) shutout the Rockies in seven innings while giving up five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Rockies’ starter Yohan Flande (0-5, 5.36) surrendered two runs in five innings on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Rymer Liriano collected his first hit in the fourth inning, later coming around the diamond to score the second Padres run. Chris Nelson and Tommy Medica made back-to-back plays on defense falling into the stands while catching foul balls. Nelson then followed-up his outstanding play with a two-RBI single in the eighth inning.
This afternoon Ian Kennedy gets the start for the Padres against the Rockies’ Tyler Matzek. First pitch of the getaway game is scheduled for 3:40 pm PDT at Petco Park.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (53-62) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-54) 2-1 at PNC Park last night in a game that had all kinds of goofy plays on the Padres’ side of the diamond. From players sliding into bases awkwardly to screwy throws from the outfield to a batter getting beaned in the head. Despite all of that, the Friars managed to get out of a couple of jams and still win.
Eric Stults (5-13, 4.76) pitched tremendously, going six and a third innings while giving up just one run on seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Jedd Gyorko and Yasmani Grandal each had an RBI. Joaquin Benoit earned his fifth save with a perfect ninth inning.
Pirates’ starter Francisco Liriano (3-8, 3.82) took the loss despite pitching seven innings with just three hits, a walk, and four strikeouts.
Today it’s Tyson Ross (10-10, 2.62) taking the mound against the Pirates and Charlie Morton (5-10, 3.43) at 10:35 am PDT from PNC Park for baseball brunch. Because it’s too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, but you’ll still get a good meal.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend a morning at the pub and ask yourself what went wrong with your life that put you in a bar at 10 A.M. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (52-61) defeated the Minnesota Twins (51-61) by a score of 5-4, earning a split in the Mike Pomeranz Derby (okay, I’ll stop it). The Padres were led on offense by Yonder Alonso (3-4) and Tommy Medica (2-5, 1 RBI), but the biggest day was had by Seth Smith (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI). His home run in the 10th inning was the difference in the ballgame. Trevor Plouffe had a big day for Minnesota, going 2-4 with a home run and driving in 3 of Minnesota’s 4 runs.
Odrisamer Despaigne had another shaky outing, looking great at times and completely hittable at others. He gave up 4 runs through 5.2 IP. Everth Cabrera drove in the tying run via sac fly in the top of the 9th, plating Alonso. Alexi Amarista made one of the best Padres defensive plays of the year, regardless of how suspicious the route was. Video will be found below.
Today, the Padres are off. They move on to Pittsburgh to begin a three-game series at PNC Park tomorrow night at 4:05 P.M. Ian Kennedy starts for San Diego, facing Vance Worley.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an afternoon in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (51-60) defeated the Atlanta Braves (58-54) in ten innings by a score of 4-3 yesterday, thanks to a walk-off single by Everth Cabrera. The Friars got out to an early lead with a RBI single from Tyson Ross in the second inning and a Cabrera sacrifice fly in the fourth. Starting pitcher Ross shut the Braves out for six innings, but gave up two earned runs with none out in the seventh to tie up the game.
Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead solo home run to left field in the eighth inning off of Anthony Varvaro, but the Braves once again tied the game up at three after Joaquin Benoit blew the save in the ninth inning.
After a perfect 1-2-3 tenth inning from Tim Stauffer, Cabrera’s two-out single to right scored Alexi Amarista to win the game.
The Padres are off today as they travel to Minneapolis for a two-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field starting on Tuesday at 5:10 pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening at the
movies watching Guardians of the Galaxy pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were watching genetically modified racoons pilot spaceships and kick ass drinking.
The Padres (49-60) pounded the Atlanta Braves (58-52) 10-1 last night, led by Tommy Medica‘s two home runs and 5-for-5 night. Eric Stults (4-13, 4.94) earned his first win since July 4 against the San Francisco Giants, pitching six and a third innings while giving up one unearned run on two hits and four walks with three strikeouts.
Both of Medica’s home runs were two-run shots and came against Braves’ starter Mike Minor (4-7, 5.42). The first during Medica’s first at-bat in the first inning and the second on his next at-bat in the third inning.
Abraham Almonte — acquired in the Chris Denorfia trade on Thursday — started in center field and went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Jedd Gyork0, Everth Cabrera, Will Venable, and Yonder Alonso all also had one RBI a piece in the Padres win.
This evening, the Friars will send out Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.66) to face the Braves’ Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.63) at 5:40 pm PDT. Everyone in attendance will receive a floppy hat, which I’m sure will be available at yard sales all across the county soon.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (46-56) won their third game in a row in the opener of their
three-game unusual Friday thru Monday four-game series against the Atlanta Braves (55-48) at Turner Field by a score of 5-2. Jesse Hahn (6-2, 2.12) triumphantly returned from a minor league stint to pitch six innings of 1-run ball with three hits and three walks while striking out four. The Braves’ Alex Wood (7-8, 3.44) was roughed up in his five innings, giving up five runs on twelve hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
All told, the Padres collected thirteen hits — twelve singles and a double (from Carlos Quentin,who left the game after his third at-bat because his knees were acting up) — led by Tommy Medica with four hits. Joaquin Benoit got the final four outs for his second save of the season, and first since he was named the Padres’ closer after the trade of Huston Street to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last week.
This evening at 4:10 pm PDT Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 1.31) takes the hill against the Braves’ Julio Teheran (9-6, 2.64) in the second game at Turner Field.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (40-49) took the first game of their three-game series from the Colorado Rockies (37-53) in Coors Field last night by a score of 6-1. Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.71) earned the win, pitching seven innings while only surrendering the one Rockies’ run on four hits — one of which was a solo home run by Drew Stubbs for Colorado’s only run — and two walks with nine strikeouts. Colorado starter Tyler Matzek (1-3, 4.79) got dinged with the loss after giving up five earned runs in his six innings on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
Tommy Medica, Rene Rivera, and Cameron Maybin all hit a double in the sixth inning to score two runs. And Chase Headley hit a two-RBI triple off of the right field wall in the seventh to score Kennedy and Chris Denorfia. Carlos Quentin then scored Headley with a sac fly to finish up the Padres scoring.
The game was delayed after the seventh inning for 56 minutes thanks to a thunder storm that brought hail, rain, and lightning to the Denver area.
Tonight in Denver the Padres take on the Rockies in the second game of the three-game series at Coors Field. The Friars’ 2014 All-Star representative (or not) Tyson Ross (7-8, 2.93) takes on Franklin Morales (4-4, 5.51) at 5:40 pm PDT.