While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 116 (SD at PIT)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend the morning at a Sunday champagne brunch.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (54-62) beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-55) handily yesterday by a score of 8-2.  Tyson Ross (11-10, 2.63) gave up both Pittsburgh runs in the first inning on a home run by Gregory Polanco.  Then he settled down to record the win after six innings on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

The Pirates’ Charlie Morton‘s (5-11, 3.62) day was pretty much the exact opposite of Ross’, striking out the side to begin the game in the first inning, and only surrendering a single run in the fourth inning.  But Morton gave up four runs in the fifth, three on a bases loaded triple by Seth Smith, who then scored on a wild pitch to the next batter.  Morton pitched five innings, giving up five earned runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts.  The Friars also received two RBI apiece from Yonder Alonso and Jedd Gyorko.

The Padres come home to Petco Park for three games against the Colorado Rockies starting tonight at 7:10 pm PDT.  Jesse Hahn (7-3, 2.28) takes the hill versus Jordan Lyles 6-1, 3.72).


Smith’s big triple nets series win for Friars (Corey Brock — MLB.com)

Ross quality again in dismissing Pirates (Jeff Sanders — UT San Diego)

Polanco’s early blast not enough for ailing Bucs (Tom Singer — MLB.com)

Pirates fall to Padres, 8-2, as San Diego wins another series at PNC Park (Bill Brink — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB Box Score


“I didn’t have a good feel for my slider all day and I gave up three hits in that first inning, all on sliders, but I tried to put that first inning behind me.”
Tyson Ross (Brock)

“I think it’s just a matter of the schedule and … playing well when we come in to face the Pirates.”
Bud Black (Sanders)



Rivera throws out Marte

Alonso’s RBI single

Smith’s bases-clearing triple

Smith scores on wild pitch

Almonte borrows sunglasses

Alonso’s sac fly

Gyorko’s two-run single

Sanchez tags out Venable


Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Stewart, left, chases after a wild pitch to San Diego Padres’ Yonder Alonso, allowing Seth Smith, right, to score from third in the fifth inning of the baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

San Diego Padres’ Seth Smith, left, avoids the tag by Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton as he scores from third on a wild pitch by Morton to Padres’ Yonder Alonso in the fifth inning of the baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez (17) tags out San Diego Padres’ Will Venable (25) who was caught between third and home in the ninth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The Padres won 8-2. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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