While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 56 (SD at CWS)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (26-30) handed the Chicago White Sox (28-29) a loss yesterday afternoon, 4-2, at US Cellular Field that meant the Friars won a rare road series.  Tyson Ross (6-4, 2.85) surrendered just one earned run on 5 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts in six innings to earn the win.  White Sox starter Andre Rienzo lasted just 3 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts.

Will Venable led the Padres offensively with a 4-for-4 afternoon, including 2 doubles and 2 RBI.  Rene Rivera added two doubles of his own along with another RBI.  Chris Denorfia made an rather amazing catch in the fourth inning that — quite frankly — did not look the least bit athletic.  But it got the job done.

The Padres try for the rarest of the rare this season this afternoon at 11:10 am PDT: a sweep on the road.  Eric Stults (2-5, 4.92) takes the mound against Chris Sale (4-0, 1.73) before heading back to San Diego for three against the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Ross picks up sixth victory; Venable carries offense (Corey Brock – MLB.com)

Venable’s four hits paces Padres’ win (Jeff Sanders – UT San Diego)

Sox offense held in check for second straight game (Scott Merkin – MLB.com)

White Sox offense continues to struggle in loss to Padres (Fred Mitchell – Chicago Tribune)

MLB.com Box Score


“It was awkward.”
Chris Denorfia on his fourth inning catch (Brock)



Venable’s RBI double

Rivera’s RBI double

Venable singles in a run

Everth Cabrera is called out at second and Padres manager Bud Black challenges, and the call stands in the 4th inning.

Norf’s spectacular catch

Amarista’s sacrifice fly


Tyler Flowers tags out Carlos Quentin during a collision at the plate in the 3rd inning. — Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images, May 31, 2014

Alexei Ramirez tags out Will Venable during a run-down in the 2nd inning. — Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images, May 31, 2014

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