While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 57 (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 (26-31) failed in their attempt to sweep the Chicago White Sox (29-29), losing the series finale yesterday afternoon 4-1 at US Cellular Field.  White Sox starter Chris Sale (5-0, 1.59) was nearly unhittable, pitching a 9-strikeout complete game with just two baserunners, both coming in the fifth inning: a solo home run from Chase Headley followed by a single from Tommy Medica.

Meanwhile, Eric Stults (2-6, 5.03) pitched six innings for the Padres, giving up all four runs on 5 hits — including solo home runs from Paul Konerko and Tyler Flowers — and a walk with 6 strikeouts.

Tonight, the Padres come home to Petco Park to start a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Tim Stauffer (2-1, 4.50) takes the mound against Charlie Morton (1-7, 3.29) at 7:10 pm PDT.

Recaps

Stults fades as Sale thwarts Padres’ sweep attempt (Corey Brock – MLB.com)

Sale, Sox dismiss Padres in finale (Jeff Sanders – UT San Diego)

Sale spins two-hit gem as White Sox cruise past Padres (Joe Popely – MLB.com)

Chris Sale makes quick work of Padres (Fred Mitchell – Chicago Tribune)

MLB.com Box Score

Quotes

“It is what is. Sometimes you’re going to run into guys like that.”
Yonder Alonso on Chris Sale‘s pitching performance (Sanders)

“My overall stuff today was one of the best it’s been this year, I was down in the zone for the most part. Even the [home run] ball to Konerko was down.”
Eric Stults (Brock)

Tweets

Videos

Konerko’s solo homer

Stults’ heads-up play

Headley’s solo dinger

Flowers’ solo home run

Rivera cuts down Eaton

Photos

San Diego Padres’ Yonder Alonso reacts to striking out during the fifth inning of an inter league baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, June 1, 2014. Chicago won 4-1. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

San Diego Padres’ Chase Headley right, celebrates with teammate Jedd Gyorko (9), after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of an inter league baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

San Diego Padres’ Rene Rivera, right, reacts to striking out during the ninth inning of an inter league baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, June 1, 2014. Chicago won 4-1. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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