While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 63 (WAS vs SD)

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

The Padres (28-35) lost the series finale 6-0 against the Washington Nationals (32-29) at PETCO Park yesterday.  Eric Stults (2-7, 5.68) lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up all 6 runs.

But the offense, once again, was virtually non-existent, with only 2 hits and no walks recorded in Nationals’ starter Jordan Zimmerman‘s (5-2, 3.17) complete game.  The first hit was a bloop single by Alexi Amarista in the sixth inning.  The second was a triple by Seth Smith with no outs in the seventh.  The inning ended with Smith still standing on third base.

To say yesterday was a disappointing game would be an understatement. The only somewhat bright spot was the Padres’ bullpen, who managed to keep the Nationals from scoring in the 6 2/3 innings after Stults imploded.

The Padres are off today as they travel to Philadelphia to play the Phillies on Tuesday at 4:05 pm PDT.  Ian Kennedy (5-6, 3.39) faces off against A.J. Burnett (3-5, 4.41), who may very well repeat his no-hitter of May 12, 2001.

Recaps

Stults overmatched as Padres get blanked (Will Laws – MLB.com)

Stults, Padres drubbed by Nats (Jeff Sanders – UT San Diego)

Zimmermann allows just two baserunners in shutout (Bill Ladson – MLB.com)

Jordan Zimmermann flirts with perfection as Nationals handle Padres, 6-0 (Adam Kilgore – Washington Post)

MLB.com Box Score

Quote

“We’re trying to find any combination that’s going to shake us out of this fog.”
Josh Byrnes, Padres GM (Sanders)

Tweets

Videos

This is the only real highlight of this game:  Black on offensive woes

Photos

San Diego Padres’ Everth Cabrera flings away his bat after striking out to end the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals during a baseball game, Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres have struck out 11 times through eight innings while mustering only two hits. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin makes an unsuccessful leap for a two run homer by Washington Nationals’ Ian Desmond during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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