Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub watching the U.S. Men’s National Team playing in the World Cup instead of the Padres game. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (32-44) lost the rubber game to the Los Angeles Dodgers (42-35), 2-1, yesterday at PETCO Park. Eric Stults (2-10, 5.49) gave up 2 runs early on, but settled down to pitch seven innings with six hits, three walks, and five strikeouts. The offense, once again, just wasn’t there against Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-3, 3.06), with the only run coming in the sixth inning from a leadoff double by Chris Denorfia and then a one-out groundout by Carlos Quentin.
The Padres head to San Francisco for a three-game series with Giants at AT&T Park. Odrisamer Despaigne — called up to take Andrew Cashner‘s (2-6, 2.36) turn in the rotation for some reason — gets the start in his Major League debut against Matt Cain (1-5, 4.52) tonight at 7:15 pm PDT.
Stults allows only two runs, but bats are quiet again (Will Laws – MLB.com)
Stults sharp, but Padres fall to Dodgers (John Maffei – UT San Diego)
Ryu continues trend of gems from Dodgers starters (Ken Gurnick – MLB.com)
Dodgers make it interesting but slip past Padres, 2-1 (Steve Dilbeck – Los Angeles Times)
“Today I was able to limit the mistakes and just was able to keep them off balance. Their guy threw a little better, unfortunately.”
Eric Stults (Laws)
“There’s nothing more I dislike on the mound than walking somebody.”
Hyun-Jin Ryu (Gurnick)
Promotion idea: Padres-Giants, Bluepper and Crazy Crab night.
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) June 22, 2014
YOU CANNOT ASSUME THE DOUBLE PLAY, DICK. #PPLive
— PadresTrail (@PadresTrail) June 22, 2014
— Chase Parker (@chaseparker22) June 22, 2014
Normally not a fan of the unrelated booth interviews. but this is a living Medal of Honor recipient. Awesome. #PPLive
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) June 22, 2014
— chris F (@cjfrantz) June 22, 2014
Bring back that loving feeling Whoa-oh that loving feeling Bring back that loving feeling 'Cause it's gone, gone, gone Whoa-oh-oh. #PPLive
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) June 22, 2014
Addendum: Hearing more and more fans of the visiting team here is disheartening. Attendance numbers be damned. This is not good. #PPLive
— John Lackey (@johlac66) June 22, 2014
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) June 23, 2014