Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub watching the one small TV in the back corner not tuned to the World Cup final. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. And squinting.
The Padres (41-54) lost 1-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers (54-43) at Dodger Stadium yesterday in the final game before the All-Star break. Tyson Ross (7-10, 2.85) threw seven innings with nine strikeouts and one walk on six hits, giving up the only run on a Yasiel Puig single to score Dee Gordon in the sixth inning.
The Padres offense was particularly offensive against Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-5, 3.44), striking out ten times with zero walks and two hits in his six innings. The closest the Friars came to scoring was in the ninth inning, when Carlos Quentin singled (then was lifted for pinch-runner Jace Peterson) and Yasmani Grandal singled to get Peterson to third. But Jake Goebbert and Seth Smith each struck out to end the threat and the game.
The Padres are off for the next four days, along with every other team, for the All-Star break. Their next game is the first of three games against the New York Mets on Friday night at 7:10 pm PDT at PETCO Park. Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.47) takes the hill against Bartolo Colon (8-8, 3.99).
Stymied lineup saddles Ross with hard-luck loss (Corey Brock – MLB.com)
Padres close half with another 1-0 loss (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)
Ryu rebounds as Dodgers stay atop division at break (Ken Gurnick – MLB.com)
Dodgers head into All-Star break after another 1-0 win over Padres (Everett Cook – Los Angeles Times)
“That was the ballgame.”
Bud Black on Puig’s RBI single (Lin)
@jesseagler Since Ryu and Lee missed each other and Ryu also missed Cain, I’m going with yes.
— Sean D. (@WonkoSD) July 13, 2014
Tyson Ross, Filthy, filthy slider.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) July 13, 2014
Oh yeah, there’s a Padres game on.
— SingingFriar (@singingfriar) July 13, 2014
— Chris Garcia (@sportsbrain) July 13, 2014
Ryu has the ugliest rope necklace in the long history of ugly rope necklaces #PPLive
— Greg Weeks (@GregWeeksUNCC) July 13, 2014
The Padres pitching staff should go on strike until they get some hitters
— Mike (@sdmike) July 13, 2014
There are girls behind me screaming bloody murder every time Dee Gordon is announced. #dogers
— Kevin Hilgeman (@kevhilge) July 13, 2014
Denorfia has been very uncomfortable in the box now for months. Lunging, off-balance, swings at everything.
— Tex Padre (@texpadres) July 13, 2014
Awful throw from Rene Rivera on the pitch-out. I might be the only person watching this game.
— Oscar (@haha1721) July 13, 2014
Padres pitchers now have to be virtually perfect to get a no-decision.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) July 13, 2014
— Brady Phelps (@LobShots) July 13, 2014
The Padres have the pitching roster to beat the very good teams but they have the offense to lose vs the league's worst. The BX.
— The BX (@BOLTCOMPLEX) July 13, 2014
It's such a shame to see the Padres Pitchers play so well only to get nothing in return.
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) July 13, 2014
Another wonderful outing by a Padres starter about to be wasted. Amazing pitchers can even stand to be in same clubhouse with the "hitters."
— Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) July 13, 2014
— Derek Togerson (@DerekNBCSD) July 13, 2014
Come on @Padres hitters, the pitchers deserve some runs…
— Marie Coronel (@10NewsCoronel) July 13, 2014