Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were (day) drinking.
The Padres completed a sweep of the Rockies with a 5-2 victory. Nick Hundley hit a bases loaded double (off Roy Oswalt of all people) to plate 3 runs in the seventh inning. Ian Kennedy pitched 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits & 2 walks with 7 K’s.
Until Hundley’s double, the “Star of the Game” looked like it was going to be home plate umpire Todd Tichenor, who straight blew one call at home, calling Reymond Fuentes out even though Fuentes clearly touched home plate, and made a questionable out call on Kyle Blanks for leaving the base path in a rundown later in the game.
The win puts the Friars (65-77, .4577) in a virtual tie with Colorado (66-78, .4583) for third place in the NL West.
Hundley delivers in the Nick of time for Friars – Corey Brock (MLB.com)
Hundley delivers birthday win for Padres – Jeff Sanders (UT San Diego)
Box Score (MLB.com)
“I didn’t even know that!”
Jesus Guzman on tying Padres record for pinch hit RBI. (Fox Sports San Diego)
The Mariners have a food item at the concession stands called "The Dingleberry". Advantage: Padres
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) September 8, 2013
Ian Kennedy can't bunt. I really fail to understand how a pitcher can't bunt. They even practice this.
— David Alton Dodd (@DavidAltonDodd) September 8, 2013
Today’s home plate ump is Todd Tichenor. Sign him up for the Lenscrafters newsletter.
— Richard (@gdarklighter) September 8, 2013
Also, as if not enough is happening today, Roy Oswalt is now pitching for the Rockies. *and scene*
— Leila Rahimi (@leilarahimi) September 8, 2013
So, we're not going to be allowed to score today, is that it?????
— Laura (@tenthandisland) September 8, 2013
If Tony Gwynn says Blanks was safe, HE WAS SAFE #PPLive
— Greg Weeks (@GregWeeksUNCC) September 8, 2013
Grant and Gwynn's observation fits well with data. The strike zone is more circular than the rectangle shown in the rule book. #PPLive
— Sac Bunt Chris (@SacBuntChris) September 8, 2013
Now that I've actually seen the base path play in question, that was a bad call by any interpretation of the rules. #PPLive
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) September 8, 2013
#Padres offensive player of the game might be Roy Oswalt.
— Geoff Young (@ducksnorts) September 8, 2013