Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a long day at the pub with an East Coast road game that starts at 10:30 in the morning. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were (day) drinking.
The Padres shutout the Atlanta Braves 4-0 to wrap up their season series yesterday. The Friars (68-80) won 5 out of 6 meetings with the Braves this season.
Burch Smith had a no-hitter going through the first batter of the sixth inning, when Braves’ starter Julio Teheran managed to get one to roll right up the middle. Smith pitched 7 innings, giving up just 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 10.
Will Venable stole his 20th base of the season and later scored on a Jedd Gyorko single in the sixth. Chase Headley hit a two-run home run to make the score 3-0 in the same inning. Tommy Medica hit another solo home run in the seventh to close out the scoring.
Smith flirts with no-no in Atlanta, earns first win – Corey Brock (MLB.com)
Smith, two HRs lead Padres to 4-0 win – Bill Center (UT San Diego)
Box Score (MLB.com)
“He did a great job inside the clubhouse with the younger guys and the older players, sending the right message. With Kots, I always trusted that the right message was being delivered.”
Bud Black, on Mark Kotsay announcing his retirement yesterday. (Brock)
I take my football on Saturday, day baseball on Sunday. ~ You with me?
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) September 15, 2013
— Vocal Minority (@VocalMinoritySD) September 15, 2013
Chase Headley hasn't even scored a touchdown today. #BelowAverage
— Oscar (@haha1721) September 15, 2013
The entertaining Ted Leitner currently poking fun at himself for saying "no-hitter" and jinxing Burch Smith's no-hit bid.
— Tim Hagerty (@tdhagerty) September 15, 2013
— Greg Weeks (@GregWeeksUNCC) September 15, 2013