While You Were (Day) Drinking: Game 162 (SD vs SF)

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 (76-86) lost the final game of the 2013 season to the San Francisco Giants in the most Padres way possible, squandering a 3-run lead after Jedd Gyorko‘s first career grand slam to lose it in the bottom of the ninth, 7-6.

Huston Street loaded the bases with no outs and Hunter Pence hit the full count pitch to center field to bring the winning run home.

Starter Tyson Ross gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk with 7 K’s in 6 innings. Tim Stauffer came in to relieve Ross, and only lasted 2/3 of an inning, giving up 2 runs on 2 walks, the runs coming after Nick Vincent relieved Stauffer.

The Friars finished the season tied for third place in the NL West with the Giants. They matched last year’s record. That’s improvement, right? RIGHT?

The Padres start the 2014 season at Petco Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 31st at TBD. TBD takes the mound against TBD.


Padres can’t hold on after Gyorko’s grand slam – Rick Eymer (MLB.com)

Giants rally to defeat Padres in finale – Bill Center (UT San Diego)

Box Score (MLB.com)


“He’s the kind of guy you want to have stay around. Kotsay will stay in uniform. At one point I think you will see him back in uniform.”
Bud Black on Mark Kotsay‘s future before the game, Kotsay’s final as a player. (Eymer)



San Francisco Giants left fielder Juan Perez leaps at the wall, but can’t catch a grand slam by San Diego Padres’ Jedd Gyorko during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence hits a baseball game-winning RBI-single against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)


Pablo Sandoval makes a great leaping catch on a Mark Kotsay line drive to third in the top of the second inning.

Nick Hundley launches a solo home run to left off Guillermo Moscoso to tie the game at 1 in the top of the third inning.

Tommy Medica lines a double to left field, scoring Chase Headley to give the Padres a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth.

Jedd Gyorko smashes a grand slam to left field off Jake Dunning to give the Padres a 6-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning.

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