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.

Recaps

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)

Quote

“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)

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Pictures

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)

Video

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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  • padresfansince1969

    Who gets the higher draft pick, Padres or Giants?

    • Mike

      Looks like the Padres

      With the regular season over save for that pesky Rays-Rangers tiebreaker, we have our tentative draft order for 2014. Here’s a look …

      1. Astros (2013 record: 51-111)
      2. Marlins (62-100)
      3. White Sox (63-99)
      4. Cubs (66-96)
      5. Twins (66-96)
      6. Mariners (71-91)
      7. Phillies (73-89)
      8. Rockies (74-88)
      9. Blue Jays (74-88)
      10. Mets (74-88)
      11. Blue Jays (for failure to sign 10th overall pick in 2013)
      12. Brewers (74-88)
      13. Padres (76-86)
      14. Giants (76-86)
      15. Angels (78-84)
      16. Diamondbacks (81-81)
      17. Orioles (85-77)
      18. Yankees (85-77)
      19. Royals (86-76)
      20. Nationals (86-76)
      21. Reds (90-72)
      22. Rays (91-71)
      23. Rangers (91-71)
      24. Indians (92-70)
      25. Dodgers (92-70)
      26. Tigers (93-69)
      27. Pirates (94-68)
      28. Athletics (96-66)
      29. Braves (96-66)
      30. Red Sox (97-65)
      31. Cardinals (97-65)

  • USMC53

    My takeaways from Game 162:
    Another good start from Ross.
    GS from Gyorko
    RBI double for Medica
    Padres’ youth movement has arrived in force. Watch out for the Pads in ’14.

    • Unless Byrnes signs a veteran leader who’s past his prime who Buddy can start over the younger guys. That’s baseball.