While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 102 (SD at ATL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (46-56) won their third game in a row in the opener of their three-game unusual Friday thru Monday four-game series against the Atlanta Braves (55-48) at Turner Field by a score of 5-2.  Jesse Hahn (6-2, 2.12) triumphantly returned from a minor league stint to pitch six innings of 1-run ball with three hits and three walks while striking out four.  The Braves’ Alex Wood (7-8, 3.44) was roughed up in his five innings, giving up five runs on twelve hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

All told, the Padres collected thirteen hits — twelve singles and a double (from Carlos Quentin,who left the game after his third at-bat because his knees were acting up) — led by Tommy Medica with four hits.  Joaquin Benoit got the final four outs for his second save of the season, and first since he was named the Padres’ closer after the trade of Huston Street to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last week.

This evening at 4:10 pm PDT Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 1.31) takes the hill against the Braves’ Julio Teheran (9-6, 2.64) in the second game at Turner Field.


Recaps

String of singles, sharp Hahn lift Padres over Braves (Corey Brock – MLB.com)

In Hahn’s return, offense strong again (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Wood tagged as Braves can’t cash in vs. Padres (Joe Morgan – MLB.com)

Padres 5, Braves 2 (Chris Vivlamore – Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

MLB Box Score


Quotes

“We’re still not anywhere where we need to be, but with that said, there’s a lot of season left for guys to produce and put runs on the board. As bad as it was at times during the first half of the year, there’s some room to make up some ground offensively.”
Bud Black (Lin)

“More than anything … we’re all just due. For all the guys who have been struggling this year, it’s time.”
Chris Denorfia (Brock)


Tweets


Video

Medica’s RBI single

Denorfia’s RBI single

Solarte’s sac fly

Rivera’s RBI single

Medica’s four-hit game

Hahn’s strong start


Photos

San Diego Padres’ Chris Denorfia, right, stands at third base near Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson after advancing on a single by Yangervis Solarte during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 25, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Atlanta Braves’ B.J. Upton (2) is forced out by San Diego Padres second baseman Yangervis Solarte after Tommy La Stella grounded into a double play during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 25, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

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