While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 103 (SD at ATL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub after seeing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes instead of watching the game.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.  And watching monkeys fight.

The Padres (46-57) lost 5-3 to the Atlanta Braves (56-48) at Turner Field.  Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 1.66) had the first bad game of his short major league career, giving up all five runs (two earned) on six hits and five walks with three strikeout in just 3 2/3 innings.  On a positive note, the bullpen kept the Braves from scoring for the rest of the game.

Julio Teheran (10-6, 2.71) lasted six innings, surrendering three earned runs on nine hits and no walks with five strikeouts.  Yasmani Grandal had two RBI and Yangervis Solarte had the other.

The third game of the four-game series at Turner Field pits Eric Stults (3-12, 5.00) against Mike Minor (3-6, 5.32) at 2:05 pm PDT.  The weird start time is so the Braves can show the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for former Braves players Tony LaRussaGreg Maddux Tom Glavine, former Braves manager Bobby Cox, Georgia native Frank Thomas, and Joe Torre.


Another first for Despaigne: A rough outing (Corey Brock – MLB.com)

42-pitch inning sinks Despaigne, Padres (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Teheran struggles with arm, delivers with bat (Joe Morgan – MLB.com)

Big inning lifts Braves over Padres (Chris Vivlamore – Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

MLB Box Score


“Six [starts] is a small sample-size. Five pretty good ones and one where he didn’t throw strikes.”
Bud Black on the performance of Despaigne to this point (Brock)

“That inning, a number of those runs and a number of those plays could’ve been avoided if we would’ve been a little more heads-up.”
Black on the Braves’ fourth inning (Lin)



Grandal’s two-run double

Solarte’s RBI single

Alonso’s rip-roaring slide


Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson (23) slides safely to third base under San Diego Padres third baseman Chris Nelson during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

San Diego Padres watch and Atlanta Braves fans stand with two strikes on San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte with two outs in the ninth, as Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel ptiches during a baseball game, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 5-3. Solarte struck out for the final out. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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