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.
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 LaRussa, Greg 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)
“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)
#NORF WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
— NorfBot (@NorfBot) July 26, 2014
We know our team is bad, but at least we haven't been racistly re-appropriating Native American stereotypes for decades! #PPLive
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) July 27, 2014
"Nice swing, man. That's what I'm fucking talking about." Man, the potty mouths on these Padres coaches. #PPLive
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) July 27, 2014
Been a few days since I truly felt like I was watching a Padres game. This was more like it.
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) July 27, 2014
— Padres Jagoff (@PadresJagoff) July 27, 2014
*raises hand* "What are general sentiments of Padres fans?" RT @mccoveychron: wait a second, this game sucks
— AJM (@AvengingJM) July 27, 2014
Dead serious, I had totally forgotten he was on the roster. RT @dennistlin: Andrew Cashner is scheduled to throw a bullpen Sunday.
— Woe, Doctor! (@woedoctor) July 27, 2014
Good to see a loss brings out the depressed Padre talk; missed it over the last few games. #PPLive
— Lance Fogel (@Gottrocks) July 27, 2014