While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 109 (ATL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening at the movies watching Guardians of the Galaxy pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were watching genetically modified racoons pilot spaceships and kick ass drinking.

The Padres (49-60) pounded the Atlanta Braves (58-52) 10-1 last night, led by Tommy Medica‘s two home runs and 5-for-5 night.  Eric Stults (4-13, 4.94) earned his first win since July 4 against the San Francisco Giants, pitching six and a third innings while giving up one unearned run on two hits and four walks with three strikeouts.

Both of Medica’s home runs were two-run shots and came against Braves’ starter Mike Minor (4-7, 5.42).  The first during Medica’s first at-bat in the first inning and the second on his next at-bat in the third inning.

Abraham Almonte — acquired in the Chris Denorfia trade on Thursday — started in center field and went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.  Jedd Gyork0, Everth Cabrera, Will Venable, and Yonder Alonso all also had one RBI a piece in the Padres win.

This evening, the Friars will send out Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.66) to face the Braves’ Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.63) at 5:40 pm PDT.  Everyone in attendance will receive a floppy hat, which I’m sure will be available at yard sales all across the county soon.


Medica’s five-hit night fuels surging Padres (Corey Brock — MLB.com)

Padres loudly support Stults with 20 hits (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)

Medica has 5 hits, 2 homers in Padres’ 10-1 win (Bernie Wilson — Associated Press)

Minor’s rocky start sets tone in lopsided affair (Mark Bowman — MLB.com)

Minor rocked in Braves’ embarrassing 10-1 loss to Padres (David O’Brien — Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

MLB Box Score



Medica’s career-night vs. Braves

Stults’ strong start

Medica catches Braves napping


San Diego Padres manager Bud Black throws during batting practice before their baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton watches as a two-run home run by San Diego Padres’ Tommy Medica lands in the stands during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

San Diego Padres Tommy Medica is all smiles as he hits a single in the eighth inning, going 5 for 5, against the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego. San Diego won the game 10-1.(AP Photo/Don Boomer)

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