Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening at the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The San Diego Padres (50-60) defeated the Atlanta Braves (58-53) 3-2 last night in 12 innings of baseball fun. Starting pitchers Ian Kennedy and Ervin Santana both pitched well enough, but neither factored in tonight’s decision. Kennedy threw 5 innings, giving up 1 run (earned) on 7 strikeouts while walking 5. Santana gave up 2 earned runs while striking out 6 and walking 4.
Tommy Medica continued to swing a hot bat, going 2 for 4 with a double. Yangervis Solarte also continued to come up big for the Padres, driving in Rene Rivera to tie the game at 1 in the 7th. Continuing the theme of hot bats, Mr. August himself, Will Venable, came up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th, lining a ball over the head of Jason Heyward in right field to plate the winning run.
The Shirtless Ed Whitson Derby concludes for 2014 this afternoon at Petco Park, 1:10 P.M. Aaron Harang (9-6, 3.43 ERA) goes for Atlanta, while Tyson Ross (10-10, 2.60 ERA) is on the bump for the home nine.
One final note: Long time Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren passed away yesterday at the age of 69. If you grew up during the heyday of Superstation TBS and watched all of the baseball you could, you caught Van Wieren along with Skip Caray during Braves broadcasts. They were the voice of several generations of Braves baseball, and us Padres fan can relate to what that kind of loss feels like. Our condolences go out to his family, the Atlanta Braves, and to all of the Braves fans who grew up listening to Pete. Cancer can get bent.
Padres walk off in 12th on Venable’s winning knock – Brock (MLB.com)
Venable delivers walk-off hit in 12th – Lin (UT San Diego)
— Sac Bunt Chris (@SacBuntChris) August 3, 2014
Kinda feels like Terry Pendleton should coach first with a double-earflap helmet, right? pic.twitter.com/BeORUqUeYz
— Jesse Agler (@jesseagler) August 3, 2014
This game is like when you're so drunk that you can't come.
— Joe Lies (@TheThinGwynn) August 3, 2014
Padres broadcast advocating bunting with their best hitter. Sigh.
— Matt Snyder (@MattSnyderCBS) August 3, 2014
The game is still going? It had been going for 2 hours when I started watching Guardians of the Galaxy.
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) August 3, 2014
You leave it up to Venable in August? You're braver than I thought.
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) August 3, 2014
The Padres only need to play .500 ball the rest of the season to reach 76 wins.
— Oscar (@haha1721) August 3, 2014
— Jeremy Nash (@Jeremy_Nash) August 3, 2014