While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 110 (ATL vs SD)

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.

Tim Stauffer pitched out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the top of the 12th (with some help on defense by Solarte and Chris Nelson) to earn the win. Craig Kimbrel was the losing pitcher.

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.

Recaps

Padres walk off in 12th on Venable’s winning knock – Brock (MLB.com)

Venable delivers walk-off hit in 12th – Lin (UT San Diego)

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Video

Amarista catches fly ball, gets Bonifacio out

Padres walk off in 12 on Venable single


Photos

Will Venable hits a walk-off single in the 12th inning to give the Padres a 3-2 win. | Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Will Venable hits a walk-off single in the 12th inning to give the Padres a 3-2 win. | Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Shirtless Ed will not abide Bevacqua being beaten by Braves fans

Shirtless Ed will not abide Bevacqua being beaten by Braves fans

 

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  • ballybunion

    The top of the 12th, getting out of a bases loaded, nobody out jam, was inspirational. Is it just me or are the new Padres without Headley playing a more aggressive, exciting brand of baseball? It’s like the Headley drama was holding the team back, and they can relax and play the game with enthusiasm again. It helps that there are a lot of bit players trying to impress the four GM candidates and establish themselves as more than extra pieces. Whatever the reason, the team is more fun to watch.

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