Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening in the pub trying to erase the possibility of Tom Werner, MLB Commissioner from your mind. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (51-61) lost to the Minnesota Twins (51-60), 3-1, in the first game of a two-game series in Minneapolis’ Target Field. Jesse Hahn (7-3, 2.28) took the loss after hanging a curveball to Kennys Vargas for a three-run home run [Vargas’ first career home run, by the way] in the sixth inning, which was really Hahn’s only mistake.
Twins’ starter Phil Hughes (11-8, 4.01) gave up a solo home run to Yonder Alonso in the fifth inning for the Padres only run. Alonso also had a double in the second inning, but Yasmani Grandal was thrown out at the plate on the play, ending the inning.
The Friars wrap up the short series with Minnesota at 10:10 am PDT today. Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 2.68) tries to turn his recent luck around against the Twins’ [and former Padre] Kevin Correia (5-13, 4.96) before the Padres head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series against the Pirates on Friday.
Hahn picks up first road loss as Padres fall to Twins (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Hahn throws one too many curves in loss (Jeff Sanders — UT San Diego)
Vargas belts first homer to lift Twins vs. Padres (Alex M. Smith — MLB.com)
Vargas’ first career homer powers Twins over Padres (Phil Miller — Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
Target Field looks like garbage
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) August 6, 2014
Alonso hit that ball way out Yonder. #PPLive (Sorry. Had to.)
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) August 6, 2014
It seems like 80-90% of Yonder Alonso's home runs come in the Midwest.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) August 6, 2014
Yonder Alonso's last HR came when the #Padres still had Street, Headley and Byrnes with the organization.
— Derek Togerson (@DerekNBCSD) August 6, 2014
haha, Alonso homered? Of course.
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) August 6, 2014
I hate August. #PPLive
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) August 6, 2014
That delay was so long, Dick Enberg should have called in and complained.
— Darren Smith (@DSmithShow) August 6, 2014
Timing is everything. RT @VocalMinoritySD: Jesse Hahn is fun to watch. Hopefully this is the start of something special with him.
— SingingFriar (@singingfriar) August 6, 2014
— Jodi Paranal (@jodes0405) August 6, 2014
Pom Pom in full force.
— Sean D. (@WonkoSD) August 6, 2014
Cabby might need to scrub the Pomeranz DNA off him after that play.
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) August 6, 2014
I mean, we kinda have to send Francoeur out there now.
— Oscar (@haha1721) August 6, 2014