While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 112 (SD at MIN)

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)

MLB Box Score



Padres turn double play

Alonso’s solo blast

Play at first overturned

Vargas’ first career home run


Minnesota Twins’ Jordan Schafer, left, slides safely back to first as San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso catches the throw on a pick-off attempt in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

San Diego Padres’ Jedd Gyorko, left, questions plate umpire Mike DiMuro after he was called out on strikes in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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