While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 114 (SD at PIT)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore watching Andrew Cashner throw two innings in a rehab start, spending most of the Padres game in the car beforehand thanks to traffic.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were cursing at other drivers drinking.

The Padres (52-62) dropped the first game of their three games with the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-53) at PNC Park last night by a score of 2-1.  Ian Kennedy (8-10, 3.51) took the loss despite a solid start (6 IP, 7 hits, 3 walks, 2 runs, 5 Ks), thanks to the Padres’ sputtering offense.

The lone Padres run came after a sacrifice fly from Seth Smith in the first inning to bring Everth Cabrera home after a double.  The Padres managed to load the bases with no outs against Pirates’ starter Vance Worley (5-1, 2.30) in the sixth inning.  But then Jedd Gyorko ground into a 5-3-2 5-2-3 double play and Yonder Alonso hit a fly ball to left field to end the inning.

This evening Eric Stults (4-13, 4.94) takes the mound against the Pirates’ Francisco Liriano (3-7, 3.91) at 4:05 pm PDT from PNC Park.


Recaps

Kennedy solid but bats falter vs. Bucs (Corey Brock — MLB.com)

Padres let chances slip through fingers (Jeff Sanders — UT San Diego)

Worley, Harrison stay hot at packed PNC Park (Alex M. Smith — MLB.com)

Worley, bullpen shackle Padres in 2-1 win (Bill Brink — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB Box Score


Quote

“It wasn’t my best stuff, but you try to battle through it. … You try to limit the damage and grind through it. I’m still not 100 percent. But it’s slowly getting better.”
Ian Kennedy (Brock)


Video

Smith’s sacrifice fly

Cabrera turns two

Kennedy’s solid start


Photos

San Diego Padres’ Seth Smith, right, stands in the dugout during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Pirates won 2-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

San Diego Padres’ Seth Smith drives in a run with a sacrifice fly to left field off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Vance Worley during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, right, falls on Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison after tagging him out attempting to steal second during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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