Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (53-62) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-54) 2-1 at PNC Park last night in a game that had all kinds of goofy plays on the Padres’ side of the diamond.  From players sliding into bases awkwardly to screwy throws from the outfield to a batter getting beaned in the head.  Despite all of that, the Friars managed to get out of a couple of jams and still win.

Eric Stults (5-13, 4.76) pitched tremendously, going six and a third innings while giving up just one run on seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts.  Jedd Gyorko and Yasmani Grandal each had an RBI.  Joaquin Benoit earned his fifth save with a perfect ninth inning.

Pirates’ starter Francisco Liriano (3-8, 3.82) took the loss despite pitching seven innings with just three hits, a walk, and four strikeouts.

Today it’s Tyson Ross (10-10, 2.62) taking the mound against the Pirates and Charlie Morton (5-10, 3.43) at 10:35 am PDT from PNC Park for baseball brunch.  Because it’s too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, but you’ll still get a good meal.


First-inning runs hold up behind Stults (Corey Brock —

Stults manages way to win over Pirates (Jeff Sanders — UT San Diego)

Liriano strong but bats can’t rally late (Tom Singer —

Anemic offense leaves Liriano little room for error in loss to Padres, 2-1 (Bill Brink — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB Box Score



Cabrera’s unconventional slide

Medica gets beaned, leaves game

Francoeur’s interesting relay


San Diego Padres’ Everth Cabrera, right, steals second as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Michael Martinez tags him in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

San Diego Padres’ Everth Cabrera, foreground, scores on a hit by Jedd Gyorko in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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