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 — MLB.com)
Stults manages way to win over Pirates (Jeff Sanders — UT San Diego)
Liriano strong but bats can’t rally late (Tom Singer — MLB.com)
Anemic offense leaves Liriano little room for error in loss to Padres, 2-1 (Bill Brink — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
When are we going to see dick again? #benice
— Daniel (@padrefan858) August 9, 2014
Everth Cabrera doing Everth Cabrera things. Infield 1B SB #Padres
— Ted Mendenhall II (@TedMendenhall) August 9, 2014
Padres load the bases with nobody out in the 1st. Let's see if they can make this rally last more than 2 pitches.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) August 9, 2014
Chris Nelson with the first TOOTBLAN of the game…and a costly one. #Padres
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) August 9, 2014
Yes, there is “something to be said” about Stults getting the ball every fifth day. #ugh
— SingingFriar (@singingfriar) August 9, 2014
By fWAR, Eric Stults is the worst qualified starting pitcher in baseball. The broadcast is praising him right now.
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) August 9, 2014
Im watching Padres Pirates why am I hearing a jeter love fest?
— Nathan Zack (@taterz1021) August 9, 2014
Padres gave up Corey Kluber for Ludwick? That stings a little bit. #PPLive
— PadresTrail (@PadresTrail) August 10, 2014
Just spotted a "Lets go Buco's" sign. Nice work, Pittsburgher.
— Joe Lies (@TheThinGwynn) August 10, 2014
Andy Ashby's suit is more punk than you.
— Friar Fever (@FriarFever) August 10, 2014
Almonte not really taking that CF job by the horns.
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) August 10, 2014
#Quack. That's big. Got himself in trouble…2nd and 3rd no one out. Got out of it.
— Jesse Agler (@jesseagler) August 10, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) August 10, 2014
Francoeur has an unorthodox throwing style. pic.twitter.com/SxmjOiNfp3
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) August 10, 2014