Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending your evening at the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (57-63) lost the second game of their four-game series to the St Louis Cardinals (64-56), 4-2, last night at Busch Stadium. Padres starter Tyson Ross (11-11, 2.70) was shaky in the first inning for the second start in a row, giving up two runs, before settling down once again. But the Padres’ batters were unable to figure out how to get to Lance Lynn (13-8, 2.91).
The Padres only runs came on a Will Venable RBI double in the fifth inning to score Jace Peterson and a Yasmani Grandal home run to straightaway center field in the ninth inning. Chris Nelson then doubled and Venable came up representing the tying run, but struck out on a pitch well outside to end the game.
This evening at 4:15 pm PDT Jesse Hahn (7-3, 2.52) takes the hill against Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.17) in the third game in St Louis. The game is being broadcast nationally on Fox Sports One, so don’t flip by Fox Sports San Diego looking for the game. If your TV package doesn’t include Fox Sports One (like mine), you’ll be listening to the game on Mighty 1090 (like me).
Slow start enough to send Ross to loss vs. Cards (Alex Halsted — MLB.com)
First inning weighs down Ross, Padres (Jeff Sanders — UT San Diego)
Lynn earns win No. 13 as Cardinals top Padres (Jenifer Langosch — MLB.com)
Staked to early lead, Lynn rolls to 4-2 win (Tom Timmerman — St Louis Post-Dispatch)
Uh oh. Tyson Ross doesn't have it tonight
— Matt Rennick (@M_Rennick) August 16, 2014
"They greenlight him on 3-0", it was the first pitch Adams saw. #Dickisms
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) August 16, 2014
Tyson Ross body language is a bad dance
— Greg Weeks (@GregWeeksUNCC) August 16, 2014
Can someone help explain why Dick chooses 'fly ball' with a pop up and 'pop up' when it's at the #warningpath?
— Daniel (@padrefan858) August 16, 2014
"Tough play"? The ball rolled gently to Gyorko.
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) August 16, 2014
LOL at all the Cards fans thinking Matt Holliday hit a homer there. Even Dick didn't think that was going out.
— Jodi Paranal (@jodes0405) August 16, 2014
Nice form on the batting helmet toss by Medica. Looked like maybe a 2-seam grip.
— Dennis Lawson (@gr33nazn) August 16, 2014
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) August 16, 2014
Tyson Ross has now logged 11 consecutive quality starts, tied for the longest streak in #Padres franchise history.
— Patrick Kurish (@PKurish) August 16, 2014
— A Blog of Their Own (@BlogOfTheirOwn) August 16, 2014
I wonder what kind of secrets that Boyer's beard holds.
— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) August 16, 2014
Wow. I mean, @PatNeshek has earned a shot here, but I never thought Matheny would give it to him.
— Cardinal70 (@C70) August 16, 2014