While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 124 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an EVENING LISTENING TO THAT PA SYSTEM AT DODGER STADIUM. WHAT? SHOUTING!? YAHOOOO-OOOOOOOH YEAH BABY SORRY ABOUT THAT!  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (58-65) lost 8-6 to the Los Angeles Dodgers (71-56) to open up a three game series at Chavez Ravine. The fortunes of the Padres were reversed from how most of the season, with the pitching struggling and the offense picking up the slack. The top of the first gave us a promising start, with Abraham Almonte doubling with one out, Seth Smith following up with a walk, and Jedd Gyorko driving both gentlemen and himself in with his 9th home run of the season. Not a good night for fans of pitching, as each starter went five innings surrendering 8/7 hits and 4/5 earned runs (Correia/Kennedy). While neither pitcher was on their game, Kennedy wasn’t helped by Padres defense. Jake Goebbert looked every bit a guy playing his 38th career game at 1B, needlessly cutting off a throw that could have nailed Matt Kemp at the plate, throwing another ball away. Another error was charged to Yangervis Solarte, and there was some further suspect defense by the likes of Seth Smith.

Approximation of Padres defense

Approximation of Padres defense

The series continues today at 7:10 P.M. with San Diego’s Eric Stults (5-13, 4.64 ERA) facing off against LA’s Roberto Hernandez (1-0, 2.25 ERA).

Recaps

After Gyorko’s loud start, Padres’ rally clipped – Brock/MLB.com

Kennedy struggles in loss to Dodgers – Lin/UT San Diego

Brooks Baseball Strike Zone Maps

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Fangraphs Box Score/Game Graphs

Quote

“You look at ill-advised walks, a couple missed plays both in the infield and outfield, and those plays really came back to haunt us. As hard as we fought, as well as we swung the bats, it added up to a tough loss.” – H.R. “Buddy” Black (Lin)

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Almonte’s big night with the bat

Gyorko’s three-run home run

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  • Tire fire is also an apt description for the baserunning indecision that ended the game.