While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 125 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending your evening at the pub.  Then you fall asleep right after the game ends.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (59-65) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (71-57) by a score of 4-1 last night at Dodger Stadium.  Eric Stults (6-13, 4.53) continued his recent success, giving up just the one Dodgers run while pitching five innings on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts.  Dodgers’ starter Roberto Hernandez (7-9, 3.78) gave up all four (three earned) Padres’ runs in five innings on eight hits and two walk with only two strikeouts.

Alexi Amarista reached base in all four of his plate appearances, scoring two runs with an RBI.  Stults helped his own cause with a bases loaded single that Dodgers’ left fielder Justin Turner bobbled twice for an error.  Rymer Liriano made a nice catch in right field.  Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth inning for his first Major League save.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT Tyson Ross (11-11, 2.70) takes the mound in the final game in Los Angeles against Clayton Kershaw (14-3, 1.86) and the Dodgers.


Recaps

Dog days of August? Stults now 3-0 this month (Corey Brock — MLB.com)

Padres seize opportunities to top Dodgers (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)

Dodgers fall in another hole, can’t get out (Ken Gurnick — MLB.com)

Dodgers still can’t find themselves at home in 4-1 loss to Padres (Steve Dilbeck — Los Angeles Times)

MLB Box Score


Quotes

“Things are starting to turn his way.”
Bud Black on Stults’ recent fortunes (Brock)

“Once Buddy tells you, it’s kinda like you wait to get it out of the way. I was hoping it would be that first night in St. Louis, but to have the first one in Dodger Stadium is pretty awesome.”
Quackenbush on getting his first save opportunity (Lin)


Tweets


Video

Padres turn two

Amarista’s RBI single

 Stults’ bases-loaded single

Solarte’s sac fly

Liriano’s diving catch

The Padres challenge an out call on Rymer Liriano in the 8th inning, and after review, the call is confirmed


Photos

San Diego Padres’ Rymer Liriano, right, scores under the tag of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis on a single by Eric Stults and a fielding error by Scott Van Slyke during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Scott Van Slyke, center, is forced out at second as San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista, right, makes a late throw to first in an attempt to get Carl Crawford, while second baseman Jedd Gyorko watches during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Padres wpm 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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