Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (66-71) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (57-81) 2-1 on a walk-off home run by pinch-hitter Cory Spangenberg in the ninth inning last night, Spangenberg’s first Major League home run.
Neither Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 3.06) nor Wade Miley (7-10 4.18) figured in the decision, but both pitched outstanding. Despaigne threw seven innings, giving up one run on four hits and no walks with four strikeouts. Miley also gave up just one run in seven innings on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
Spangenberg’s pinch walk-off blast lifts Padres (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Spangenberg, Padres walk off with win (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Spangenberg’s pinch HR lifts Padres to 2-1 win (Bernie Wilson — Associated Press)
Miley’s strong effort in duel goes unrewarded (Steve Gilbert — MLB.com)
Mark Trumbo just hit a foul ball straight back and into a trash can on the fly on the mezzanine below the press box. Wonderfully impossible.
— Craig Elsten (@619sports) September 3, 2014
Dreams die hard at Petco Park, every day and every way. #TheWoirst.
— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) September 3, 2014
The one benefit of this Arizona – San Diego game having no energy is that it's unlikely fans will break out the wave #pplive
— Chase Parker (@chaseparker22) September 3, 2014
Tyson Ross isn't getting any Cy Young votes, @FOXSportsSD.
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) September 3, 2014
— Derek Togerson (@DerekNBCSD) September 3, 2014
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) September 3, 2014
“@mickeykoke: Back-to-back strong plays from Alexi. But shhh don’t tell anyone.” Don’t worry, I won’t.
— Rob (@ThisIsSan_Diego) September 3, 2014
— GAVIN (@CT2SD) September 3, 2014
OH: C'mon….Rymer…that just. Sucked. # analysis
— B. Cline (@bcline760) September 3, 2014
— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) September 3, 2014
Okay #Padres, someone hit a home run. Let's wrap this up in just 8 1/2!
— John Lackey (@johlac66) September 3, 2014
It's as if a million batters became Khalil Greene and were suddenly struck out.
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) September 3, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) September 3, 2014