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 (66-75) lost to the Colorado Rockies (58-84) in twelve innings last night by a score of 7-6. It was a disappointing end to a long game (4 hours, 52 minutes) that saw the Friars come back from a 6-2 deficit to tie it up.
Joe Wieland (0-0, 15.43) made his first Major League start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July of 2012, pitching two and a third innings while giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout. Home runs by Michael McKenry in the second and Justin Morneau in the third helped to make Wieland’s night a short one.
Jorge De La Rosa (13-10, 4.27) pitched well enough to win, giving up three runs in five and two-thirds innings on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Tommy Medica hit a lead-off solo home run off of De La Rosa in the fifth.
Cory Spangenberg continues to be a hot option off of the bench, hitting a two-run home run when pinch-hitting for Alex Torres to make the score 6-5 in the seventh inning. Seth Smith then tied up the game at six in the eighth with an RBI single. And there it stayed until Drew Stubbs hit a ground ball off of Jesse Hahn to left field to score D.J. LeMahieu in the bottom of the twelfth inning.
This afternoon’s starting pitchers will be Tyson Ross (13-12, 2.60) for the Padres and Franklin Morales for the Rockies. The final game of the season series in Colorado starts at 1:10 pm PDT. Then we don’t have to worry about the Padres playing baseball in Colorado until sometime next April, at the very least.
Padres rally late, but fall to Rockies in 12 innings (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Wieland struggles, Pads fall in extras (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Stubbs saves the day with walk-off single in 12th (Cody Ulm — MLB.com)
Drew Stubbs’ walk-off gives Rockies win in 12th past big-shifted Padres (Nick Groke — Denver Post)
“Five-hour games here feel like 10-hour games.”
Jedd Gyorko (Lin)
“Any time you lose, it sucks.”
Gyorko at clean up because he has hit against de la Rosa. But a .194 average makes this decision sad #Padres
— Greg Weeks (@GregWeeksUNCC) September 7, 2014
So tired of Enberg complaining about replay #padres
— dave perek (@daveperek) September 7, 2014
Mark Grant suggesting we watch Tommy John surgery on YouTube. Maybe after dinner.
— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) September 7, 2014
Not sure what Almonte just did to himself, but he seems really hurt.
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) September 7, 2014
I forgot I was attracted to Tommy
— Nicole Jean (@nicole_ehmu) September 7, 2014
Rymer Liriano’s defense. Not quite ripe yet.
— Sean D. (@WonkoSD) September 7, 2014
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) September 7, 2014
What is Liriano, 23? The guy needs experience. Regular playing time would help.
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) September 7, 2014
You are playing vs bad teams #Padres. Pretend you are playing at home vs 1st place teams.
— The BX (@BOLTCOMPLEX) September 7, 2014
THANK YOU, PADRES. Your timing couldn't have been better.
— Jodi Paranal (@jodes0405) September 7, 2014
I think a Quackenbush is what you call that thing on his face. #Padres
— Smiffalupagus (@smiff) September 7, 2014
I sort of conveniently forgot that the Padres are playing. Why is this game still on?
— SingingFriar (@singingfriar) September 7, 2014
This game has taken so long, Joaquin Benoit's shoulder is probably ready to go.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) September 7, 2014
How do the Padres run out of position players in September with expanded rosters?
— madfriars (@madfriars) September 7, 2014
a lone bottle of water warming up in the Padre bullpen
— Harry Pavlidis (@harrypav) September 7, 2014