Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (68-78) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (59-88) 6-5 last night in Phoenix’s Chase Field.
Eric Stults (7-16, 4.49) did Eric Stults things, giving up five runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings. The big blow came in the fifth inning with two outs and two runners on base, when A.J. Pollock hit a three-run bomb to left center field.
But, fortunately for Stults, the Diamondbacks’ starter was even more Stults-like.
Vidal Nuno (2-11, 4.58) gave up all six of the Padres runs in five innings on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Rene Rivera hit his tenth home run of the season, a solo shot to left field in the fifth inning, which ties his career season high as a professional. Rymer Liriano, Cameron Maybin, Jedd Gyorko, Yasmani Grandal, and Yangervis Solarte each had an RBI as well.
Six Padres drive in runs to edge D-backs (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Rivera’s 10th blast buoys Padres’ win (Jeff Sanders — UT San Diego)
Nuno denied his first National League win again (Adam Lichtenstein — MLB.com)
Diamondbacks fall in series opener with Padres (Zach Buchanan — azcentral sports)
Wait: Spangenberg is starting against a left-handed pitcher? WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON AROUND HERE?
— Jeff Sanders (@JeffSanders_UT) September 13, 2014
Is AJ Preller married? Asking for a friend.
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) September 13, 2014
Should be noted that the UTC Red Robin is opting for CLE-DET over the Padres game. No FSSD on any TVs. #padresfever
— Padres Jagoff (@PadresJagoff) September 13, 2014
Interesting umpire crew is allowing for a review here. Seems (to me) far too much time passed before Gibson came out to challenge.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) September 13, 2014
The boys have their hitting shoes on big time in Phoenix tonight. 6-2 for my #Padres in the 5th. HR Rivera
— Ted Leitner (@TedLeitner) September 13, 2014
DBacks radio guys predicted Pollack would hit a home run. Fuck them! #PredictablePadres
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) September 13, 2014
Don't let Eric Stults' win-loss record fool you. He's much worse than that.
— Oscar (@haha1721) September 13, 2014
Not smart baseball. With Stults coming up next for a likely sacrifice, Amarista shouldn't have tried to stretch the single into a double.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) September 13, 2014
Nick "The Usher" Vincent: He sits 'em down.
— Joe Lies (@TheThinGwynn) September 13, 2014
— Friar Fever (@FriarFever) September 13, 2014
Wow one of best 4-6-3 double played of season just turned by Gyorko on tough short hop, Alexi in air off balance throw, Grandal scoop!
— Bob Scanlan (@heyscan) September 13, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) September 13, 2014