While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 15 (COL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially when you’re trying to keep tabs on the Fort Wayne TinCups, as well as celebrating the fact that we’re exactly two months away from Vedder Cup action. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The San Diego Padres (7-8) defeated the Colorado Rockies (7-9) tonight by a score of 4-2. Andrew Cashner went 7 1/3 strong surrendering 2 runs (1 earned) on 9 hits, with 5 strikeouts and one walk. Jorge De La Rosa started for Colorado, walking 1, striking out 4, with 3 runs scored (2 earned) in 6 innings.

Justin Morneau quickly dashed any hopes of a repeat one-hit perfomance from Cashner with a second inning home run. The Padres answered back in their half of the inning with a home run off of the bat of Tommy Medica. The Padres took the lead for good in the 5th inning, in a bizarre (and very Padres) series of events: bunt single by Alexi Amarista, sac bunt by Cashner, Everth Cabrera single via a chopper off of the plate, and Amarista scoring on a wild pitch. Chris Denorfia followed with a double, plating Cabrera for a 3-1 lead.

In the seventh, Denorfia drove in another run to put the Friars up by 3. Colorado scored once more in the following half inning, but that was it for the night.

Nolan Arenado put on a defensive clinic, making a couple of extremely fine plays at third base. The most impressive stealing a sure double down the line from Xavier Nady and gunning him down at first. It’s not only the glove work that’s impressive, but it’s the relative easy with which he executes. It’s fun to watch baseball that looks so pretty.

Notes: Chase Headley was given the night off with a reported biceps strain.

The Padres and Rockies finish up this 4-game series at Petco Park with some day baseball. The 3:40 P.M. start sees Franklin Morales (0-1, 6.39 ERA) take the hill for the Rockies against San Diego’s Ian Kennedy (1-2, 4.24 ERA).

Recaps

Cashner works into 8th of commanding win – Corey Brock (MLB.com)

Cashner good enough to top Rockies – Jeff Sanders (UT San Diego)

Fangraphs Box Score

Brooks Baseball Strikezone Maps

Quotes

“There’s no doubt that he’s going to be talked about moving forward because of what he’s done at the start of the season and the end of last season. There’s going to be no secrets. They are going to pull out all stops to stop this guy and he has to make adjustments back as he moves forward. Right now he’s doing a great job.” – Buddy Black, Padres manager on Andrew Cashner

Tweets

Video

Morneau’s solo shot puts Rockies ahead early

Medica’s first homer of the year evens score

Rockies turn around-the-horn double play

Photos

 

Medibomb (GIFofRAK)

Medibomb (GIFofRAK)

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