Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after Easter morning brunch when you pass the time waiting for the game to begin by jamming Cadbury Eggs and Peeps into your mouth. Ooooooh, the rush. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were eating candy (and drinking).
The Padres (9-10) were oh so close to sweeping the Giants and going over .500 for the first time since Opening Day but it was not to be. Young lefty Robbie Erlin got off to a slow start giving up four quick runs and the Padres offense never fully solved the riddle that is Tim Lincecum. Do they ever? The Padres tried to make a game of it when Chase Headley cleared the bases with a double but the final run was negated when replay negated Xavier Nady‘s run. Nick Hundley later hit a HR to inch the Padres closer but 4-3 is what the scoreboard read when it was all said and done.
The Padres are on the road today beginning a series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Andrew Cashner faces Wily Peralta at 5:10 PM today as the Padres begin a road series that will take them to Milwaukee, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.
Erlin settles after early struggles, but Padres lose (Tim Powers – mlb.com)
Giants take finale 4-3 (Chris Jenkins U-T San Diego)
Bud Black on the replay reversal at home plate that took a run off the board:
“It would’ve been nice, but that’s baseball,” he said. “Would’ve been nice, obviously, to get the run, but like I’ve said, we are seeing a new era right before our eyes with replay. I didn’t run in to look at the replay or anything like that. From my vantage point, it looked like a good call. I thought he was safe.” (Tim Powers – mlb.com)
A's nail Jose Altuve trying to steal third, leaving #Padres as the only team not to catch a would-be thief in 2014.
— Geoff Young (@ducksnorts) April 20, 2014
First game the Padres played where replay played a big role in the outcome of the game. Took away a run and an RBI chance in a 1-run game.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) April 20, 2014
Maybe Headley couldn't hit for Lent. #Easter
— Craig Medeiros (@craigmedy) April 20, 2014
Mariners got swept. Losers.
— Jeremy Nash (@Jeremy_Nash) April 20, 2014
— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) April 20, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) April 20, 2014
Bud Black discusses the game. He does not say,
“That’s baseball.” Wait. Yes he did.
Everth Cabrera. He’s fun.