While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 20 (SD at MIL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially when you filled up on brats and watched Field of Dreams on repeat all day in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (9-11) dropped the first game of their 10-game road trip to the Milwaukee Brewers (15-5) by a score of 4-3 last night. Andrew Cashner got hit early but more or less settled down after the 3rd inning, going 6 innings with 4 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts. But the offense continued to sputter, going just 1 for 10 with RISP against Wily Peralta, who pitched 6 1/3 innings with 2 runs on 6 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts.

Yonder Alonso had the one hit with RISP, getting an RBI single in the 4th to score Seth Smith. Chris Denorfia hit a home run in the 7th inning to get the Friars within 1 run, but that was all they could manage.

One positive to take away from this game was that the Padres finally threw out a baserunner attempting a steal, when Ryan Braun was caught by Rene Rivera. So that’s something.

This evening at 5:10 pm PDT, Ian Kennedy tries to win his second game of the season while facing the Brew Crew and the undefeated Yovani Gallardo. And, yes, I’m trying to preemptively jinx Gallardo.

Recaps

Brewers get the best of uneven Cashner – Corey Brock (MLB.com)

Cashner struggles, Padres offense fizzles – Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

MLB Box Score

Quotes

“Cameron has played enough games to where he should be feeling comfortable, back playing regularly, should have confidence in his biceps, should have confidence in his swing and his play. The last couple of days in Triple-A, he’s shown that. That does lead me to believe he’s getting closer to San Diego.”
Bud Black on plan to have Cameron Maybin come off the DL and  join the Padres during current road trip (Brock)

Tweets

Video

Will Venable tracks down a deep shot in center field off the bat of Ryan Braun and makes an excellent leaping catch to steal a hit.

Yonder Alonso singles to left field, scoring Seth Smith and putting the Padres on the board.

Chris Denorfia lines a solo home run to right field, bringing the Padres within one run of the Brewers.

Photos

San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable makes a leaping catch at the wall on a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, April 21, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Milwaukee Brewers’ Scooter Gennett hits San Diego Padres’ Yonder Alonso with the ball as he tries to turn a double play on a ball hit by Chris Denorfia during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 21, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Milwaukee Brewers’ Jean Segura is tagged out by San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley as he tries to score from third during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 21, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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  • shaynes41

    I feel like all 2B should be named Scooter…

  • Lonnie Brownell

    If you read the game recap, you’ll think the score was 4-2, because only two Padres runs are described.

    The missing run happened in the 4th when Norf grounded into what was almost an inning-ending double play, but his space-time bending Norfiness caused the Braves 2nd baseman to commit a throwing error to 1st, allowing Headley to score (but he only scored the one run, another reminder that he is The Problem).

    • Yeah, there wasn’t any video highlight (not everything Norf is highlight-worthy, apparently) so I forgot to put that in there.

      • Lonnie Brownell

        And that’s also probably because it wasn’t really Norfiness that got it done, it was Alonso popping up from his slide that caused the throw to go off. Then again…maybe Norf willed him to do that…