Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Then rain in the nation’s capitol leads to the start of the game being delayed. Which leads to more drinking. Which leads to more fuzziness. Which leads to more drinking. And so on. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (11-13) got their butts handed to them by the Washington Nationals (13-11) and Stephen Strasburg last night by a score of 11-1, the most lopsided loss so far this season. And it wasn’t even that close. Nick Hundley hit a RBI single in the 8th inning to plate Jedd Gyorko for the Padres’ only run.

Given the fact that the Friars used a lot of players in the 12-inning game the night before, Robbie Erlin lasted 5 1/3 innings the hard way, surrendering 8 runs — all earned — on 13 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts.

The only other highlights of this game were the Major League debuts of Kevin Quackenbush and Jace Peterson, who both came into the game in 6th inning as part of a double-switch. Peterson later got his first big league hit in his first at-bat on the first pitch he saw in the 7th inning. And his parents were there in Washington, D.C. to witness it all. Which is nice.

This morning we get some breakfast baseball [RIP Tom Garfinkel’s Breakfasttown] as Andrew Cashner takes the mound against the Nationals’ Tanner Roark at 10:05 am PDT at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.


Erlin struggles as Padres routed in Washington – Corey Brock (

Padres crushed, 11-1, by Nationals – Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

MLB Box Score


“All of my [San Antonio] teammates were just as excited as I was.”
Jace Peterson on learning of his promotion to the Padres (Brock)

“It’s still all a little shocking.”
Kevin Quackenbush on his promotion to the Padres. (Brock)



Alexi Amarista scoops a ground ball and fires to first base for the out on a bang-bang play.
[Note the short title: “Amarista’s strong arm.” Seriously. It actually says that.]

TOOTBLAN, Nick Hundley.

Nick Hundley drills an RBI single to left field and cuts the Padres’ deficit to 10-1.


TOOTBLAN, Nick Hundley.

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) picks off San Diego Padres’ Nick Hundley, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Predicting Fox Sports San Diego’s “Keys to the Game”
Today’s (4/26/2014) Game

  • Throw strikes (Includes “Throw first strikes” or “Get ahead in count early”)
  • Score runs/first/often
  • Attack Roark (aka “Get to Nationals’ bullpen early”)

You are encouraged to comment using an exisitng Twitter, Facebook, or Google account. Upvote comments you find helpful, and only downvote comments that do not belong. The downvote is not a 'disagree' button.