While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 27 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Then you find out that Jedd Gyorko‘s wife went into labor, placing Gyorko on paternity leave for the birth of his twin boys. Which means the starting lineup is all kinds of bad…on paper. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (13-14) defeated the first place San Francisco Giants (15-11) last night by a score of 6-4.

Tyson Ross (3-3) started for the Friars and pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs (all earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts for the win. Madison Bumgarner (2-3) took the loss for the Giants after struggling through 5 innings of 5 run (4 earned) baseball on 7 hits and 4 walks with 5 strikeouts. Huston Street pitched a perfect 9th for his 10th save of the season.

Brandon Hicks had a solo home run to left center off of Ross. Rene Rivera had 5 RBI for the Padres, the most by a Padres catcher since Ramón Hernández had 7 against the Giants on September 7, 2005, thanks to a 2-run double in the 3rd inning and a 3-run home run in the 5th inning. Will Venable scored an insurance run in the 9th on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Alexi Amarista.

Tonight, the Padres send Eric Stults to the mound against the Giants’ Matt Cain at 7:15 pm PDT in San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

Recaps

Rivera’s career game leads Padres to victory – Alex Espinoza (MLB.com)

Rivera, Padres stun Giants in opener – Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Rivera drives in career-high 5 runs, lifts Padres (Associated Press)

MLB Box Score

Quotes

“I think this year I’m toning it down a little bit with two strikes. Just not trying to do too much and put the barrel on the ball. Really, just making sure that I give myself a good chance to put the ball in play and hopefully good things will happen.”
Chris Denorfia, on his apparent success hitting with two strikes this season (Espinoza)

Tweets

Video

The Giants challenge a safe call at first base in the 3rd inning and after review, the call is overturned and the runner is out.

Padres challenge an out call at first base in the 4th inning and after review, the call is overturned and the runner is safe.

Rene Rivera knocks a first-pitch double down the third-base line to score two runs and put the Padres ahead early.

Rene Rivera hits a deep fly ball over the left-center wall for a three-run homer and to give the Padres the lead.

With Alexi Amarista at bat, Will Venable scores an insurance run on a fielder’s choice.

Photos

San Diego Padres second baseman Alexi Amarista, left, turns a double play over San Francisco Giants’ Angel Pagan (16) on a ground ball from Hunter Pence during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Diego Padres’ Rene Rivera watches his two-run double against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Diego Padres’ Rene Rivera (44) is greeted at the plate by teammates Alexi Amarista, center left, and Tommy Medica, right, after Rivera’s three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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