While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 29 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Or perhaps you were watching the great game 7 matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Or not. Perhaps, though. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (13-16) were defeated by the San Francisco Giants (17-11) by a score of 3-2 last night. Robbie Erlin was hit hard early, but was able to put together an overall solid effort. 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K in a losing effort. On the other side, Tim Hudson had a fantastic outing, finally being chased after giving up a run each in the 8th and 9th (the latter of which was a Yasmani Grandal home run, the final pitch of the game for Hudson). 8.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. Sergio Romo earned the one out save on five pitches.

Hudson had everything working tonight: slider, splitter, you name it. 12 balls were put into play on splitters or sliders, all were recorded outs. The Padres weren’t doing themselves any favors by swinging early and often, keeping Hudson’s pitch count low all night. He finished with 89 pitches thrown in his 8.2 innings of work.  Yasmani Grandal had a 2-4 night, with a double and a home run.  An encouraging sign from a bat that had cooled off of late. Cameron Maybin doubled in the 8th inning and was eventually driven in by an Alexi Amarista ground out.

The Padres have a much-needed day off tomorrow, after a stretch of 20 straight games. On Friday, they return to Petco Park to host Beerfest.

And the Diamondbacks.

Oh, and it’s Cashner’s turn in the rotation.

 

Recaps

Padres get to Hudson too late in San Francisco – Alex Espinoza (MLB.com)

April Ends, Padres Remain In Deep Freeze – Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Brooks Baseball strike zone maps

Brooks Baseball PITCHf/x Tool

Fangraphs Game Graphs

MLB.com Box Score

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Video

Morse’s line-drive double plates Pence

Amarista plates Maybin with a groundout

Grandal drills a solo shot into McCovey Cove

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