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.
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)
— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) May 1, 2014
— Chase Parker (@chaseparker22) May 1, 2014
Man, Dick Enberg is boring.
— Mark D. (@RealMarkD) May 1, 2014
"He seemed real normal, just kept to himself." -Absolutely no one, when Dale Thayer is discovered to be a murderer pic.twitter.com/uH6Jyk9vdc
— Productive Outs (@ProductiveOuts) May 1, 2014
Better question: Yonder HR or CQ's RETURN to the DL? RT @haha1721: What happens first: Quentin returning or Yonder homering?
— AJM (@AvengingJM) May 1, 2014
Alonso should change his number to 43 #PPLive
— Tee Oh Emm (@TeeOhEmm) May 1, 2014
Yonder Alonso does not have a hit tonight, or in the last week. #PPLive
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) May 1, 2014
Remember this? At what point do they realize that what is happening on the baseball field isn't working for pt. 1? pic.twitter.com/AVLSG4aiiT
— B. Cline (@bcline760) May 1, 2014