While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 38 (MIA vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub while Dick Enberg goes on and on about cycles and how the Padres have never had a player hit for the cycle and that Seth Smith is X number of hits away from hitting for the cycle.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (17-21) continued their offensive outburst from the night before, defeating the Miami Marlins (20-17) by a score of 9-3.  Seth Smith came a single away from becoming the first Padres player to ever hit for the cycle while driving in 4 runs.  Chase Headley announced his return to the lineup from the disabled list with authority with a 3-run home run.  Even Yonder Alonso drove in a run!

Eric Stults (2-3, 5.03) had some trouble early on, giving up 2 runs, but settled in to pitch six innings with 4 strikeouts on 6 hits and no walks.  The Marlins’ Nathan Eovaldi matched Stults’ run total in his no decision, but only lasted five innings having thrown 112 pitches by the time he was pulled.

This afternoon, the Friars will send out Robbie Erlin (1-4, 4.95) to the mound against the Marlins and Henderson Alvarez (2-2, 2.62) in the series finale on Mother’s Day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day at 1:10 pm PDT.  Expect to see a lot of pink equipment today.  A lot.


Smith, Headley push Padres to second straight victory (Corey Brock – MLB.com)

Headley returns with a big bang (Jeff Sanders – UT San Diego)

Marmol’s sixth-inning stumble costs Marlins (Joe Frisaro – MLB.com)

MLB.com Box Score


“I’m just trying to keep my body moving … it hasn’t been moving in a while.”
Carlos Quentin (Brock)



Seth Smith rips a ball down the right-field line, scoring a run and winding up on third with a triple.

Seth Smith sends a solo home run to right field, his third of the year, to tie the game at 2 in the 3rd inning.

Jedd Gyorko rips a ground ball into right field, scoring Everth Cabrera to give the Padres a 3-2 lead.

Chase Headley hits a three-run homer in his first game back from the disabled list to give the Padres a 6-2 lead.

Seth Smith rips a double into the gap, scoring two runs to give the Padres an 8-3 lead.


San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley gestures while fielding ground balls before playing the Miami Marlins in a baseball game on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in San Diego. Headley was reinstated Saturday, coming off the 15-day disabled list, after suffering a calf strain in April. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego Padres’ Seth Smith, right, is greeted by teammate Jedd Gyorko, left, after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the third inning of a baseball game on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

an Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera throws to second base for the force out on Miami Marlins’ Jeff Baker during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 10, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria leaps but misses the throw from the catcher as San Diego Padres’ Everth Cabrera, below, safely steals second during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 10, 2014, in San Diego. Cabrera reached third base on the throwing error. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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