While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 40 (SD at CIN)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (19-21) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (17-20) by a score of 2-1 last night at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.  Chase Headley hit a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the ninth inning against hard-throwing Reds closer Aroldis Chapman for what became the winning run.

Carlos Quentin was activated from the disabled list before the game and started in left field, but only managed a walk in 4 plate appearances.  Seth Smith continued his torrid hitting with a single and a double.  Jedd Gyorko drove Smith in with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning for the Padres’ only other run.

Andrew Cashner and Mike Leake both received no-decisions after both only gave up one run.  Cashner pitched seven innings with seven hits and a walk while striking out six.  Leake lasted eight innings, striking out five with two hits and a walk.

Tonight, the Friars send out Ian Kennedy to face the Reds and Johnny Cueto in Cincinnati at 4:10 pm PDT.

Recaps

After pitchers’ duel, Headley’s homer wins it (Manny Randhawa- MLB.com)

Headley blasts winning HR against Reds (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Leake superb, but Padres take Aroldis yard (Mark Sheldon – MLB.com)

Missed opportunities rife in Reds’ loss to Padres (John Fay – Cincinnati Enquirer)

MLB.com Box Score

Quotes

“Just one pitch.  We left it a little bit up, and it really cost us the game.”
Reds’ catcher Brayan Pena on Chase Headley‘s home run (Randhawa)

“Tell San Diego we’re thinking about them.  I know there’s some big-time fires going on.  I know some people in our organization that have been affected by it, and I just want to let them know we’re thinking about them.”
Headley (Randhawa)

Tweets

Videos

Everth Cabrera charges a grounder using his bare hand and quickly throws to first to retire the speedy Billy Hamilton.

Seth Smith fields a single in right and makes a strong throw to retire Joey Votto trying to stretch a single into a double.

Yonder Alonso makes a fine diving stop and flips to first base to rob Brayan Pena of a hit.

Chase Headley launches a solo shot to deep left off Aroldis Chapman, giving the Padres a 2-1 lead in the 9th.

Photos

Brandon Phillips videobombs Ian Kennedy. (Courtesy of MLB Cut4)

Cincinnati Reds Joey Votto (19) is tagged out by San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (2) after trying to take an extra base in the first inning. (The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger)

San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera (44) chases down a foul ball by the Cincinnati Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick (48) at Great American Ball Park. (The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger)

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