Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. And then Bud Black pinch-hits for Yasmani Grandal in the seventh inning with Cameron Maybin just so Maybin can not get the bunt down on the first two pitches and then fly out to shallow center on the third. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (21-25) lost last night to the visiting Minnesota Twins (22-21) by a score of 5-3. Overall, it was a game filled with questionable strategy from Bud Black and poor performances at the plate and in the field from the Friars.
Ian Kennedy (2-6, 3.79) started for the Padres, pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts, and driving in a run at the plate. Former Padre Kevin Correia (2-5, 6.52) started for Minnesota, lasting 6 innings while giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk with 6 strikeouts.
Padres offense continues to struggle in loss to Twins (Scott Miller – MLB.com)
Correia, Twins outlast Padres (Jeff Sanders – UT San Diego)
Suzuki and Parmelee both homer to lift Twins (Rhett Bollinger – MLB.com)
Correia sharp, Twins open road trip with victory over Padres (Phil Miller – Star Tribune)
Enberg said Alonso's bat came alive on the road. Alonso claimed he is in a rhythm. So I guess he is alive and shackin' …@.195
— Billy Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) May 21, 2014
Parmelee gets into Kennedy for 417 feet. Petco, of course, is not THAT big.
— Jeff Sanders (@JeffSanders_UT) May 21, 2014
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) May 21, 2014
It's possible Bud Black/Darren Balsley had a hand in the disappearance of the pitch count/speed scoreboard. Some coaches don't like it.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) May 21, 2014
If the Padres aren't going to get hits, they could at least keep this interesting by failing to get hits.
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) May 21, 2014
"Kevin Correia perfect through 4 …" is not something we should ever hear.
— AJM (@AvengingJM) May 21, 2014
I can’t wait for #BlueWeekend at Petco Park
— Rob (@ThisIsSan_Diego) May 21, 2014
That was all me #jinx
— The Pitiful Padres (@ThePitifulPadre) May 21, 2014
The Grossmonts (HS, JC) sigh in despair as Kevin Correia's dream of perfection is crushed by Chase Headley.
— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) May 21, 2014
I guess the Padres finally realized that they're facing Correia
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) May 21, 2014
— Lonnie Brownell (@lonndoggie) May 21, 2014
The Padres could easily stumble through 10 more years of mediocrity. That's the most optimistic thing I can really say about them.
— Dennis Lawson (@gr33nazn) May 21, 2014
Two wild pitches tonight for Kennedy, and both have led to runs. But Grandal needs to do a better job of containing the ricochet — on both.
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) May 21, 2014
Please, Big Padre in the Sky, can we have some runs?
— Scott (@PadresFaithful) May 21, 2014
That 7th inning was…what's the word…bad. It was bad. #PPLive
— Geoffrey Hancock (@LeftCoastBias) May 21, 2014
Can Rod Carew teach the Padres how to bunt?
— Mike Costa (@costa1360) May 21, 2014
Just finished getting the kid to bed, and I feel like I missed something good. pic.twitter.com/XbNWm9NPJp
— Woe, Doctor! (@woedoctor) May 21, 2014
I’m going to pretend I didn’t read that the Padres pinch hit Maybin for Grandal so that he could bunt. That is…unfathomable.
— Rich (@rich_roberts) May 21, 2014
I've heard that if you look up "insane" in the dictionary, there's a picture of a padres fan next to it. And they're probably in blue.
— Lisa Jordan (@LisaCeeJay) May 21, 2014
Chris Denorfia charges a sinking liner off the bat off Joe Mauer and makes a great diving catch to steal a hit and end the inning.
Kurt Suzuki hits a deep shot that goes
off Seth Smith‘s glove over the wall, allowing him to race around the bases for an inside-the-park a homer.