While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 50 (CHC vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  Then your scientific theory that “brown = offense” gets blown out the water by a Cubs’ pitcher not named Edwin Jackson.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (22-28) were defeated by the Chicago Cubs (18-29) last night, 3-2.  If not for Carlos Quentin‘s 2-run pinch hit home run — his second PH homer of the season — it would have likely been a shutout.  Travis Wood (5-4, 4.35) pitched 7 1/3 innings, shutting down the Friars’ offense until Quentin came up to bat for Alex Torres in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Billy Buckner (0-1, 4.76) — who was added to the roster to replace Robbie Erlin — pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 4 walks with 4 strikeouts.  One of those hits was a solo home run by Cubs’ third baseman Luis Valbuena, which knocked Buckner out of the game.

This afternoon at 1:10 pm PDT, the Padres and Cubs wrap up the series.  Ian Kennedy (2-6, 3.79) takes the mound for the Padres against the Cubs and Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.91).  The first 25,000 in attendance get a pair of Padres brown Knockaround Fort Knocks sunglasses.


Buckner solid in spot start, but Wood dominates (Corey Brock – MLB.com)

Quentin’s PH blast not enough in defeat (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Quentin’s HR only highlight in Padres’ loss (Bernie Wilson – Associated Press)

Wood tosses gem, taking shutout into the eighth (Bill Center – MLB.com)

Cubs hold on for 3-2 win over Padres (Mark Gonzales – Chicago Tribune)

MLB.com Box Score


“That was a big one. He’s a dynamic offensive player. And that’s one of the hardest things to do [pinch-hit]. He’s done it twice in the last week.”
Bud Black on Carlos Quentin‘s pinch-hit home run (Brock)

“I did all right. I was able to settle into a rhythm early on, then I got myself into some trouble.”
Billy Buckner (Wilson)

“Guys are being loose. That’s it. During the season, you’re going to have good times and bad times. And we’re obviously rolling a bit. And it’s nice because we’re working hard, and it’s nice to win the close games and we just got to keep continue doing it and having fun. We’re just winning games, so no matter what, everyone is happier. The feeling we have now we need to have every day.”
Anthony Rizzo (Gonzales)



Padres salute first responders.

Maybin’s sliding catch.

Vendor catches foul ball.

Quentin’s two-run shot, with epic bat flip.


Black on Buckner’s outing.


San Diego Padres’ Cameron Maybin, right, runs past Chris Denorfia, left, as he catches a fly ball by Chicago Cubs’ Junior Lake in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, May 24, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Sean M. Haffey)

San Diego Padres’ Carlos Quentin watches his two-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, May 24, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Sean M. Haffey)

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