While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 58 (PIT vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  Then the game takes four hours and four minutes to complete nine innings, a Padres’ record for a home game.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (26-32) lost a snoozer of a game last night to the Pittsburgh Pirates (27-30) by a score of 10-3.  Tim Stauffer (2-2, 4.73) had his second bad game in a row as a starter, giving up 2 runs in 2 2/3 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts.  Meanwhile, Pirates’ starter Charlie Morton (2-7, 3.31) had a no-hitter until the fifth inning, when Alexi Amarista broke it up with a leadoff single.

The Padres’ seven pitchers threw a total of 249 pitches, a new Padres record for a nine-inning game.  There were 6 batters hit by pitches, 3 per team, another Padres record.  Both teams combined to leave 27 men on base.  It was just a long night of bad baseball all around.

Tonight the Friars will send out rookie Jesse Hahn to make his Major League debut against the Bucs and Gerrit Cole (5-3, 3.80) at 7:10 pm PDT.  It’s Taco Tuesday, so we’ve got that going for us.  Which is nice.


Padres stumble out of gate against Pirates (Will Laws – MLB.com)

Stauffer exits early again in loss to Pirates (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Mercer leads Pirates’ plunder in San Diego (Tom Singer – MLB.com)

Pirates’ offense breaks out to support Morton in 10-3 win over Padres (Bill Brink – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB.com Box Score


“Our fans, our pitching staff, our players aren’t used to this type of pitching. We didn’t throw strikes, we were behind in the count. We threw a lot of pitches, we threw a lot of balls.”
Bud Black (Laws)



Headley’s inning-ending DP

Cabrera’s RBI double

Smith’s RBI single

Alonso’s RBI groundout


San Diego Padres’ starter Tim Stauffer races off the mound after being removed by manager Bud Black during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, June 2, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres’ Everth Cabrera, right, high fives his way through the dugout after scoring on a base hit by Seth Smith during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, June 2, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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