Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (29-40) lost the game and the series at Citi Field to the New York Mets yesterday, 3-1. Mets’ starter Daisuke Matsuzaka left the game after one inning with a “severe upset stomach” and the Padres’ offense could not adjust to reliever Carlos Torres.
Ian Kennedy (5-8, 3.72) took the loss after giving up all three Mets’ runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
This game had some of the worst baserunning by the Padres I have ever seen. Will Venable getting thrown out at third base on a sacrifice bunt by Everth Cabrera in the first inning. In the seventh inning, Alexi Amarista didn’t run out a liner to shortstop that was dropped. A couple of batters later, Yonder Alonso didn’t try to break up a double play at second base, instead veering off to the inside of the basepath without even touching the bag.
Padres offense falters against Mets’ bullpen (Jake Kring-Schreifels – MLB.com)
Padres let Mets off the hook, lose series (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)
Mets bullpen helps topple Padres in series finale (Tim Healey – MLB.com)
Mets bullpen does its job after stomach bug knocks out Dice-K (Zach Braziller – New York Post)
“I know it looks a little ugly on television, but no, not lack of effort at all by any of those guys.”
Bud Black, on the seventh inning baserunning by Amarista and Alonso (Lin)
Ah yes, morning coffee and baseball. Classic combination. #PPLive
— Sac Bunt Chris (@SacBuntChris) June 15, 2014
Did Mark Grant say "Rosetta Scone"?
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) June 15, 2014
3 hits in a row!!! #PPLive
— SonnyPhono (@SonnyPhono) June 15, 2014
Just heard Grant say the phrase "big, wide and swelling" during #padres broadcast – yikes!
— dave perek (@daveperek) June 15, 2014
Alexi Amarista came into game with a .198 average and doesn't run hard to first. I'd have him wherever Padres' Triple-A team is tomorrow.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 15, 2014
If you are Alexi Amarista, you cannot not run hard to first base. Ever. You don't have enough other skills to half-ass it down the line.
— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) June 15, 2014
Hey, that's bad baseball. #Padres.
— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) June 15, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) June 15, 2014