Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (41-53) lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers (53-43) in the bottom of the ninth with a sacrifice fly for a final score of 1-0. Ian Kennedy pitched arguably his best game this season, going eight innings while giving up just three hits and four walks with eight strikeouts. Paul Maholm also pitched a gem, going six innings for the Dodgers with only two hits, no walks, and four strikeouts.
Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth inning and loaded the bases on one hit and two walks. A.J. Ellis came up with one out and hit the game-winning sacrifice fly to right field to score Adrian Gonzalez and end the game.
Kennedy’s gem goes unsupported against Dodgers (Corey Brock – MLB.com)
Padres fumble Ian Kennedy’s gem (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)
Ellis’ walk-off, Maholm’s gem put LA back in first (Ken Gurnick – MLB.com)
Dodgers beat Padres to take a one-game lead over Giants in N.L. West (Vincent Bonsignore – Los Angeles Daily News)
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) July 13, 2014
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) July 13, 2014
Paul Maholm has retired all 9 batters and struck out 3. He's been garbage this year, so hopefully this turns around quick. #PPLive
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) July 13, 2014
— Darren Smith (@DSmithShow) July 13, 2014
So the ump misses two pitches, then tosses Puig for noting that very thing. I'm sure all the fans who paid to see the ump will be thrilled.
— Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) July 13, 2014
Quentin with a terrible swing. All arms. #Padres are stuck with him for another season?? Trade him for a bag of balls.
— Ted Mendenhall II (@TedMendenhall) July 13, 2014
That was a lot of unnecessary running for Carlos Quentin.
— Oscar (@haha1721) July 13, 2014
Obviously this Padres team needs to trade away its best hitter. (I kid because I care)
— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) July 13, 2014
Are we really getting a report about the bubble machine?
— Alex Montoya (@AlexMontoya619) July 13, 2014
I'll never understand the running lane. First base is not in the lane. Shouldn't you be running to the base?
— Jesse Agler (@jesseagler) July 13, 2014
@FOXSportsSD keep pitch tracker up 100% of the time, plz
— Kurt Bevacqua (@KurtBevacqua) July 13, 2014
Is this going to be the typical case of Bud leaving his starter in to face one too many batters?
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) July 13, 2014
— David Bataller (@DBataller) July 13, 2014
Venable, Amarista, Falu is one impressive trio of hitters in the 8th inning of a tie game.
— SingingFriar (@singingfriar) July 13, 2014
— Sac Bunt Chris (@SacBuntChris) July 13, 2014
Pitching staff beard game is strong… #Padres
— Bring Back The Brown (@backthebrownSD) July 13, 2014
I'm keeping the faith that second base still is not scoring position for Adrian Gonzalez.
— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) July 13, 2014
Padres hold #dogers to almost zero, only score zero
— Vedder Cup (@VedderCup) July 13, 2014