Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a Labor Day afternoon hanging out at the beach, sneaking swigs of alcoholic beverages from 2-liter soda bottles in an attempt to get around the law. Allegedly. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (65-71) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (57-80) 3-1 yesterday. September callup Cory Spangenberg made his Major League debut with a start at third base, going 1-for-4 with two RBI on his lone hit in the fifth inning, which proved to be the difference in the game. And, especially considering he’s only been playing third base for about a week in the minors, he made two excellent defensive plays.
Tyson Ross (13-12, 2.60) pitched six innings with one earned run on six hits, two walks, and eight strikeouts. The D-Backs’ Trevor Cahill (3-10, 5.06) only lasted four-plus innings, giving up all three runs on five hits and six walks with five strikeouts.
Ross extends quality streak to 14 vs. D-backs (Tim Powers — MLB.com)
Spangenberg debuts, lifts Padres to win (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Spangenberg delivers in MLB debut for Padres (Bernie Wilson — Associated Press)
Cahill’s issues resurface in San Diego (Steve Gilbert — MLB.com)
Spang would a made that play. Jes' sayin'
— Billy Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) September 1, 2014
Once again, the dream dies hard and early. #padres.
— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) September 1, 2014
In San Diego, people go to the beach or the park during the day on Labor Day. THEN they might go to a ballgame.
— Craig Elsten (@619sports) September 1, 2014
Is it me, or does Spang look a lot like young Headley?
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) September 1, 2014
I would like one Giancarlo Stanton please.
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) September 1, 2014
Spangenberg looking super Kotsay-like in that beard
— Padres Prospects (@PadresProspects) September 1, 2014
Got some drunk ass bases
— Daniel (@padrefan858) September 1, 2014
Amarista rolls over for a seeing eye RBI single. Baseball is a funny game.
— Nathan Zack (@taterz1021) September 1, 2014
The bases were at full term and Amarista delivered a run. #LaborDay
— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) September 1, 2014
Fans in front of me want more bunts & constantly yells at runner at 3rd for "not dancing" & distracting the pitcher.
— RJ's Fro (@RJsFro) September 1, 2014
Spangy's having himself a game on defense.
— Jodi Paranal (@jodes0405) September 1, 2014
Spangenberg looking like he's played third base all his life. #Padres
— Jesse Agler (@jesseagler) September 1, 2014
Spangy, Spangey, Sporf? Anyone got one yet? Having trouble with this one.
— Beto Gurmilan (@BetoGurmilanT33) September 1, 2014
With a debut like this, maybe Spangenberg can be the next Riz … nah, I won't go there.
— Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) September 1, 2014
If I was cynical, I'd say Ross is less than 100%, but trying to get through the 6th to keep his, ahem, quality starts streak alive.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) September 1, 2014
Wait! Spangenberg is a white guy? Why did I always picture him as Mexican?
— SanDiegoJosh (@SanDiegoJosh) September 1, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) September 1, 2014