Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a day and night drinking at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
Edinson Volquez worked an efficient 5 innings on 77 pitches, allowing two runs on four hits. He then threw 29 pitches in the sixth and left a mess which, fortunately, Dale Thayer cleaned up. The Padres exploded for 4 runs in the top of the seventh, highlighted by Jesus Guzman‘s 2-run shot to left, and cruised to a comfortable win.
Or at least they would have except for that horror show of a bottom of the seventh. The recently sound Padres bullpen allowed five runs and nearly gave the game away. Will Venable made a diving catch of Norichika Aoki‘s line drive to end the inning and preserve the lead. Tim Stauffer and Huston Street each threw a scoreless inning, and closed out a 10-8 Padres win. San Diego takes three of four from Milwaukee and wins their first series since sweeping Arizona in June.
The Padres head to Phoenix next on the final stop of this road trip. With the Dodgers loss to the Reds, they sit 8 back in the NL West at 46-57.
MLB/Padres: Venable’s grab helps Padres outlast Brewers (Corey Brock)
MLB/Brewers: Brewers battle back but fall short against Friars (Adam McCalvy)
SDUT: Venable’s amazing catch preserves Padres win (Bill Center)
SDUT: Two up, two down (Dennis Lin)
“Two inches over, and I don’t make that catch,” Venable said. “That was Dave Roberts’ play. Give Dave and the guys who do our scouting reports credit. I was already shaded toward left. Dave moved me farther over.” (Center)
Day Baseball is awesome. #pplive
— PadresTrail (@PadresTrail) July 25, 2013
Nothing enhances your trade value like coughing up homers to Yuniesky Betancourt.
— Geoff Young (@ducksnorts) July 25, 2013
Thayer battling Gindl sounds like a fantasy novel #PPLive
— Greg Weeks (@GregWeeksUNCC) July 25, 2013
Alright Venable! Finally, this game is ov– What? That was just the end of the 7th inning? Son of a b– #PPLive
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) July 25, 2013
That win was so exhausting
— John (@Friar_Faithful) July 25, 2013
Jesus Guzman’s two-run exclamation point in the seventh, which turned out to be the winning margin.
Venable’s latest full extension catch.
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