While You Were Drinking: Game 107 (SD vs. CIN)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

“Sometimes you eat the Norf. And sometimes the Norf eats you.” ~ Sam Elliot (The Big Lebowski)

Last night, everyone in San Diego echoed that same sentiment. The series opener moved along at a leisurely pace until the ninth inning when Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati’s fire-balling closer, entered the game to preserve a 1-0 win for Fallbrook’s Mike Leake. It wouldn’t be that easy for Chapman. Yonder Alonso put together a fantastic AB that manifested itself in a lead-off walk and then pinch hitter Chris Denorfia stepped to the plate. Norf took the first pitch he saw and deposited it over the CF wall for a 2-1 walk-off win.

The Padres improved to 49-58, 1.5 games ahead of last place San Francisco and 8.5 games behind division leading Los Angeles.

Tonight at 7:10 pm, in a battle of pitchers once traded for one another, Edinson Volquez squares off with the Reds’ Mat Latos.

Recaps

Denorfia’s walk-off homer rescues Padres – Jamal Collier (mlb.com)

Two up, two down: Padres 2, Reds 1 – Dennis Lin (U-T)

Quote

Chris Denorfia:

“I hit the ball and I run. About halfway to first I realized it had a shot, but especially in this ballpark you never bank on a ball getting out of here.” [Collier]

Tweets

That was a lot of MSM Norfing!

Picture

Aroldis Chapman watches Chris Denorfia’s bomb fly, far, far, away.

Norf walk-off

And then the celebration . . .

norf-celebration

Video

Mark Kotsay made a nice play and then threw out Joey Votto at second base ensuring another start in LF at some point this week.

Will Venable robbed Jay Bruce of a HR with a leaping grab at the wall in the 3rd inning.

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Norf.

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  • Now with a s**tload of Norf!

  • Chapman last night:

    99 MPH (foul)
    Slider (ball)
    Slider (ball)
    100 (foul)
    102 (ball)
    100 (ball) – walk
    98 lands 423′ away.

    Beautiful.