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.
The Padres lost 3-0, as the offense died a slow death against Ivan Nova. Tyson Ross pitched well enough to win, allowing only 2 runs on just 3 hits with a career high 9 strikeouts in 6 innings. Just so happened that one of those 3 hits was a 2-run home run by Curtis Granderson.
In other news, the Padres signed veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno to a minor league deal and assigned him to Class A Lake Elsinore. Cedeno is expected to provide organizational depth at the infield positions if and when Everth Cabrera is suspended for his involvement with Biogenesis.
Ross’ early brilliance turns into defeat vs. Yanks – Corey Brock (MLB.com)
Granderson HR beats Ross, Padres – Bill Center (UT San Diego)
GRANDERSON, NOVA LEAD YANKS TO 3-0 WIN OVER PADRES – Bernie Wilson (Associated Press)
“I think from Josh’s standpoint that we have to make sure that we’re covered. I think I’ve heard other managers echo this and other GMs. We don’t know for sure really what’s going to happen. But in case that happens, by the signing of Cedeno that gives us some coverage at shortstop if needed.”
Bud Black, on signing of Ronny Cedeno (Wilson)
— Chase Parker (@chaseparker22) August 3, 2013
planes should not be dedicated to relief pitchers #PPLive
— Greg Weeks (@GregWeeksUNCC) August 4, 2013
Good God, imagine if Ross can do this consistently. #padres
— John Gennaro (@john_gennaro) August 4, 2013
Padres need to get a high-def video board
— Kevin Kernan (@WheresKernan) August 4, 2013
Lyle Overbay will get the only hit of the game, because Padres. #PPLive
— Vocal Minority (@VocalMinoritySD) August 4, 2013
And that's why amarista shouldn't play CF #pplive
— David Francis (@Davidfrancis95) August 4, 2013
— Beau Gray (@beautown) August 4, 2013