While You Were Drinking: Game 117 (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.

The Padres lost 3-2 in in 13 innings, after stranding 15 base runners while going 1 for 17 with RISP. In short, the offense blew.

Ian Kennedy threw another gem, making only one mistake that pinch-hitter Xavier Paul turned into a 2-run home run that tied the game at 2 in the eighth inning. Kennedy allowed only 3 hits in 8 innings with 3 strikeouts & 2 walks.

But that offense…

The Padres next go to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies for 3 games. Edinson Volquez faces Jhoulys Chacin tomorrow at 5:40pm PDT. Eric Stults gets Jeff Manship Tuesday at 5:40pm PDT. And Andrew Cashner goes up against Jorge De La Rosa on Wednesday at 12:10pm PDT.

Recaps

Kennedy dominates; Padres fall on sac fly in extras – Jeremy Warnemuende (MLB.com)

Padres RISP woes grow in 13-inning loss – Bill Center (UT San Diego)

Quote

 “We didn’t get the key hit. We couldn’t advance runners. Whether our guys are trying too hard or squeezing the bats . . . we have to improve . . . we have to do a better job.”
Bud Black (Center)

Tweets

Picture

Alexi Amarista is making a bold statement:
Bring Back the Brown!

Alexi Amarista #5 of the San Diego Padres slides in safely for a stolen base at second in the 12th inning as Zack Cozart #2 of the Cincinnati Reds makes the tag at Great American Ball Park on August 11, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated San Diego 3-2 in 13 innings.
(Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

(Look very closely at that picture. Note how and where the tag is applied and where Amarista is in relation to the second base bag. The umpire blew that one. Blew it royally.)

Video

Ian Kennedy goes eight dominant innings vs. the Reds, striking out three and allowing just two runs and two walks in a no-decision.

On a pickoff play at second, the throw gets by Cesar Izturis and he obstructs Will Venable, who is awarded third on interference in the 7th inning.

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  • Tim Stoops

    I was at GABP again yesterday with a couple softball buddies. We left after the 10th inning because we were tired of being sticky. Darn humidity.

    My cool Sunday story was getting Bob Scanlan’s autograph. Backstory: I’ve managed the Padres in my dad’s Strat-O-Matic baseball league since 1995 (btw, rosters don’t match MLB rosters). In that first year, I had Scanlan on my last place team. He went 5-11 with a 5.38 ERA for me. I emailed him those stats a few years ago and he responded by saying “Sorry I couldn’t get you some more wins!” Great sport. Well I also have a website for my Padres team (because I’m a stats nerd), so I printed out 2 copies of Bob’s page from my site, framed them, gave one to Bob and asked him to autograph the other one. All via Twitter. At GABP, I could walk right into the Press Level doors and had the help of a front desk employee in getting the items back-and-forth between Bob and myself.

    I’ve included a picture of the autographed page. (Yes, my Padres are in brown and yellow. I photoshop them that way!) Next year I hope I can actually meet Scanlan, now that I know I can walk into the GABP Press Level doors!

  • Tim Stoops

    Oh, there’s one more great thing about Sunday’s game. The Reds have an amazing promotion where if their pitching staff strikes out 11 or more batters, every ticket from that game gets you a free 4-topping pizza from LaRosa’s. Extra innings and the result of the game do not matter.

    So thank you Padres for failing so frequently yesterday that it got me free pizza. You will always be my favorite team!

    • Lonnie Brownell

      Even though your (our) team loses, you are all win.