Sometimes you get a little distracted when the game is during the work-day. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
While most of us were at work, at lunch, or sleeping, the Padres played the rubber game of their set with Colorado. The Rockies again scored in the first inning when Logan Forsythe couldn’t completely corral Troy Tulowitzki‘s deep fly ball. San Diego tied the game in the top of the third on a Chris Denorfia RBI single, but promptly fell behind again as Colorado pushed across two runs in the home half of the inning. San Diego cut the deficit in half in the fourth on Jesus Guzman‘s single.
Andrew Cashner retired the last 14 hitters he faced to keep the Padres in it. Dale Thayer, unfortunately, allowed an insurance run in the eighth on a ball just out of Ronny Cedeno‘s reach. The Padres actually hit .429 with RISP on the day (3 for 7) but couldn’t push any more runs across, and lost 4-2.
Other silliness on the day included a base-running gaffe large enough to get play on the MLB home page this morning, and Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa working slow enough it allowed Ted Leitner and Bob Scanlon to discuss Biogenesis, Pete Rose, Sabermetrics, the 1984 NLCS, Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and Chase Headley‘s struggles in the first 4 innings. Only one of those is made up.
With the loss San Diego falls to 54-66, 16 games back of the Dodgers. The Padres return home today to play the Mets.
Rockies edge Cashner, Padres 4-2 – Bill Center (SDUT)
Cashner effective but has little help vs Rox – Corey Brock (MLB.com)
“Not much hard contact against Cash … that was great,” [Bud] Black said. “We thought that the fastball would come into play, and today it did. He threw some low bullets and threw a number of quality sliders. He threw an outstanding game.” (Brock)
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) August 14, 2013
— Avenging Jack Murphy (@AvengingJM) August 14, 2013
Cashner will be around 130 IP after today. Wonder how many starts he has left this season. 3? #PPLive
— Geoffrey Hancock (@LeftCoastBias) August 14, 2013
I'm looking for a single word to describe this game and all I can come up with is "meh." #PPLive
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) August 14, 2013
— Chase Parker (@chaseparker22) August 14, 2013
The Good: Cashner’s solid start.
The Bad: Padres have two runners thrown out on the same play, top of the sixth inning. Aargh.