While You Were Drinking: Game 123 (SD vs NYM)

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.

Saturday’s game wasn’t looking too good for Padres fans. Not only was Edinson Volquez starting, but Chase Headley was getting a day offLogan Forsythe started at third base for Headley.

New dad Nick Hundley was activated from the paternity leave list and — at least for one night — all of us forgot how much he sucks.*

Led by Hundley’s two-run home run and Jedd Gyorko‘s “Gyorking it in San Diego” in the eighth, the Padres beat the Mets by a score of 8-2 on Padres Flip-Flop Night.

Tomorrow’s  match matches Eric Stults with Matt Harvey at 1:10 pm PDT. Here’s hoping the Padres can split the 4-game series.

*Turn on your sarcasm detector.


Padres’ new padre Hundley helps derail Mets – Tim Powers (MLB.com)

Hundley, Gyorko HRs power Padres, 8-2 – Bill Center (UT San Diego)


“He hasn’t had many days off, so it’s good to get him some rest, physically and mentally. The last five or six games, he has been going at it pretty hard both ways. Sometimes it’s good for a guy not to start a game, to rest part of a game. I told him last night.”
Bud Black on Chase Headley getting the night off. (Powers)



Nick Hundley

San Diego Padres’ Nick Hundley, center left, is greeted by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Mets during the fourth inning in a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in San Diego.
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Edinson Volquez

Is that a slight curve in the bill of Edinson Volquez‘ cap? Must be an optical illusion.
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Tiny bubbles…
(via Drawn to MLB)


Chris Denorfia brings home Will Venable with a single to right field, putting the Padres on the board in the bottom of the first.

Nick Hundley launches a two-run homer off David Aardsma, giving the Padres a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Alexi Amarista lines a single to center field to bring home Will Venable, giving the Padres a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth.

Jedd Gyorko belts a three-run homer to left field off Carlos Torres, extending the Padres lead to 8-2 in the bottom of the eighth.

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