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.
As the Padres came off of a walk-off win on Sunday afternoon at home the Pirates were dropping a game to the D-Backs in 16 innings in Pittsburgh. Many thought that the Padres had the upper-hand going into last night’s game against the Buckos but to think such a thing is to ignore the old adage that you’re only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher. And last night the Pirates’ Francisco Liriano was good. The lefty struck-out 13, en route to a 3-1 victory, as his slider and change-up induced flailing swings from one Padre after another. Pirate relievers struck out 4 more batters for good measure to finish the game with 17 Ks. Yes. 17.
Andrew Cashner pitched alright but there’s little one can do when your offense is so utterly confused.
Tyson Ross tries to right the ship tonight for the Padres (56-69) while AJ Burnett tries to keep the tide rolling for Pittsburgh. First pitch: 7:10 pm.
Lack of support costs Cashner in duel – AJ Cassavell (mlb.com)
“I was throwing my fastball in and out for strikes, so that made my breaking pitches easier to throw,” Liriano said. “I could throw any pitch at any time. I had a lot of confidence in my pitches, and Tony [Sanchez] was blocking a lot of pitches behind the plate, so I could throw my slider at any time.” [Cassavell)
Switched FSSD back on. How old are these sayings? Wtf is a Donnybrook?
— Billy Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) August 20, 2013
What does FSSD have against dong? #PPLive
— Vocal Minority (@VocalMinoritySD) August 20, 2013
#ShowerBall. That's the name of my next blog.
— PadresTrail (@PadresTrail) August 20, 2013
"The strikeout pitch" can also be referred to as "facing the Padres".
— Oscar (@haha1721) August 20, 2013