While You Were Drinking: Game 128 (SD vs CHC)

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.

Edinson Volquez sank to a new low last night, lasting only 2/3 of an inning while surrendering 6 runs (5 earned) before he recorded a single out. It was so bad, in fact, the Padres designated him for assignment today and called up Brad Brach to take his space on the roster.

Luckily for us, last night Tim StaufferJedd Gyorko and Will Venable came through in the clutch. Stauffer relieved Volquez and pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Gyorko had 2 home runs & Venable had one of his own, to lead the Padres to a 8-6 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Tonight, it’s Eric Stults against Jeff Samardzija at 5:40 pm PDT.

I have yet to confirm this, but Left Coast Bias, who normally does these for Friday games, may still be hungover and/or passed out after witnessing Volquez’ “performance” last night. And I don’t even know if he was watching the game! It was just that bad.

Recaps

Padres erase six-run deficit in win vs. Cubs – Tim Powers (MLB.com)

Homers by Venable, Gyorko pace Padres – Bill Center (UT San Diego)

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 “The breaking ball was the key, or the negative key, if you want to look at it that way. He had three hits off of breaking balls that were intended to be down and in. He got down underneath them, and he just hung them. It just wasn’t happening for him. His stuff was fine. He couldn’t string a couple good pitches together.”
Bud Black, on Volquez shitting the bed. (Powers)

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The Cubs get off to a scorching start in the first as seven batters combine to plate six runs before making an out.

Jedd Gyorko launches a three-run home run off Edwin Jackson to cut the Cubs’ lead in half in the fourth inning.

Gyorko sets a rookie franchise record with his 16th home run of the season in his first career game with multiple homers.

Will Venable unloads on a James Russell pitch, sending a solo shot to right to give the Padres a 7-6 lead in the seventh.

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  • Turned it on at 6-3 and watched the rest. Enjoyed that comeback very much.