While You Were Drinking: Game 133 (SD vs AZ)

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 defeated the Diamondback 5-1 last night, with Robbie Erlin coming up from AAA Tucson to make the start in place of new Dodgers punching bag Edinson Volquez.  Erlin pitched six innings, allowing just one run on six hits with two K’s.

Will Venable continues to tear the cover off of the ball, hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning, immediately followed by Jesus Guzman‘s solo blast.

The Padres are off today. They travel to Los Angeles to play three games against the Dodgers starting Friday. Eric Stults is scheduled to face Hyun-Jin Ryu on Friday. Andrew Cashner faces Chris Capuano on Saturday. And Tyson Ross gets Zack Greinke on Sunday.

(Rumor has it that Volquez could take Capuano’s spot in the rotation, so this all is subject to change.)

Recaps

Erlin rolls through six innings to win in return – Corey Brock (MLB.com)

Venable, Guzman bats power Erlin to win – Bill Center (UT San Diego)

Quote

“I’m really trying to keep it simple; throw strikes with four pitches. But it comes down to executing. Executing [pitches] gets outs.”
Robbie Erlin (Brock)

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Pictures

San Diego Padres’ Will Venable connects for a 2-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

San Diego Padres’ Will Venable (25) celebrates his 2-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammate Chris Denorfia, as Diamondbacks’ Wil Nieves, right, looks away during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Video

Robbie Erlin tosses six solid frames against the D-backs, allowing just one run on six hits while recording two strikeouts.

Will Venable launches a two-run homer into the right-field seats, extending the Padres’ lead to 4-1 in the top of the eighth inning.

Chris Denorfia ranges deep into left field and makes a great leaping grab on Adam Eaton‘s fly ball to seal the Padres’ 5-1 victory.

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