While You Were Drinking: Game 144 (SD vs PHI)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres lost 4-2 to the Phillies last night in what began as a battle of solo home runs.

Newly called up 1st baseman Tommy Medica hit a bomb in his second at-bat to center field off of Cliff Lee in the fifth inning. Freddy Galvis followed up in the bottom of the same inning with one of his own.

Jedd Gyorko hit one to left field the sixth inning. Jimmy Rollins then hit one in the Phillies frame.

Eric Stults looked much better than he did the previous two starts, which is encouraging.

The Friars wrap up their season series with the Phillies tonight at 4:05pm PDT, when Tyson Ross faces Roy Halladay on the mound.


Medica homers vs. veteran Lee in MLB debut – Corey Brock (MLB.com)

Stults sharper, but still winless since All-Star break – Bill Center (UT San Diego)

Box (mlb.com)


 “It’s definitely a cool thing. You see guys on TV get their first hit and it seems like a lot of them hit home runs.”
Tommy Medica (Brock)




Tommy Medica hit the ball real hard in his second Major League at-bat.

It has nothing to do with this game, but the request to GIF this strikeout happened yesterday. So…


San Antonio’s Matt Wisler strikes out Drew Muren as the Missions fall to Corpus Christi, 2-1.


Ronny Cedeno makes a diving stop on a grounder to short, then makes a strong throw to nab Kevin Frandsen at first in the fourth.

Tommy Medica smashes a solo shot to left-center off Cliff Lee to tally the first home run of his Major League career.

Jedd Gyorko smacks a solo shot to left off Cliff Lee to give the Padres a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning.

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  • padresfansince1969

    It occurred to me that Medica was called up right before the start of the Texas League Championship Series … why? Seems like if there’s any value in playing in a minor league game, it’d be in the Championship Series … versus the value of playing the Phillies right now? I’m interested to understand …

    • Buy Josh Byrnes an iced coffee and ask him.

      • padresfansince1969

        I don’t live in SD … wish I did … and wish I could do exactly as you suggest …

    • Geoff Young

      I can think of a couple reasons:

      1. It’s a reward for Medica’s performance. Rewarding players who perform well sends a positive message to other players in the system.
      2. The big-league coaching staff can take a closer look at him, which will help in determining his potential role with the club next year.

      • padresfansince1969

        Isn’t playing in the Texas League Championship Series a reward also?

        Why detract from the reward of a callup by screwing him and his teammates from a chance at finishing their season with a championship together?

        They can still call him up after the TLCS … and get the same “closer look” …