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 dropped a close one to the Atlanta Braves, 2-1. Robbie Erlin pitched alright, giving up just 2 runs on 8 hits and a walk over 6 innings. But Kris Medlen pitched better, shutting the Padres out for 7 1/3 innings with 4 hits and 2 walks.
But never mind that s**t. In the least surprising news department, Mark Kotsay announced his retirement, effective at the end of the season. How will the Padres replace the veteran leadership that a player of Kotsay’s stature brings?*
*Turn on your sarcasm detector.
Erlin outdueled by Medlen as Braves edge Padres – Corey Brock (MLB.com)
Padres lose 2-1; Kotsay to retire – Bill Center (UT San Diego)
Box Score (MLB.com)
“I know this is a good time physically and mentally for me to retire . . .these are my last games as a player.”
Mark Kotsay (Center)
Elliot Johnson is just having a bad day.
— Jodi (Jodes) Paranal (@jodes0405) September 15, 2013
— Chase Parker (@chaseparker22) September 15, 2013
Elliot Johnson had a bad day.