While You Were Drinking: Game 147 (SD vs ATL)

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.

Will Venable and Chris Denorfia made outstanding defensive plays in the outfield. And in the ninth inning Chase Headley hit his second solo home run in as many nights.

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?*

Today at 10:35am PDT Burch Smith tries to get the Padres a fifth win out of six games versus the Braves against Julio Teheran.

*Turn on your sarcasm detector.

Recaps

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)

Quote

“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)

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Pictures

Elliot Johnson had a bad day.

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First, Will Venable did this…

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…then, a little while later, Chris Denorfia did this.

Video

Will Venable races into the gap and lays out to make a spectacular diving catch, robbing Elliot Johnson of a base hit in the first inning.

Chris Denorfia fields a single in right field and delivers a strike home to nab Elliot Johnson at the plate to end the fifth inning.

Chase Headley crushes a solo home run off Craig Kimbrel to get the Padres within one run in the ninth inning.

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