While You Were Drinking: Game 154 (SD vs LAD)

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

The Friars couldn’t get past the pitching of Clayton Kershaw for the first time this season, with the Dodgers winning 4-0.

Kershaw shutout the Padres over 7 innings of 3 hit baseball with 10 K’s. Burch Smith pitched 6 innings with 6 K’s, but also 5 walks and a 2-run home run by A.J. Ellis.

Tim Stauffer gave up the other 2 runs in the 7th inning with a 2-run homer run to Yasiel Puig.

This afternoon the Padres (72-82) try to take the series with the Dodgers at 1:10pm PDT with Andrew Cashner dressing Zack Greinke.

Recaps

Smith bested by Dodgers ace Kershaw – Corey Brock (MLB.com)

Kershaw blanks Padres; Puig hits long HR – Bill Center (UT San Diego)

Box Score (MLB.com)

Quote

“You’ve got to pitch your ass off when you’re facing Clayton Kershaw.”
Bud Black on Burch Smith (Fox Sports San Diego)

Tweets

Pictures

Burch Smith got his first Major League hit.

Smith-hit

And then TOOTBLAN.

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Kyle Blanks makes a halfway decent catch in foul territory.

Video

Burch Smith grounds a single through the left side against Clayton Kershaw to collect his first Major League base hit.

After receiving Mark Ellis‘ throw for the force at first, Adrian Gonzalez wheels and fires home to cut down Burch Smith at the dish.

A.J. Ellis sends Burch Smith‘s pitch over the wall in left, smacking his ninth home run to give the Dodgers a 2-0 edge.

Kyle Blanks heads into foul territory and reaches over the railing to haul in a foul ball for the out.

Yasiel Puig gets all of Tim Stauffer‘s pitch in the seventh, crushing it over the wall in center field for a two-run homer.

Brad Boxberger fans Nick Punto and Nick Hundley throws to second to complete the strike-’em-out, throw-’em-out double play, the second one after the first was ruled a foul-tip.

Jedd Gyorko cuts off a grounder headed for right field, then spins and fires to first to rob Skip Schumaker of a base hit.

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