While You Were Drinking: Game 73 (SD vs. LA)

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 returned to winning last night, with a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers in game one of a four game series. The game showcased some amazing defense as well as the newcomer, shortstop Pedro Ciriaco. Former highly ranked prospect Jaff Decker made his MLB debut and Huston Street pitched the 9th (It wasn’t a save situation but he still tried to blow it). The Padres are 37-36, 2.5 games behind first place Arizona.


Ciriaco’s big night, defensive gems lift Padres – Corey Brock (mlb.com)

Two up, two down: Padres 6, Dodgers 3 – Jeff Sanders (U-T)


“We haven’t seemed to be able to solve the Jason Marquis riddle,” said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly



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Those pictures don’t do such defensive majesty any justice. Go watch. Pedro Ciriaco hit a triple and then bombed this 2-run HR to put the game out of reach.


Watch the GIFs of those defensive plays at Gaslamp Ball and then to wider acclaim at SB Nation.

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