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.
After taking the first two of the series the Padres dropped the last two to the Dodgers. Andrew Cashner pitched a strong game and then Huston Street unraveled in the 9th. Street’s performance was so disconcerting that Left Coast Bias wrote about it, on a Sunday, no less. The Padres are back to .500 (38-38), in 4th place, and 3.5 games behind the D-Backs. The Phillies come to town for a three game set beginning Monday night. In a match-up of lefties, Eric Stults and Cliff Lee get the series started at 7:10 pm.
Homers continue to haunt Street, spoiling strong start – Jamal Collier (mlb.com)
Two up, two down: Dodgers 3, Padres 1 – Jeff Sanders (U-T)
“The pitch to Hanley was little bit off the plate, and probably a ball if he didn’t hit it,” Street said. “Good hitters like him can spoil pitches, even if they’re not over the plate.
“When you get beat at this level, most of the time, it’s lack of execution. My four losses this year, lack of execution.” [Collier]
In need of 1 run to tie the game in the 7th, Steve Skandal correctly calls Carlos Quentin’s shot (and dinner) . . .
I smell a CQ bomb!! Maybe it's just the lentils in the kitchen. #PPLive
— Steve Skandal (@SteveSkandal) June 23, 2013
Huston Street surrenders back to back homers in the 9th inning eliciting this response from Derek Togerson . . .
Why do I hear Kevin Costner from Tin Cup in my mind right now? "Give me another ball, Romeo." #PPLive
— Derek Togerson (@DerekNBCSD) June 23, 2013
Not . . . Puigfect is he?
Sorry. I’ll leave now.
You know who can field his position? Andrew Cashner. Take a look at this video.