Sometimes one gets a little distracted on a National Holiday. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking, barbequing, and otherwise toasting those who risked hanging for High Treason to establish these United States.
Boston completed sweeping San Diego right out of town, winning 8-2 before most of us fired up the barbeque. Starter Eric Stults didn’t get out of the fourth inning, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits. It was his shortest outing in over two months (since April 27 against SF). But hey at least we doubled our runs scored total for the series. Red Sox Rookie Allen Webster got his first Major League win.
The Padres have lost six straight on this road trip. They’ve also fallen six games under .500 (40-46) and tumbled into a last-place tie with San Francisco in the NL West. Still, they’re only 4.5 games off the pace. And, Everth Cabrera returns to action tomorrow night in Washington DC. All is not lost.
Offense remains in funk as losing skid hits six – Corey Brock (mlb.com)
Padres swept by Sox, regain Cabrera – Chris Jenkins (SDUT)
Two up, Two down: Red Sox 8, Padres 2 – Jeff Sanders (SDUT)
“It’s just the timely hitting,” said catcher Nick Hundley. “When we were on a roll before, we were getting the big hits, the three-run homers. We’ve got get back to doing that, getting the two-run doubles and the two-out hits.”
I LOVE watching baseball in my pajamas while not having brushed my teeth and debating when it would be appropriate to open a beer! #PPLive
— Avenging Jack Murphy (@AvengingJM) July 4, 2013
— The Abbot Costello (@DancingFriar) July 4, 2013
The Padres are losing, but they're doing so in HISTORIC FENWAY PARK. *faints* #PPLive
— Vocal Minority (@VocalMinoritySD) July 4, 2013
— Nathan Z (@Taterz1021) July 4, 2013