While You Were Drinking: Game 89 (SD vs WAS)

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.

I told you yesterday that I didn’t think the Padres had a good shot of snapping this losing streak. And — while they made it a tad bit interesting later — it’s really tough to come back from a 7-1 deficit. So with the 11-7 loss to the Washington Nationals the losing streak is (currently) at nine games.

Robbie Erlin did not look good, making it through 5 only because the bullpen needed a break. And, as this tweet from Craig Elsten points out, ugh…

Stephen Strasburg did look good. But, he threw a lot of pitches (111) and was out after 6.

The Padres are back home at Petco Park until the All-Star break, with three games against the Colorado Rockies and four against the San Francisco Giants.

Tonight, Edinson Volquez will be wearing his hat at strange angles (#EVHAU) while facing Tyler Chatwood at 7:10pm PDT.


Friars finish tough trip with loss to Nationals – Corey Brock (mlb.com)

Two up, two down: Nationals 11, Padres 7 – Jeff Sanders (UT San Diego)

Padres save worst for last of trip – Chris Jenkins (UT San Diego)


 “…this was a learning experience for a rookie pitcher.”
Bud Black on Robbie Erlin’s performance. (Kelly Crull, Fox Sports San Diego)



Zimmerman's grand slam.

Zimmerman’s grand slam.

Amarista's 2-run home run.

Amarista’s 2-run home run.


Bryce Harper gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in the first with his RBI single to left.

Chase Headley ties the game with his double in the 3rd, scoring Carlos Quentin.

In the bottom of the 3rd, Ryan Zimmerman hits a Grand Slam, giving the Nationals a 5-1 lead.

And then this happened in the same inning (Anthony Rendon‘s 2-run HR). At this point, I sort of zoned out for a while.

Apparently, Alexi Amarista pulled a 2-run home run down the right field line in the 4th inning.

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