While You Were Drinking: Game 96 (SD vs SF)

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 Tim Lincecum no-hit the Padres Saturday, we fans needed a win. And, boy, did we ever get one!

The Padres treated Barry Zito like he was one of the uninvited house guests that we all consider San Francisco Giants fans to be. Zito lasted just 2+ innings in the Padres 10-1 win.

The Padres record is now 42-54. They’re 8 1/2 games back of the division leading Arizona Diamondbacks.

Now, the Padres have 4 days off for the All-Star break. Except Everth Cabrera, that is.

The 2013 All-Star Game is Tuesday, starting at 5pm PDT, from Citi Field in New York.

The Padres next game is Friday, July 19 in St Louis against the Cardinals. Jason Marquis faces Jake Westbrook at 5:15pm PDT.


Padres pound four homers to take finale from Giants – Jamal Collier (mlb.com)

Padres hit 4 homers, rout Zito, Giants, 10-1 – Bernie Wilson (Associated Press)

Stults, Padres snap four-game skid – Jeff Sanders (UT San Diego)


 “You know what gets you wins? Making pitches and getting hits. Anger doesn’t do it. Okay? Out.”
Bud Black (Fox Sports San Diego)



San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval can’t make the diving stop on a single by San Diego Padres’ Everth Cabrera in the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Sunday, July 14, 2013.
(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin crashes into the wall while trying to catch a drive by San Francisco Giants’ Guillermo Quiroz in the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Quiroz wound up with a double on the play.
(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

I know it’s not Padres-related, but this ceremonial first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game from Carly Rae Jepsen of “Call Me Maybe” infamy makes me laugh:


Hey I just saw you
At the Rays game
That pitch was awful
You should feel some shame

via The Outside Corner


Marco Scutaro made the 1st inning look a whole lot like the last 3 weeks with his RBI single.

Chris Denorfia went Norf on Zito with his solo home run in the 1st.

Nick Hundley went Norf on Zito with a solo home run in the 2nd. Then Will Venable made it back-to-back Norfs on Zito.

And Carlos Quentin went Norf with a 2-run blast in the 5th.

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  • redmeansrun

    Hi Bloggers,
    I’m a long time (since the early seventies) Padres fan from Central Texas. Last week I made my first trip to San Diego and caught three games at Petco. My wife and I caught the Stults gem against the Rockies and the thumping by the Giants on throwback night, and I saw Lincecum’s no-hitter alone.
    I wanted to address the “uninvited house guests” and “bad home loss for Zito” comments above. If you can’t fill up your stadium when the Giants or Dodgers come to town the least you can do is shout them down. This is your fortress and you have to defend it. You don’t necessarily have to fight them, but you have to stand up for yourselves. Frankly, I don’t find it funny that Pads fans are so lackadaisical, I just think it’s sad.

    We sat front row in left field for the Rockies game and there was actually fairly vocal support for the Padres except for the Rockies fans sitting next to us and behind us. The two guys on the other side of us showed up in the fourth inning but were vocal. I especially appreciated the couple who were season ticket holders and the history they filled me with.
    But for the Giants games the home support was extremely unimpressive. The Friday game we had $72 seats behind first base and most of the fans had Padres gear on but I felt like I was one of the few actually rooting for the Padres. When the Pads loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth and had a chance to get back in the game the mostly full sections around us just sat on their hands. There was no rooting at all for the home team. The few Giants fans in the area made more noise rooting for their pitcher. The fans cheered more for the Pet Bloopers on the scoreboard between innings. The unkindest cut was when a couple showed up in the sixth inning, bounced people out of their seats behind us then left in the eighth. We did see a lot of wealth in SD, but if I pay that kind of money for a seat I show up two hours early and leave as long after the game as I can.
    For the No-No I was sitting in the upper deck down the first base line. There was a good mix of Giants and Padres fans, but here again Giants fans were much more vocal. By the sixth, fans were still streaming in, and by the seventh they were streaming out. At the end I was about the only one in my area rooting for a hit against about 150 Giants fans screaming for an out. The few Padres fans left were sitting in moot silence.
    Maybe I’m just a crazy Texan yelling my fool head off, or maybe rooting for the home team is somehow passe, or maybe if I had sat through forty five years of the same type of performances I would sit with my finger up my butt. too. But somehow I think that if the fans gave a little bit more support especially in key instances in a game, maybe the team would perform better. I think if you asked the fans in St. Louis, Boston, New York, Philly or, yes, even San Francisco, that they believe they’ve lifted their team to victory in many instances.

    • First, the “bad home loss” was a tweet I happened to see that primarily referred to Zito growing up in San Diego. So, there’s that.

      Second, my “uninvited house guests” crack was just that. I don’t like it when Giants “fans” are in town and I feel like they disrespect us and our team in our own stadium.

      Third, thanks for reading!

      • redmeansrun

        Thanks for bearing with my exceedingly long comment. Yes, I caught the sarcasm in both of those quotes. I have read for some time now the bloggers now grouped on this sight (blessedly, because I had never heard of several, including yours, which I do find very informative) and commenters on the mlb.com stories bitching about the lack of support from the home fans.
        I mentioned this to a guy I know who’s from Southern Cal and spent time in Anaheim Stadium, and he said that it’s just a laid back Southern Cal approach. But for a crazy Texan finally getting to see his favorite team live it’s maddening. I’m going to root loudly for my team.

        I still stand by my point that if you guys can’t fill the park to keep the opposing fans out, then you have to find some way to shout them down. The only way they’re going to respect you is for Pad’s fans to stand up and be heard. I was the only Padre fan in my area of the stadium rooting for the Pad’s to get a hit against Lincecum late in the game and there were probably well over a hundred Giants fans rooting for each out. That’s is just sad to me. I know it is not you personally who is responsible for this but I think if all the bloggers and commenters can set an example when they attend games, and continue to discuss this, as I’ve seen you doing, maybe over time the culture will change. Also, as I said in my previous comment, there was some fairly vocal support in left field for the Rockies game I attended. So maybe there’s a start.

      • Nobody listens to me, no matter how loud I shout at them.

      • redmeansrun

        Funny. I guess I’m pretty much the same way.