While You Were Drinking (O.J. and/or Coffee) 2014 Game 105 (SD at ATL)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you are working during the game that started at 9:10 am PDT.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking orange juice and/or coffee.

The Padres (46-59) were shutout by the Atlanta Braves (57-48) 2-0 at Turner Field yesterday.  Jason Lane (0-1, 0.87) was tagged with the loss despite only giving up one run in six innings on six hits and no walks with two strikeouts.  That one run came off a home run by Evan Gattis in the seventh.  Lane was called up from AAA El Paso to start for Ian Kennedy, who has a sore oblique but is expected to make his next scheduled start on Saturday.

Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.63) shut the Padres’ batters down in his eight innings.  Santana struck out a personal best eleven batters while giving up just five hits and no walks.  But he had some defensive help from Andrelton Simmons, who made a couple of great plays at shortstop.

Tonight, the Friars are back home at Petco Park to take on the St Louis Cardinals for three games.  Tyson Ross (9-10, 2.65) starts the opener tonight at 7:10 pm PDT against Lance Lynn (11-7, 3.05) on Taco Tuesday.  It’s also the Dog Days of Summer, so there will probably be more poop than usual in the Park at the Park.


Recaps

Lane’s stellar starting debut goes unrewarded (Corey Brock — MLB.com)

On historic day, Lane a tough-luck loser (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)

Santana fans 11 as Braves blank Padres in finale (Joe Morgan — MLB.com)

MLB Box Score


Quote

“It’s hard. I don’t take the time to think about how rare it is now because I’m still in the middle of it. My goal is still to play and not get caught up in the story part of it.”
Jason Lane (Brock)

“It’s tough any time you face a guy for the first time — no matter how hard he throws or soft he throws.”
Chris Johnson, Braves’ 3B on facing Lane (Morgan)


Tweets

https://twitter.com/JasonKatzMLBP/status/493813141927907331


Video

Lane unsure of single

Simmons’ barehanded play

Simmons’ diving catch


Photos

San Diego Padres’ Jason Lane delivers to the Atlanta Braves in his first outing as a Padres starting pitcher during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 28, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton watches a ball land out of play against the San Diego Padres Monday July 28, 2014. (Brant Sanderlin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Braves second baseman Phil Gosselin was there to make the tag on San Diego Padres Yonder Alonso. Alonso tested the arm of left fielder Justin Upton after hitting the ball to left field Monday, July 28, 2014, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (Brant Sanderlin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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