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.
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)
“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)
Andrelton @Andrelton Simmons with some defense porn against Yangervis Solarte.
— Billy Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) July 28, 2014
Jason Lane's torso perspiration game is strong.
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) July 28, 2014
Jedd Gyorko is on a one-way road to Uggla Town if he doesn't command the strike zone better.
— Craig Elsten (@619sports) July 28, 2014
Alonso pops up weakly, Gyorko Ks on a slider away. The more things change…
— SingingFriar (@singingfriar) July 28, 2014
In San Diego, pitchers [should] hit fifth.
— Drew Fairservice (@DrewGROF) July 28, 2014
— Jeremy Nash (@Jeremy_Nash) July 28, 2014
Padres LH Jason Lane now at 7.1 shutout innings to start his MLB pitching career. Same Jason Lane who was an OF last decade. Cool.
— King Kaufman (@king_kaufman) July 28, 2014
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) July 28, 2014
That was perfect. Alonso hits a "double" down the line, except he's out by 7 feet at 2nd. That's how you bottom 10. #PPLive
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) July 28, 2014
Has Plantar Fascitis ever made someone faster? Asking for a brother. #Padres
— Randy Gyorko (@GooseGyorko) July 28, 2014
Also, the obvious problem with the offense today: NOT ENOUGH FRANCOEUR. #francoeurfanatics
— Padres Jagoff (@PadresJagoff) July 28, 2014
Can we trade Enberg before Thursday?
— Mickey Koke (@mickeykoke) July 28, 2014
Remember when the Padres scored a billion runs in a 3 game stretch? That was fun.
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) July 28, 2014