While You Were Drinking (On National TV) 2014 Game 87 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub listening to the dulcet tones of Matt Vasgersian and dreaming of a day when he would triumphantly return to the Padres to take his rightful place back from Dick Enberg in the television broadcast booth.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (39-48) had their five-game winning streak snapped on national TV last night with a 5-3 loss in ten innings to the San Francisco Giants (48-39).  Huston Street blew his first save in 24 chances when he gave up a game-tying ninth-inning home run to Michael Morse.  Brandon Belt then hit a 2-run home run off of Dale Thayer in the tenth inning to give the Giants their final lead of the evening.

Odrisamer Despaigne walked four batters as he struggled a little with his control. He allowed two hits and one run with two strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision.  Tim Hudson faced the minimum through the first five innings of his six innings, allowing three hits and one run with no walks and four strikeouts.

This afternoon Jesse Hahn takes on Tim Lincecum and the Giants in the third and final game of the series.  Gary Sinise and the Lt Dan Band are performing a post-game concert, so we can expect to see a lot of Gary Sinise during the Fox Sports San Diego broadcast.  Because those of us who aren’t able to be there want to see a lot of promotion for a concert we likely can’t see.


Bullpen falters as Padres’ winning streak ends (Will Laws – MLB.com)

Padres finally blow a late lead, fall in extras (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Homers from Morse, Belt lift Giants to late victory (Chris Haft – MLB.com)

Late homers help Giants top Padres (John Shea – sfgate.com)

MLB Box Score



Grandal nabs Belt

While being peppered with sunflower seeds and bubble gum, Ian Kennedy talks about the Padres’ great pitching staff

Smith’s sacrifice fly

Goebbert’s game-tying triple

Maybin’s go-ahead sac fly

Headley’s sliding stop

Morse’s clutch game-tying blast and World Series winning-worthy celebration


San Francisco Giants’ Michael Morse reacts to his game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Saturday, July 5, 2014, in San Diego. The Giants won 5-3 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence, right, is called out at second base after San Diego Padres’ Brooks Conrad caught a line drive by Buster Posey for the double play in the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

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