While You Were Drinking Your Breakfast 2014 Game 113 (SD at MIN)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend a morning at the pub and ask yourself what went wrong with your life that put you in a bar at 10 A.M.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (52-61) defeated the Minnesota Twins (51-61) by a score of 5-4, earning a split in the Mike Pomeranz Derby (okay, I’ll stop it). The Padres were led on offense by Yonder Alonso (3-4) and Tommy Medica (2-5, 1 RBI), but the biggest day was had by Seth Smith (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI). His home run in the 10th inning was the difference in the ballgame. Trevor Plouffe had a big day for Minnesota, going 2-4 with a home run and driving in 3 of Minnesota’s 4 runs.

Odrisamer Despaigne had another shaky outing, looking great at times and completely hittable at others. He gave up 4 runs through 5.2 IP. Everth Cabrera drove in the tying run via sac fly in the top of the 9th, plating Alonso. Alexi Amarista made one of the best Padres defensive plays of the year, regardless of how suspicious the route was. Video will be found below.

Today, the Padres are off. They move on to Pittsburgh to begin a three-game series at PNC Park tomorrow night at 4:05 P.M. Ian Kennedy starts for San Diego, facing Vance Worley.


Amarista amazes, Smith slugs Friars to victory (Brock, MLB.com)

Amarista, Smith save Padres’ win (Sanders, UT San Diego)

Brooks Baseball Strikezone maps

PITCH/fx Tool

Fangraphs game graphs/box score


(can’t top that)


Amarista’s game-saving catch

Seth Smith’s go-ahead home run


Seth  Smith congratulated in the dugout after his go-ahead home run. / (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Seth Smith congratulated in the dugout after his go-ahead home run. / (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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