While You Were Reflecting 2014 Game 72 (SEA at SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy through the tears.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were reflecting on the life of Mr. Padre.

The Padres (30-42) took the first game of the home leg of the home-and-home, defeating Seattle (37-35) by a score of 2-1. The story of the night was Tony Gwynn, as the Padres and fans alike paid tribute in this first home game since he died on Monday. The first hit of the game was through the 5.5 hole, the last out was made in RF, and Huston Street recorded save number 19, on the kind of night where you’re more than happy to accept meaning in those types of coincidence.

Andrew Cashner threw 7 solid innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits (2K, 2BB). Felix Hernandez was dominant, however, throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball, striking out 10 and walking none. Neither pitcher factored in the decision. Joaquin Benoit pitched a scoreless eight, and was credited with the win. Charlie Furbush took the loss, giving up the winning run on an RBI single by Tommy Medica.

The Padres and Mariners wrap up this year’s edition of the Vedder Cup today at 3:40 P.M. Jesse Hahn (1-1, 3.72) gets the start for San Diego, while Erasmo Ramirez (1-4, 5.27) goes for Seattle. The Vedder Cup Elders long ago (two years ago) decreed that Ryder Cup rules apply, so the Padres retain with a win today. This is important. This is our World Series. Eat it up.

The Padres announced a public memorial service for Tony Gwynn next Thursday, June 26, at 7:19 P.M. (or 19:19, military time) at Petco Park. Details are here. Go.

Recaps

Medica’s clutch hit lifts Padres on tribute night – Corey Brock (MLB.com)

Padres rally off Mariners’ pen in win – Jeff Sanders (UT San Diego)

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Brooks Baseball strike zone map

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Video

Pre-game tribute to Tony Gwynn

Street gets the save

Medica’s clutch hit lifts Padres

Photo

The Padres gathered around the number 19, on the field at Petco Park as players, fans, staff and admirers celebrated the life of Tony  Gwynn, who passed away Monday. Gwynn played for the Padres for 20 years. — Nancee E. Lewis (UT San Diego)

The Padres gathered around the number 19, on the field at Petco Park as players, fans, staff and admirers celebrated the life of Tony Gwynn, who passed away Monday. Gwynn played for the Padres for 20 years. — Nancee E. Lewis (UT San Diego)

With his players behind him, Aztecs' baseball coach Mark Martinez throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Padres manager Bud Black. — Hayne Palmour IV / UT San Diego

With his players behind him, Aztecs’ baseball coach Mark Martinez throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Padres manager Bud Black. — Hayne Palmour IV / UT San Diego

The Padres' starting pitcher Andrew  Cashner touches a baseball jersey hung up in the dugout with Tony  Gwynn's name and number on it just before going out to pitch against the Mariners.. — Hayne Palmour IV / UT San Diego

The Padres’ starting pitcher Andrew Cashner touches a baseball jersey hung up in the dugout with Tony Gwynn’s name and number on it just before going out to pitch against the Mariners.. — Hayne Palmour IV / UT San Diego

The Padres Tommy  Medica hits an RBI single in the eighth inning. — Hayne Palmour IV / UT San Diego

The Padres Tommy Medica hits an RBI single in the eighth inning. — Hayne Palmour IV / UT San Diego

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