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.
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)
Uniform patch the Padres will wear to honor Tony Gwynn pic.twitter.com/R3eSUllcys
— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) June 19, 2014
we all joke about the Mariners making us cry but tonight I was genuinely moved to tears at a baseball game pic.twitter.com/hlv8X9YI2D
— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) June 19, 2014
— GREGR (@gregr1077) June 18, 2014
9 Ks through 5 innings. On this date in 1994, Tony Gwynn had only struck out 9 times on the season. #PPLive
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) June 19, 2014
First play of the game is a slap single through the 5.5 hole, last out is recorded in RF. Fitting.
— Woe, Doctor! (@woedoctor) June 19, 2014
You know what…Padres still got a shot at the #VedderCup.
— Geoffrey Hancock (@LeftCoastBias) June 19, 2014
— Chris Garcia (@sportsbrain) June 19, 2014