While You Were Sweating 2014 Games 41 and 42 (SD at CIN)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending all day in the pub as you try to get out of the unusually high heat and forget about the wildfires burning around San Diego County for a little while.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking and sweating.

The Padres (20-22) split a rain-caused day/night doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds (18-21) yesterday at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, which gave the Friars their first road series win of 2014.

In Game 1, the Padres fell to the Reds, 5-0.  The Reds’ starter, Johnny Cueto, was on his game, pitching a 3-hit complete game shutout with only 2 walks and 8 strikeouts.  Ian Kennedy was hit and hit hard, lasting 6 innings while giving up all 5 runs on 11 hits.

Game 2 saw the roles reversed, as the Padres won 6-1 on Tyson Ross‘ 7 inning, 3-hit performance.  Jeff Francis made his first start of 2014 for the Reds, giving up 3 runs in 5 innings on 5 hits.  Rene Rivera had a 2-run home run.  And Everth Cabrera and Yonder Alonso each added a solo shot, their firsts of the season.

This evening the Padres travel to Denver to begin a 3-game series against the Colorado Rockies.  Eric Stults takes the ball against Jorge De La Rosa at 5:40 pm PDT from Coors Field.

Recaps

Game 1

Padres have no answer for Cueto to open twin bill (Manny Randhawa- MLB.com)

Padres blanked in first game of DH (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Cueto’s historic shutout begins doubleheader (Mark Sheldon – MLB.com)

Johnny Cueto lifts Reds to 5-0 win vs. Padres (C. Trent Rosecrans – Cincinnati Enquirer)

MLB.com Box Score

Game 2

Ross’ strong outing gives Friars lift in nightcap (Manny Randhawa- MLB.com)

Rene Rivera helps Padres to series win (Dennis Lin – UT San Diego)

Reds’ offense stymied in nightcap with Friars (Mark Sheldon – MLB.com)

Reds’ bats fall flat in 6-1 series loss to Padres (John Fay – Cincinnati Enquirer)

MLB.com Box Score

Quotes

Game 1

“I’ve had rain delays before … I’ve been in rain delays here, Chicago and in other places, but I can’t remember a time when I was trying to get ready and then had to go the next day. That was an adjustment, but you’ve still gotta show up the next day and be ready to pitch. I just didn’t have that stuff. It was one of those days, I guess.”
Ian Kennedy (Randhawa)

Game 2

“Darren Balsley made that trip out to the mound [in the first inning] and kind of calmed me down a little bit. He told me to just get back in the strike zone and let the movement work. So, I just made a little adjustment and tried to pound the strike zone.”
Tyson Ross (Randhawa)

Tweets

Videos

Game 1

Just watch the game recap, because the next video was the only “highlight” for the Padres in this game.

Ian Kennedy makes a nice catch on Johnny Cueto’s sacrifice bunt attempt, keeping Zack Cozart at first base.

Game 2

Speaking on behalf of the Padres organization, Nick Hundley thanks the San Diego firefighters as they work to contain the wildfires.

Rene Rivera gives the Padres a 2-1 lead as he lifts a two-run homer over the fence in left-center.

Yonder Alonso dives to his left to glove Billy Hamilton‘s softly hit grounder and trots over to first base for the out.

Everth Cabrera gives the Padres a 5-1 lead with a solo home run to left field, his first of the season.

DEFINITIVE PROOF! Yonder Alonso hits his first home run in almost a year and gets the silent treatment as he returns to the dugout.

Photos

Game 1: The Reds’ Zack Cozart tags out the Padres’ Everth Cabrera at second base in the fourth inning. (Photo: The Enquirer/Cara Owsley)

Game 2: Umpire Angel Hernandez calls Billy Hamilton safe after he stole second base, getting past San Diego Padres’ Jedd Gyorko in the first inning. (Photo: The Enquirer/Cara Owsley)

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  • Tim Stoops

    All the complimentary food spared me from looking like a drunken fool off the complimentary beer by the time that 3rd jersey pic was snapped! Such a fun night at the yard. I want some Padres Public guys to party with out here in Cincinnati next year!

    • Yes. It’s a slippery slope when free beer and food are involved. Trust me. I know.