While You Were Working 2014 Game 35 (KC vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. This was after an afternoon at work…definitely if you were at the ballpark. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were workingdrinkingworking.

The Padres (15-20) lost 8-0 to the Kansas City Royals (16-17) in a regulation 9 inning match. Andrew Cashner  pi-you know what? A DINOSAUR THREW OUT THE FIRST PITCH!

A TYRANNOSAURUS REX THREW OUT THE FIRST PITCH! (MLB.com)

A TYRANNOSAURUS REX THREW OUT THE FIRST PITCH! (MLB.com)

Anyway, Andrew Cashner (2-5) started for the Friars, surrendering 7 hits and 4 runs (2 earned) over 4 tough innings. The first inning is basically the story of this game. Two Everth Cabrera errors extended the inning, allowing the Royals to take an early 3-0 lead. That, combined with an unusual 9-pitch battle with opposing starter James Shields, Andrew Cashner was worked for a 43-pitch inning. The latter part of the first saw Cashner pumping in two-strike fastballs (a velocity which has hovered around 93-94 in 2014) at 97 and 98 MPH. Things devolved from there: the offense was stifled, the defense was sloppy. Hector Ambriz made his Padres debut, giving up 2 hits and 2 runs in 2 innings.  Cashner took the loss, James Shields the winner (4-3, 7 IP, 0 R).

Poor baserunning had been on display all series, and today was no exception. In the second inning, Cameron Maybin was thrown out after over-running second base on a ball that initially appeared to get past Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer. A TOOTBLAN, if you will. Interestingly enough, Maybin appeared to be safe upon returning to second after Alcides Escobar somehow missed the tag. Ultimately, the initial ruling of out at second base was upheld upon review.

The Miami Marlins come to town tonight, 7:10 P.M. Jacob Turner (0-0, 9.90 ERA) faces Ian Kennedy (2-4, 3.43 ERA), and a dinosaur is not likely to be throwing out the first pitch.

Recaps

Padres stymied in rubber game loss to Royals – Scott Miller (MLB.com)

Padres royally bungle series finale – Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Fangraphs game graphs

Brooks Baseball strikezone map

Brooks Baseball PITCHf/x tool

Quote

“ I don’t think that really (determined) the outcome. We kinda came out flat. We didn’t have a lot of energy and gave them some early runs. It’s tough to come back against a guy like James Shields.” – Cameron Maybin (Lin)

“We didn’t help Cash at all. When you’re not scoring runs, miscues in the field are magnified. That’s what happened in the first inning. It elevated (Cashner’s) pitch count. He had to work awful hard to get through that inning. He was behind the eight ball from the start.” – Buddy Black (Lin)

Tweets

Videos

Shields fans four over seven shutout innings

Maybin TOOTBLAN upheld upon review

Photos

Umpire Will Little makes the demonstrative out call as San Diego Padres' Cameron  Maybin watches after over running the base against the Kansas City Royals l during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres appealed the call and lost the appeal. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Umpire Will Little makes the demonstrative out call as San Diego Padres’ Cameron Maybin watches after over running the base against the Kansas City Royals l during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres appealed the call and lost the appeal. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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