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!
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.
Padres stymied in rubber game loss to Royals – Scott Miller (MLB.com)
Padres royally bungle series finale – Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)
“ 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)
Let Yonder pitch. I'm bored. #PPLive
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) May 7, 2014
— Derek Togerson (@DerekNBCSD) May 7, 2014
Here's the clip of the idiot getting tackled, losing his pants, and getting arrested on the field at Petco Park: http://t.co/Votigfvhmj
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) May 7, 2014
Maybin broke into the bigs in 2007, Venable in 2008, and they're still making rookie ball decisions on the basepaths.
— Craig Elsten (@619sports) May 7, 2014
The @Padres made their big move when they put Yasmani Grandal at 1B and conceded that Yonder Alonso is not the answer. No firings in 2014!
— AJM (@AvengingJM) May 7, 2014
— Aaron Waldron (@waldo_aaron) May 7, 2014
That guy has it right. If you run on the field, might as well be pantsless too. #freeandeasy
— Sac Bunt Chris (@SacBuntChris) May 7, 2014
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) May 7, 2014