While You Were Working/Commuting 2014 Game 60 (PIT vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  Or during an afternoon at work and a commute home. And we know about the flask, but we also know you use local transit so we’re not accusing you of anything. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking/working/commuting.

The Padres (27-33) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-31) yesterday by a score of 3-2. Ian Kennedy (5-6, 3.39) earned the win with 6 innings of 5-hit baseball, striking out 7, walking 1, and giving up 2 runs (all earned) in the process. Francisco Liriano (1-6, 4.54) took the loss, namely due to 6 walks (4 issued in the 4th inning) over 5 innings, as he only gave up one hit (an Everth Cabrera bunt single in the first inning).

The Padres scored two runs in the first inning via this sequence: Chris Denorfia walk and stolen base, Cabrera’s bunt single (advancing Norf to 3B), Carlos Quentin sac fly, Headley HBP, throwing error on Tommy Medica grounder (scoring Cabrera). The third run was scored in the fourth, when Liriano walked the bases loaded and then walked a run in. Bizarre, indeed.

There’s not much to report, as the bunt single was the only hit the Padres would collect on the day. In fact, the only balls they hit out of the infield were Quentin’s first inning sac fly to shallow RF (caught by second baseman Josh Harrison) and Rene Rivera‘s fly out to Andrew McCutchen in the 8th inning.

Jace Peterson was called up from AAA (Jesse Hahn optioned) and placed in the starting lineup at 2B, giving Jedd Gyorko the day off. Reportedly, Gyorko’s been dealing with plantar faciitis and a DL stint is likely.

The Padres are off today. They begin a series with the Washington Nationals tomorrow night at 7:10. Tanner Roark (3-4, 3.25) vs. Tyson Ross (6-4, 2.85) is your pitching matchup.


Padres get one hit, draw nine walks in unusual win – Corey Brock (MLB.com)

Padres are one-hit, but pull off rare win – Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Brooks Baseball strikezone map

PITCHf/x tool (Brooks Baseball)

Fangraphs game graphs

MLB.com box score



Cabrera’s bunt single

Padres score without a hit

Kennedy’s solid start

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