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Brewers fall flat to Padres

The Padres combined good pitching and prolific hitting to flatten the Brewers again

When the San Diego Padres put it all together – good pitching and good hitting – they are a pleasure to watch. Such was the case on Tuesday when the Padres downed the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, 6-2 at Miller Park.

Starting pitcher Tyson Ross was on his game, and the Padres bats were hot, and the combination was lovely to take in. All Ross did was to go six innings and pitch some one-run, two-hit ball, walking two and striking out six.

All that the Padres bats did was to pound out 15 hits and score 6 runs (sure, the run scoring could have been more efficient), and they did it with clean-up hitter Carlos Quentin sitting out a game while nursing a sore wrist. Padres relievers only gave up one run, a solo-shot by Khris Davis off of Colt Hynes, the first of Davis’ career.

Note the living stuffed animal ejection down some slide, shouldn’t every ballpark feature something like this? Picture the Swinging Friar being thrown into a pit of Comic-Con Imperial Troopers after every Padres home run:

The Padres got a run in the first inning when Everth Cabrera opened with an infield single and two outs later, Yonder Alonso drove Cabrera home. The Brewers tied it in the third inning, on a throwing error by Tyson Ross attempting to pick of a runner.

Top of the fourth inning, Will Venable did this:

http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=29067129

The home run was Venable’s twelfth of the season and put the Padres up for good. Nick Hundley has been better offensively than he was last season, but it’s always nice to contribute in a game like the one on Tuesday.

After Mark Kotsay singled in the top of the sixth, Hundley came to the plate with a great opportunity, and this happened:

http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=29070119

The Padres weren’t finished. Up 4-1 in the top of the seventh, Mark Kotsay – who had been 0 for 25, took advantage of getting the rare start for Carlos Quentin and went 3 for 4, including a single to drive in a run followed by Hundley driving in another, and that was more than the Padres needed.

After that, Davis homered for the Brewers but by then the Padres had already dominated the game and the bull pen closed it out. With a lot of scouts reported to have been in the stands, Luke Gregerson got the final three outs quickly and impressively, and one has to wonder what sort of trade bait that Gregerson will be in the last week of July.

With the win, San Diego remains 8 1/2 games in back of the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers for the division lead, and have won two in a row for the first time in over a month. The victory ensured that the Padres will at least split the four-game series against the Brewers, but you just know they would love the sweep.


Notes:

Jason Marquis will indeed undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow. According to various sources, Marquis will want to come back after the surgery and try to pitch for at least another season. Since Jason is a free agent at the end of the season, we’ll have to see if he comes back to play with the Padres in 2014. Marquis exits leading the team in wins.

Wednesday, the Friars will close out the series in Milwaukee. Sean O’Sullivan (0-1, 6.43) will get the start for the Padres against the Brewers’ Kyle Lohse (6-7, 3.49). Game time is again at 5:10 PM PDST and can be heard on 1090 AM and watched on Fox Sports San Diego where you can get it.

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When the San Diego Padres put it all together – good pitching and good hitting – they are a pleasure to watch. Such was the case on Tuesday when the Padres downed the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, 6-2 at Miller Park.

Starting pitcher Tyson Ross was on his game, and the Padres bats were hot, and the combination was lovely to take in. All Ross did was to go six innings and pitch some one-run, two-hit ball, walking two and striking out six.

All that the Padres bats did was to pound out 15 hits and score 6 runs (sure, the run scoring could have been more efficient), and they did it with clean-up hitter Carlos Quentin sitting out a game while nursing a sore wrist. Padres relievers only gave up one run, a solo-shot by Khris Davis off of Colt Hynes, the first of Davis’ career.

Note the living stuffed animal ejection down some slide, shouldn’t every ballpark feature something like this? Picture the Swinging Friar being thrown into a pit of Comic-Con Imperial Troopers after every Padres home run:

The Padres got a run in the first inning when Everth Cabrera opened with an infield single and two outs later, Yonder Alonso drove Cabrera home. The Brewers tied it in the third inning, on a throwing error by Tyson Ross attempting to pick of a runner.

Top of the fourth inning, Will Venable did this:

http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=29067129

The home run was Venable’s twelfth of the season and put the Padres up for good. Nick Hundley has been better offensively than he was last season, but it’s always nice to contribute in a game like the one on Tuesday.

After Mark Kotsay singled in the top of the sixth, Hundley came to the plate with a great opportunity, and this happened:

http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=29070119

The Padres weren’t finished. Up 4-1 in the top of the seventh, Mark Kotsay – who had been 0 for 25, took advantage of getting the rare start for Carlos Quentin and went 3 for 4, including a single to drive in a run followed by Hundley driving in another, and that was more than the Padres needed.

After that, Davis homered for the Brewers but by then the Padres had already dominated the game and the bull pen closed it out. With a lot of scouts reported to have been in the stands, Luke Gregerson got the final three outs quickly and impressively, and one has to wonder what sort of trade bait that Gregerson will be in the last week of July.

With the win, San Diego remains 8 1/2 games in back of the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers for the division lead, and have won two in a row for the first time in over a month. The victory ensured that the Padres will at least split the four-game series against the Brewers, but you just know they would love the sweep.


Notes:

Jason Marquis will indeed undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow. According to various sources, Marquis will want to come back after the surgery and try to pitch for at least another season. Since Jason is a free agent at the end of the season, we’ll have to see if he comes back to play with the Padres in 2014. Marquis exits leading the team in wins.

Wednesday, the Friars will close out the series in Milwaukee. Sean O’Sullivan (0-1, 6.43) will get the start for the Padres against the Brewers’ Kyle Lohse (6-7, 3.49). Game time is again at 5:10 PM PDST and can be heard on 1090 AM and watched on Fox Sports San Diego where you can get it.

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