SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 26: Dustin Moseley #26 of the San Diego Padres grabs his shoulder after hitting a single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park on July 26, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
If you're going to lose a game. I can think of less entertaining ways to do it.
Dustin Moseley had his non-throwing arm dislocate for the second time this season during a game. Apparently his arm is being held in place by silly putty. He slashed a base hit to right field then collapsed in a heap in the fetal position at home plate gripping his shoulder. Then with the courage of a winged griffin he rose from the dirt and galloped to first base. At some point on his way to first base the arm snapped back into place. Bud Black said that within 45 seconds Moseley was experiencing minimal pain and had strength back in his arm. "He was adamant he was fine." said Black. And so he continued to pitch.
Later in the 6th inning Bud Black let Moseley try to bunt for a base hit with a runner at 3rd and 2 outs. After all he couldn't swing the bat. Shockingly that plan didn't lead to a Padres run.
The one they call Lil' Buddy, Orlando Hudson, also had a major gaffe during the 6th inning. He caught a ball behind first base with runners on first and second, but mistakenly thought he had recorded the 3rd out and threw the ball to a ball girl. The ball girl threw the ball out of play to a fan in stands.
As a result the runners advanced two bases and scored a run. Fans booed because they wish they hadn't been cut from their High School baseball team or at least that's what Hudson was telling himself.
(g) Two bases when, with no spectators on the playing field, a thrown ball goes into the stands
Bud Black commented on the misplay by Hudson in his post game press conference "He thought there were 2 outs. You don't see that a lot from upper echelon players." But what about players like Orlando Hudson? Answer the question Black!
With 2 outs in the 9th Jesus Guzman hit what would have been a meaningless home run if it didn't saved the Padres from yet another shut out. So there's that.
In other non-game related news. Every broadcaster on TV and radio was singing the praises of Ball Woman Nina for catching a foul line drive. Coach Kentera even awarded her the Catch of the Game. Puh-lease. We used to sit near her and she would always interfere with fans (us) getting foul balls and holding court with all the fans that suck up to her. It was so annoying, but that's a rant for another day.
|Final - 7.26.2011||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||6||1|
|WP: Joe Saunders (7 - 8)
LP: Dustin Moseley (3 - 10)