Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (32-33) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (37-26), 4-2 in 12 innings, after a couple of pitchers out of the Padres’ bullpen imploded.
James Shields (7-0, 3.59) was pulled after seven innings, despite throwing just 86 pitches, allowing one run on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. The one run was from a Andre Ethier home run in the seventh inning. The Dodgers tied the game in the eighth inning when Joaquin Benoit walked Yasiel Puig with two outs and then Adrian Gonzalez doubled to right field, allowing Puig to score. In the twelfth inning, Dale Thayer loaded the bases with one out. After Alex Guerrero lined out for the second out, Gonzalez singled to center field to score Alberto Callaspo and Enrique Hernandez.
Mike Bolsinger (4-1, 2.25) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts while pitching just four and two-third innings. In the fifth inning, Justin Upton singled with two outs and the bases loaded to score Shields and Will Venable.
The Oakland A’s come to town for two games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (3-6, 3.81) takes the hill tonight against Jesse Hahn (3-5, 3.84).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (31-32) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (36-25) last night, 4-3, in the first of three games at Petco Park in a battle of the bullpens.
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 4.38) pitched six and a third innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Adrian Gonzalez was ejected in the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes, but not before getting the first RBI of the game with a single in the third inning. A.J. Ellis knocked in Justin Turner with a single in the fourth inning. Turner and Alex Guerrero had RBI singles in the eighth inning to put the Dodgers ahead for good.
Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 3.36) was taken out after six and two-third innings, after allowing only one run — a Clint Barmes solo home run with one out in the seventh inning — on four hits and three walks with eleven strikeouts. Wil Myers then reached on a two-base error by Turner, who was moved to first base after Gonzalez’s ejection. Reliever Yimi Garcia then gave up a two-run home run to Derek Norris to give the Padres a short-lived 3-2 lead.
Tonight, Ian Kennedy (3-5, 6.48) takes the hill against Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.92) at 7:10pm PDT in the second game of the three game series.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (21-24) demolished the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-17), 11-3, yesterday as they avoided the series sweep at Dodger Stadium. Justin Upton had six RBI, all against Dodgers’ starting pitcher Carlos Frias (3-2, 5.34), while going 2-for-4 with his first grand slam with the Padres. Derek Norris contributed two RBI while going 2-for-5. Will Venable went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. And Will Middlebrooks hit his fifth home run of the season with a solo shot in the third inning.
James Shields (6-0, 3.75) remained undefeated while giving up three runs in seven innings on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Andre Ethier ground into a double play with the bases loaded in the seventh inning that also allowed Jimmy Rollins to score. Alex Guerrero then cleared the bases with his seventh home run. Dale Thayer and Shawn Kelley pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to close out the victory.
The Friars travel the 31.1 miles [which will likely take 2 hours] to Angel Stadium in Anaheim for the first of three games against the Angels tonight at 6:05pm PDT. Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.93) gets the start against
Jeff Jered Weaver (3-4, 4.37)