Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after going out to have coffee with friends & peruse the books at Barnes & Noble. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were doing that stuff I just said.
The Padres (35-39) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (39-33), 6-0, last night at AT&T Park.
Just like Andrew Cashner‘s start on Sunday, Ian Kennedy (4-6, 5.09) had one inning go horribly wrong for him. The Giants scored five runs in the third inning thanks in no small part to an error by Will Middlebrooks that allowed Andrew Susac to reach base to leadoff the inning. After a single, a sacrifice bunt, a walk, a sacrifice fly to score Susac, and another walk, Buster Posey deposited a ball in the left field seats for a grand slam home run. In the fourth inning, Susac “tripled” to right field and scored again on a single by Gregor Blanco.
Ryan Vogelsong (6-4, 4.05) shut out the Padres over six innings on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Javier Lopez, George Kontos, and Jean Machi combined to throw three perfect innings of relief to close out the win for the Giants.
This afternoon at 12:45pm PDT, James Shields (7-1, 3.75) takes the hill in the rubber game against the Giants and Chris Heston (7-5, 3.83).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon fainting with excitement because Austin Hedges started his first game. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were swooning.
The Padres (15-14) scored a few more runs than the San Francisco Giants (14-14) yesterday, eventually ending up with a 9-1 win to avoid a three-game sweep.
Ian Kennedy (2-1, 5.03) gave up just the one run in seven innings on six hits and no walk with five strikeouts. Nori Aoki drove in Matt Duffy in the third inning for the Giants’ lone run. Brandon Maurer and Frank Garces each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
San Francisco’s Chris Heston (2-3, 3.38), on the other hand, was knocked around in the Padres’ third inning, surrendering five runs as the Friars batted around, and leaving after five innings pitched with eleven hits, three walks, and four strikeouts. Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko, Alexi Amarista, and Austin Hedges all had RBI hits in the third. For Hedges, it was his first Major League hit and RBI. Hedges also had a sacrifice fly to score Gyorko in the eighth for his second RBI.
The Padres travel to Phoenix for a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks starting tonight at 6:40pm PDT. Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 2.95) gets another shot at the rotation in place of the injured Brandon Morrow as he takes the mound against the D-Backs’ Rubby De La Rosa (2-2, 5.40).