Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the afternoon at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach with your former roommate and his wife visiting San Diego on their honeymoon. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while I was (day) drinking.
The Padres (35-40) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (40-33), 13-8, yesterday in the final game of three at AT&T Park.
James Shields (7-2, 4.24) lasted just four innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. The Giants scored two runs in the first inning on a single by Joe Panik and a triple — one of four by Giants’ hitters — by Brandon Belt. In the fourth inning, singles by Gregor Blanco, Chris Heston, and Angel Pagan scored another three runs against Shields. A Buster Posey single in the fifth inning was the end of Shields’ day, but not the runs charged to him, as Blanco drove in Posey after Frank Garces retired two Giants. In the seventh inning, a Brandon Crawford triple and a Blanco sacrifice fly scored two more runs for the Giants. In the eighth inning, a Matt Duffy single and Posey and Crawford doubles combined to add another four runs.
Heston (8-5, 3.73) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. The Giants’ bullpen made it a game though, as Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez combined to give up five runs on four hits and a walk in the eighth inning, all without getting a single Padres’ batter out. Sergio Romo finally ended the Padres’ eighth inning — but not without giving up the eighth Padres’ run — on three hits and a strikeout. Matt Kemp hit his fifth home run, a two-run shot with Clint Barmes on second base, off Romo.
The Friars return to San Diego and Petco Park tonight at 7:10pm PDT. The Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37) are in town for three games.