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 (32-35) scored fewer runs than the Oakland A’s (28-39), 6-5, yesterday at Petco Park in Pat Murphy‘s debut as the Padres’ interim manager.
Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.45) surrendered five runs in five innings on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. The
sad strange part was he kept the A’s hitless through the first four innings until Max Muncy‘s double to right field with one out in the fifth. Ben Zobrist hit a two-run home run with no outs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and drive Cashner from the game.
Scott Kazmir (3-4, 2.84) also pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Austin Hedges hit his first Major League home run with a solo shot to left field with one out in the third inning. With one out in the fourth inning, Clint Barmes drove in Justin Upton from third base with a bunt single. In the fifth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. scored on an attempted steal of home that turned into a balk for Kazmir. In the eighth inning, J Upton ground into a double play that allowed M Upton to score from third base. Matt Kemp then followed by hitting his first home run at Petco Park with a two-out solo shot to left center.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth with a tie game at 5-5, and Eric Sogard singled to drive in Billy Burns from second base for the final run of the game. Tyler Clippard struck out Will Venable, Cory Spangenberg, and pinch-hitter Derek Norris to end the game.
The Friars now race to try to beat the Athletics to Oakland, with another two games with the A’s at O.co Coliseum starting tonight at 7:05pm PDT. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 4.38) gets the start tonight against Jesse Chavez (2-6, 2.64).