Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub, sitting in a dark corner in the very back that has the only TV not tuned to the Local NFL Team’s first regular season game. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (67-77) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (75-68), 10-3, yesterday afternoon.
Odrisamer Despaigne (5-9, 5.79) got the start due to Colin Rea‘s sore forearm. Rea is expected to be limited to bullpen duty for the rest of this season. Despaigne went three and a third innings, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. All four runs charged to Despaigne came in the second inning, on a Ehire Adrianza RBI single followed by a Mike Leake (yes, the pitcher) three-run home run.
The Giants added two more in the fifth inning on a Matt Duffy RBI single and Buster Posey‘s RBI double. They added two more in the seventh inning on a bases-loaded walk to Posey followed by a sacrifice fly by Marlon Byrd. Against Frank Garces in the eighth inning, the Giants added their final runs on an Angel Pagan RBI single and a Duffy RBI single.
Leake (10-8, 3.72) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and two walk with two strikeouts. In the first inning, Yangervis Solarte tripled to lead off the game and scored on a Jedd Gyorko groundout. Justin Upton then tripled and scored on a Brett Wallace double. Travis Jankowski hit his first Major League home run in the second inning. That was it. Nothing else happened for the Friars.