Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (35-47) scored fewer runs than the New York Yankees (40-41) yesterday afternoon, 6-3. The Padres were denied yet again for their first sweep of 2016 remaining 1-for-∞ on Sundays.
Andrew Cashner (3-6, 4.42) came off the disabled list and threw ninety pitches in six innings. Cashner allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out six. Didi Gregorius reached on an error by Alexei Ramirez in the second inning. and eventually came around to score on Ronald Torreyes’ double play ground ball. Gregorius hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Mark Teixeira hit two home runs — the 400th and 401st of his Major League career — a solo one in the eighth and a two-run one with Brett Gardner on base in the ninth. Gardner knocked in Jacoby Ellsbury on his ninth inning single.
Chad Green (1-1, 4.09) earned his first win, surrendering one run in six innings on three hits and no walks with eight strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte went 4-for-4, coming a triple short of the cycle, and put the Padres on the scoreboard with his solo home run in the second inning. Solarte then scored in the ninth inning on Alex Dickerson‘s two-run home run.
The Friars travel to Phoenix to face the Arizona Diamondbacks (37-47) for three games starting tonight at 6:10pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (2-3, 8.49) gets the start in the first game against Archie Bradley (3-3, 4.50).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (35-46) scored more runs than the New York Yankees (39-41), 2-1, on a walkoff home run by Melvin Upton Jr. last night at Petco Park.
Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.65) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. Jacoby Ellsbury led off the sixth inning with a double. Brett Gardner then bunted for a single and Ellsbury moved to third base. Starlin Castro ground out to Ryan Schimpf, but Ellsbury scored.
Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.06) surrendered one run on four hits and a walk in five and a third innings while striking out seven. Wil Myers walked, stole second base, and later scored on a Matt Kemp double in the sixth inning. Leading off the ninth inning, Upton Jr., hit the first pitch he saw from Andrew Miller into the left field seats for the walkoff win.
The series finale is this afternoon at 1:40pm PDT at Petco Park. Andrew Cashner (3-5, 4.75) gets the start against Chad Green (0-1, 7.20).
Welcome to extension season.
If late Fall is free agency season and Winter is hot stove season, then early Spring is extension season. As the arbitration process comes to an end and rosters have for the most part taken shape, GM’s and agents begin to focus on retaining their top young talent. Already since the beginning of the new year, GM’s around the league have handed out long-term deals to Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, Michael Brantley, Julio Teheran, Craig Kimbrel, Homer Bailey, Andrelton Simmons, and Brett Gardner. It’s also been rumored that Mike Trout and the Angels are discussing a deal, which reportedly could end up somewhere in the realm of 6 years, $150 million.
For Padres fans, there are a few players who could be looking at possible extensions, but thus far the team hasn’t handed out any of that sweet long-term scrilla. There’s of course Chase Headley, who is entering his final season of team control, and who has been an extension candidate since before Osama Bin Laden died. There are also a few other guys who could possibly be extension candidates, including but not limited to Jedd Gyorko, Andrew Cashner, and Everth Cabrera. No, not Yonder Alonso. Read More…