Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (41-49) scored more runs than the Texas Rangers (42-46) yesterday afternoon, 2-1, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX, to wrap up the proverbial first half of the 2015 season.
Tyson Ross (6-7, 3.34) looked a lot like his 2014 self, throwing for six and two-thirds innings while allowing no runs on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Ross was pulled with two outs in the seventh after a double by Adrian Beltre and a groundout to shortstop put Beltre on third base. Brandon Maurer struck out Rougned Odor to end the inning. While pitching the ninth, on the way to his 23rd save of the season, Craig Kimbrel allowed the Rangers’ only run on an Odor single to bring Beltre around from second base.
Yovani Gallardo (7-8, 2.62) was nearly as tough as Ross, allowing one run on six hits and four walk with three strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. In the second inning, Will Venable tripled then scored on a Will Middlebrooks ground ball that Odor threw away trying to get Venable out at the plate. Jedd Gyorko‘s single to left field in the seventh inning off Keone Kela brought Justin Upton in to score the Padres’ second and final run of the day.
The Padres, like the rest of Major League Baseball, are off for the next four days. Their next game is Friday, July 17th at 7:10pm PDT against the Colorado Rockies (39-49). TBA is taking the mound for the Friars against the dreaded TBD of the Rockies.