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 (22-34) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (24-30) last night, 4-0, in the first game of three at Petco Park.
Drew Pomeranz (5-5, 2.22) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out eight batters. The Rockies only had two men reach base in an inning twice. In the second inning. Mark Reynolds reached on an error by Yangervis Solarte with two out and Gerardo Parra walked. In the third inning, Charlie Blackmon walked with one out and Nolan Arenado singled with two outs. Both times, Pomeranz got out of the inning.
Chris Rusin (1-4, 4.62) gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in seven innings pitched. With no outs and Jon Jay & Wil Myers on base, Matt Kemp hit a towering three-run home run to left field. The Padres measured the home run at 458 feet while MLB had it at 451 feet. Either way, Kemp hit it a long, long way. In the fourth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. stole home with Pomeranz up to bat. Upton avoided the tag by catcher Nick Hundley and was called safe.
Andrew Cashner (2-5, 4.79) gets the start in tonight’s second game of the series against Chad Bettis (4-4, 4.56). First pitch is at 7:10pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub, stewing in your own juices. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (67-73) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (57-82) last night, 11-4, in the third of four games at Petco Park.
James Shields (11-6, 3.90) had a rough first inning but settled down to go six innings with four runs allowed on eight hits, four walks, and four strikeouts. In the first inning, Charlie Blackmon reached on an error and Jose Reyes walked. Carlos Gonzalez then singled to left field and Blackmon was thrown out at home. After Nolan Arenado popped out, Justin Morneau and DJ LeMahieu hit back-to-back singles to score Reyes and Gonzalez. In the fourth inning, Corey Dickerson walked and Dustin Garneau hit his first Major League home run. Bud Norris and Marcos Mateo each pitched a shutout inning of relief. Odrisamer Despaigne pitched the ninth inning and gave up two hits, but got Ben Paulsen to fly out to right field to end the game.
Chris Rusin (5-8, 5.14) pitched just three innings, giving up six runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the second inning, the Padres loaded the bases and Rusin walked Shields for a run. Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run home run in the third inning, scoring Yangervis Solarte and Kemp. And back-to-back doubles from Derek Norris and Melvin Upton Jr. made the score 6-2 after three innings. The Friars scored another three runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh inning.
This afternoon at 12:40pm PDT Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.21) takes on Jorge De La Rosa (9-6, 4.24) in the rescheduled game from July 19th that was rained out.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the Gameday Sports Bar & Grill at Sycuan Casino. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (56-62) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (48-68) yesterday, 5-0, in the final game of a three-game set at Coors Field.
Ian Kennedy (7-11, 4.20) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. The Rockies scored three unearned runs with two outs in the seventh. Nolan Arenado reached on an error by Derek Norris, who was playing at first base. Ben Paulsen doubled. DJ LeMahieu was intentionally walked. A double by Michael McKenry cleared the bases and drove in Arenado, Paulsen, and LeMahieu. Even though replays clearly showed Austin Hedges tagged LeMahieu at the plate, the call was not reversed.
Chris Rusin (4-5, 3.99) threw a complete game shutout — the first shutout by a Rockies’ starter since Tyler Matzek beat (you guessed it) the Padres, 3-0 on September 5, 2014 — with five hits, a walk, and four strikeouts. The only real threat from the Padres came in the sixth inning, when Rusin loaded the bases with two outs. Facing Jedd Gyorko, the second base umpire called a balk on Rusin and Norris came in to score. But, then the umpires got together and decided it was not a balk and the 1-0 count to Gyorko never happened. Pat Murphy was ejected trying to get an explanation of what happened.
The Friars return home to Petco Park and take on the Atlanta Braves (53-64) for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Colin Rea (1-0, 5.40) goes against Williams Perez (4-3, 4.21) in his second Major League start.