Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon in the pub. Here’s what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (51-54) scored fewer runs than the Miami Marlins (43-62), 5-2, in the series finale at Marlins Park.
Jose Fernandez (4-0, 2.13) struck out ten batters — including Justin Upton three times on nine pitches (Upton struck out a fourth time on three pitches in the eighth inning) — while not allowing a run in his six innings on four hits and two walks. In the ninth inning, Derek Norris singled and Jedd Gyorko struck out, sending Alexi Amarista to the plate. Amarista tied up the ballgame with a line drive home run to right field.
James Shields (8-4, 3.77) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Both runs came in the first inning on back-to-back doubles to lead off the game from Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Rojas. After reaching third on a Christian Yelich ground out, Rojas scored on a Derek Dietrich sacrifice fly. The Marlins did not score again until the ninth inning, when Brandon Maurer walked Martin Prado, Cole Gillespie ground out on a sacrifice bunt, and Jeff Mathis walked. Adeiny Hechavarria then hit a 1-0 pitch to center field for a three-run walk-off home run to end the game.
The Friars travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers (44-62) for four games at Miller Park. Tyson Ross (7-8, 3.38) gets the start tonight at 5:10pm PDT against Wily Peralta (2-5, 3.90).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (51-53) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (42-62), 5-3, at Marlins Park.
Odrisamer Despaigne (5-7, 4.75) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts. The Marlins got on the board in the fifth inning on pinch-hitter Donovan Solano‘s RBI single and an RBI single by Dee Gordon. In the seventh inning, Justin Bour ground into a fielder’s choice and Derek Dietrich scored the Marlins’ final run.
Jose Urena (1-5, 4.37) gave up all five Padres’ runs (four earned) in five innings pitched on eight hits and no walks with two strikeouts. A Justin Upton sacrifice fly in the first inning to score Yangervis Solarte opened the gates. The Friars added four more in the third inning on a Solarte RBI triple, a Matt Kemp sacrifice fly, and a two-run
double with an error triple by Derek Norris.
This morning’s series finale at Marlins Park pits James Shields (8-4, 3.77) versus Jose Fernandez (4-0, 2.53) at 10:10am PDT.