Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (69-79) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (62-85) last night, 7-4, in the first of three games at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The loss ended any chance of the Padres getting into the postseason, which no one really expected to happen at this point anyway.
Ian Kennedy (8-15, 4.29) threw 110 pitches in six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. An RBI single from Corey Dickerson followed by a two-run double by Dustin Garneu in the second inning opened the scoring for the Rockies. Justin Morneau‘s RBI double in the third inning made it 4-1. Jay Jackson and Marc Rzepczynski allowed the other three runs in a combined two-thirds of an inning in relief in the seventh inning. Jose Reyes hit a two-RBI single and Nolan Arenado hit an RBI single two-batters later.
Chad Bettis (8-5, 4.46) allowed one run in five innings on four hits and a walk while striking out six. In the third inning, a groundout by Justin Upton allowed Wil Myers to score from third base to put the Padres on the board. Myers then hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. A single by Cory Spangenberg plated J Upton and Melvin Upton Jr. scored on a throwing error by Charlie Blackmon.
This evening at 5:10pm PDT, Robbie Erlin gets his first start of 2015 for the Padres against Yohan Flande (3-3, 4.95).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub, melting into a pile of viscous goo. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (67-74) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (58-82), 4-3, yesterday afternoon in the Rockies final game at Petco Park for 2015. The temperature at first pitch registered as 93°, the hottest game-time temperature since Petco Park opened.
Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.24) gave up three runs in seven innings of work on four hits — including three solo home runs — and no walks with six strikeouts. Nolan Arenado hit a home run in the first inning, Corey Dickerson hit another in the sixth inning, and Carlos Gonzalez connected for one in the seventh inning. Daniel Descalso then led off the eighth inning with a solo home run off Joaquin Benoit for the go-ahead run.
Jorge De La Rosa (9-6, 4.28) pitched five innings, surrendering three runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Matt Kemp led off with a solo home run. De La Rosa then loaded the bases on singles by Derek Norris and Yangervis Solarte and a walk to Melvin Upton Jr. After Clint Barmes struck out, Ross hit a sacrifice fly to score Norris. De La Rosa loaded the bases again in the fifth inning with singles by Wil Myers and Jedd Gyorko and a walk of Kemp. Myers then scored on a sacrifice fly from Norris.
The Padres begin a nine-game road trip tonight in San Francisco at 7:15pm PDT as Andrew Cashner (5-14, 4.11) takes on Jake Peavy (5-6, 4.41) and the San Francisco Giants (72-68).
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 an afternoon in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (10-7) scored one less run, 2-1, than the Colorado Rockies (9-7) yesterday at Coors Field, splitting the series and ending the road trip with a 4-3 record.
Tyson Ross (1-1, 3.97) had a tough couple of innings, loading the bases in the first and third innings. Yet the only runs scored on him were on a bases-loaded walk of Daniel Descanso in the first inning and a solo home run by 2015 Padre-killer Corey Dickerson to lead-off the fifth inning. Ross ended up pitching five full innings with six hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts.
Jordan Lyles (2-1, 2.92) pitched six and two-third innings, giving up just the one run on a Yonder Alonso RBI single to score Matt Kemp from second base in the fourth inning. Lyles also allowed six hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
Tonight at 7:10pm has the Friars returning to San Diego and Petco Park for the first of three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Andrew Cashner (1-2, 2.65) gets the start versus Zack Greinke (2-0, 1.83). It’s also the first Padres Beerfest of the season. So I would fully expect to see a lot of drunk tweets in the recap tomorrow.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (10-6) scored less runs last night than the Colorado Rockies (8-7) at Coors Field, 5-4. Even after a late-inning comeback by the Friars to take the lead. A lead that was eliminated by Corey Dickerson‘s second solo home run of the game in the eighth inning off Joaquin Benoit. Shawn Kelley came into pitch the ninth and only managed one out before pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso beat the five-infielder defense that Bud Black called for with a line drive over Justin Upton‘s head in left field.
James Shields (2-0, 3.24) made his third career start at Coors Field and was knocked around by the Rockies. Beside’s Dickerson’s first solo home run, Nolan Arenado, Michael McKenry, DJ LeMahieu, and Troy Tulowitzki all hit doubles off Shields. Shields ended up pitching six innings with three runs on six hits, three walks, and five strikeouts.
Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 6.85) pitched seven innings, giving up all four Padres’ runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Kendrick was helped out by spectacular defense from Arenado and Tulowitzki, yet even they couldn’t stop Yangervis Solarte and Wil Myers from hitting solo home runs. RBI doubles from Derek Norris and Cory Spangenberg added to the Padres run total, but it still wasn’t enough.
This afternoon at 12:10pm PDT has Tyson Ross (1-0, 4.08) taking the hill in the final game of the series against the Rockies, who will have Jordan Lyles (1-1, 3.50) starting.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an Sunday afternoon in the pub. And then Avenging Jack Murphy gets sick and begs someone to finish writing the recap for him. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (21-24) lost yesterday to the Colorado Rockies (25-20) 8-6 in 10 innings. Donn Roach made his first Major League start in place of Andrew Cashner, who missed his start after being placed on the 15-day disabled list because his elbow is sore. Roach was on a 60-pitch limit and only made it through 3 innings, giving up 4 runs (all earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks without a strikeout.
Seth Smith, Rene Rivera, and Everth Cabrera all had home runs in the game. But so did Corey Dickerson, Troy Tulowitzki, and Justin Morneau of the Rockies, who hit a walkoff 2-run shot off Dale Thayer in the 10th inning to win the game.
Oh, and Carlos Quentin left the game with a groin injury. At least it wasn’t his knee, right? RIGHT?!?
The Padres now return home to face the Minnesota Twins for a two game series starting Tuesday night at 7:10 pm PDT. The projected starters Tuesday will be Ian Kennedy for the Friars and former Padre Kevin Correia for the Twins.