Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the Park At The Park listening to a DJ set by Lil Jon. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (37-43) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (36-42) yesterday afternoon, 7-0, at Petco Park, dropping their third out of four games against the Mariners and giving Seattle possession of the Vedder Cup until at least next season.
The Padres offense once again sputtered behind a pretty good outing from James Shields (7-3, 4.14), who allowed two runs in five and two-thirds innings on four hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts. Robinson Cano hit a leadoff home run to left field in the sixth inning. And Cano knocked in the second run of the game with two outs in the seventh inning with a single to center field that scored Brad Miller. Dustin Ackley was then thrown out at home by Will Venable to end the inning.
The Mariners then scored another run in the eighth inning on an Austin Jackson sacrifice fly to bring Nelson Cruz in from third base. In the ninth inning, Mike Zunino scored on a Logan Morrison sacrifice fly, Cano then doubled to drive in Seth Smith, and Cruz hit his 20th home run to left field to plate the sixth and seventh Mariners’ runs.
Taijuan Walker (7-6, 4.34) allowed just one hit with seven strikeouts for the Mariners before he was pulled after the sixth inning due to an apparent injury.
The Padres travel to St Louis today to face the Cardinals () to start a ten-game road trip that leads into the All-Star break, mostly due to Comic-Con and all that comes with it. Which means there will not be a game at Petco for three weeks. Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.57) gets the call tonight at 4:15pm PDT at Busch Stadium against TBD, whom, one can only hope, is beatable.