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 (57-82) scored fewer runs than the Boston Red Sox (78-61), 7-2, in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park.
Jarred Cosart (0-3, 5.16) was removed after three and a third innings after straining his hamstring and groin while covering first base on a ground ball. Cosart gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walk with one strikeout. Travis Shaw hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Shaw then singled in the fourth inning to drive in Jackie Bradley Jr. and later scored on Dustin Pedroia‘s two-run double. Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run in the eighth inning and Brock Holt‘s pinch-hit solo home run in the ninth inning closed out the scoring.
David Price (15-8, 3.92) surrendered two runs on six hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out eight. Yangervis Solarte‘s RBI double to drive in Wil Myers in the first inning put the Padres on the scoreboard. Myers hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning to drive in Cosart.
The Colorado Rockies (67-72) come to Petco Park for four games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.29) gets the start in the first game against Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 6.60).
Not everything that happens around baseball relates back to the Padres, but several happenings around the majors this week may have a potential impact on what happens to members of the Padres going forward, this year and beyond. Today, I’ll focus of 3 different news pieces, specifically.
Ryan Braun Accepts Suspension for Remainder of Season
If I were writing a headline for what happened with Ryan Braun this week (oh hey, I just did!), my headline would definitely include a caveat noting that a deal was made. Stating that Ryan Braun was suspended by Major League Baseball, but not that a deal was made between Ryan Braun and MLB that Braun would sit for 65 games is not telling the whole story.
Braun, who is currently injured, could have potentially been suspended for 100 games next year if he had chose to keep fighting. By accepting a 65 game suspension, he doesn’t lose time in a meaningful season for his team, which is out of contention, and he loses less money than he would have if he had received the same suspension next year when his pay increases. This is, to be sure, a win for MLB, but it’s also not a great loss for Braun, other than to his reputation. Read More…