Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub, soaking up all the hot Vedder Cup action. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (21-33) scored more runs than the Seattle Mariners (30-22). A lot more runs. Like 14-6. Like put a really bad beating on them. Like.
Christian Friedrich (2-1, 2.53) pitched five innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and four walks while striking out four. Robinson Cano hit a three-run home run with no outs in the first inning to put the Mariners on the board first. Kyle Seager scored in the fifth inning on a Luis Sardinas‘ double play with runners on first and third base. A Seth Smith RBI double in the eighth scored Sardinas. In the ninth inning, Chris Iannetta‘s RBI double brought Seager around to score the Mariners’ sixth and final run.
Felix Hernandez (4-4, 2.86) James Paxton (0-1, 7.32) came up from AAA Tacoma to replace Hernandez, who was placed on the disabled list before the game. Paxton surrendered eight runs (three earned) on ten hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings pitched. The Padres decimated the Mariners’ pitchers, hitting four home runs. A solo shot from Wil Myers and a two-run from Adam Rosales came in the first inning. And Alexei Ramirez added two two-run home runs himself, one in the fourth inning and the other in the sixth inning. Myers ended up with three RBI and Ramirez had five.
Colin Rea (3-2, 4.47) gets the start tonight against Wade Miley (5-2, 4.95) in the final game of this year’s Vedder Cup. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy through the tears. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were reflecting on the life of Mr. Padre.
The Padres (30-42) took the first game of the home leg of the home-and-home, defeating Seattle (37-35) by a score of 2-1. The story of the night was Tony Gwynn, as the Padres and fans alike paid tribute in this first home game since he died on Monday. The first hit of the game was through the 5.5 hole, the last out was made in RF, and Huston Street recorded save number 19, on the kind of night where you’re more than happy to accept meaning in those types of coincidence.
Andrew Cashner threw 7 solid innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits (2K, 2BB). Felix Hernandez was dominant, however, throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball, striking out 10 and walking none. Neither pitcher factored in the decision. Joaquin Benoit pitched a scoreless eight, and was credited with the win. Charlie Furbush took the loss, giving up the winning run on an RBI single by Tommy Medica.
The Padres and Mariners wrap up this year’s edition of the Vedder Cup today at 3:40 P.M. Jesse Hahn (1-1, 3.72) gets the start for San Diego, while Erasmo Ramirez (1-4, 5.27) goes for Seattle. The Vedder Cup Elders long ago (two years ago) decreed that Ryder Cup rules apply, so the Padres retain with a win today. This is important. This is our World Series. Eat it up.
The Padres announced a public memorial service for Tony Gwynn next Thursday, June 26, at 7:19 P.M. (or 19:19, military time) at Petco Park. Details are here. Go.