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 (5-9) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-7), 5-4, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.
Colin Rea (1-1, 5.51) did not have his best stuff, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings of work. David Freese put the first run on the board in the first inning, hitting a single to knock in Andrew McCutchen. In the third inning, McCutchen scored again on a balk called on Rea that was then reversed after an umpire conference, then reversed again after Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle came out to argue. Then Padres’ manager Andy Green came out of the dugout to argue about the reversal of the reversal, and Green was ejected. In the fourth inning, Francisco Liriano singled to score Jordy Mercer. Josh Harrison scored the Pirates’ final run in the eighth inning when John Jaso reached on a error by Adam Rosales, his second error of the game at third base.
Oh, and Cory Spangenberg strained his quadriceps after sliding headfirst into first base. So that happened too.
Liriano (1-1, 4.11) had an even worse night, lasting just four and a third innings while surrendering four runs on six hits and five walk with four strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run with two outs in the fourth inning off Liriano. Derek Norris hit another two-run home run with one out in the fifth inning. Then Rosales followed Norris with a monstrous solo home run into the third deck of the Western Metal building off reliever Arquimedes Caminero.
Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 3.27) takes the mound versus Jeff Locke (0-1, 2.53) in the second game.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (39-47) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-34) at PNC Park last night, 3-2, after a one hour and 42 minute rain delay in the third inning.
Padres’ starter Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.56) didn’t return after the rain delay after pitching the first two innings with no runs, two hits, no walks, and a strikeout. Frank Garces pitched two innings of relief, giving up one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Marcos Mateo surrendered a run in one and two-thirds innings on two hits, a walk, and one strikeout. Shawn Kelley gave up one hit in one and a third innings with two strikeouts. And Joaquin Benoit got the loss, giving up one run on an RBI triple by Gregory Polanco in the eighth inning.
Francisco Liriano (5-6, 2.99) came back from the rain delay to give up two runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings. Matt Kemp doubled to drive in Derek Norris and Yonder Alonso in the third inning after play resumed.
The Padres try to avoid a sweep tonight as Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.06) faces Charlie Morton (6-2, 4.30) at 4:05pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (24-26) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-23), 6-2, on a walk-off grand slam from Derek Norris last night in the second of their four-game series at Petco Park.
James Shields (6-0, 3.69) and Francisco Liriano (2-4, 3.47) both pitched six full innings. Shields allowed two runs on six hit and two walks with six strikeouts. Liriano shutout the Padres on three hits and a walk with eleven strikeouts.
Jared Hughes allowed two runs while only getting one batter out in the seventh inning when Abraham Almonte hit a two-RBI double.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Jedd Gyorko, Almonte, and Cory Spangenberg loaded the bases with no outs. Alexi Amarista ground into a Fielder’s Choice to the shortstop to get Gyorko running home. With the bases still loaded, Yangervis Solarte then ground into almost the exact same play to the shortstop, who once again threw home to get Almonte. Then Norris — with four strikeouts so far on the night, a “Golden Sombrero” — came up and blasted 1-0 pitch into the Padres bullpen in center field.
Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.84) takes the mound versus Charlie Morton (1-0, 2.57) at Petco Park. It’s Matt Kemp Replica Camouflage Jersey Night.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (53-62) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-54) 2-1 at PNC Park last night in a game that had all kinds of goofy plays on the Padres’ side of the diamond. From players sliding into bases awkwardly to screwy throws from the outfield to a batter getting beaned in the head. Despite all of that, the Friars managed to get out of a couple of jams and still win.
Eric Stults (5-13, 4.76) pitched tremendously, going six and a third innings while giving up just one run on seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Jedd Gyorko and Yasmani Grandal each had an RBI. Joaquin Benoit earned his fifth save with a perfect ninth inning.
Pirates’ starter Francisco Liriano (3-8, 3.82) took the loss despite pitching seven innings with just three hits, a walk, and four strikeouts.
Today it’s Tyson Ross (10-10, 2.62) taking the mound against the Pirates and Charlie Morton (5-10, 3.43) at 10:35 am PDT from PNC Park for baseball brunch. Because it’s too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, but you’ll still get a good meal.