Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (74-88) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70), 6-3, at Dodger Stadium in the final game of the season.
Frank Garces (0-1, 5.21) started “Bullpen Day” with two innings and giving up a two-run home run in the second inning to Joc Pederson. Marc Rzepczynski pitched an inning, followed by Bud Norris for two innings, and Jon Edwards, Kevin Quackenbush, & Nick Vincent for one inning each. Edwards surrendered two home runs in the sixth inning, a leadoff shot from Corey Seager and a two-out, two-run home run by pinch-hitter Chris Heisey. Ronald Torreyes singled in Pederson for the Dodgers’ sixth run in the eighth inning.
Clayton Kershaw (16-7, 2.13) pitched three and two-thirds innings in what amounted to a tune-up for the postseason. Kershaw struck out seven, getting his 301st strikeout for 2015, while giving up two hits and no walks. The Padres’ only runs came via a three-run home run by Travis Jankowski in the seventh inning off Luis Avilan.
The Padres’ next regular season game is April 4, 2016 against the Dodgers at Petco Park.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub, sitting in a dark corner in the very back that has the only TV not tuned to the Local NFL Team’s first regular season game. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (67-77) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (75-68), 10-3, yesterday afternoon.
Odrisamer Despaigne (5-9, 5.79) got the start due to Colin Rea‘s sore forearm. Rea is expected to be limited to bullpen duty for the rest of this season. Despaigne went three and a third innings, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. All four runs charged to Despaigne came in the second inning, on a Ehire Adrianza RBI single followed by a Mike Leake (yes, the pitcher) three-run home run.
The Giants added two more in the fifth inning on a Matt Duffy RBI single and Buster Posey‘s RBI double. They added two more in the seventh inning on a bases-loaded walk to Posey followed by a sacrifice fly by Marlon Byrd. Against Frank Garces in the eighth inning, the Giants added their final runs on an Angel Pagan RBI single and a Duffy RBI single.
Leake (10-8, 3.72) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and two walk with two strikeouts. In the first inning, Yangervis Solarte tripled to lead off the game and scored on a Jedd Gyorko groundout. Justin Upton then tripled and scored on a Brett Wallace double. Travis Jankowski hit his first Major League home run in the second inning. That was it. Nothing else happened for the Friars.
The Padres travel to Phoenix for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (68-75) starting tonight at 6:40pm PDT. James Shields (11-6, 3.90) takes the hill against Jeremy Hellickson (9-8, 4.60).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (67-76) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (74-68) last night, 8-0.
Ian Kennedy (8-14, 4.28) got knocked around in four and two-thirds innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Angel Pagan led off the fifth inning with a solo home run. Brandon Belt hit another solo home run off Frank Garces with one out in the seventh inning.
Madison Bumgarner (17-7, 3.05) was perfect until two outs in the eighth inning when Melvin Upton Jr. hit a ground ball up the middle into center field for the Padres first and only hit and baserunner of the night.
This afternoon Odrisamer Despaigne (5-8, 5.65) gets the start due to Colin Rea‘s sore forearm. The Giants will send Mike Leake (9-8, 3.70) to the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (54-61) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (50-62), 7-3, in the series finale yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.
James Shields (8-5, 3.89) had a rough first inning as Billy Hamilton led off the game with a single, Eugenio Suarez was hit by a pitch, and Hamilton then scored on a Joey Votto single. After striking out Todd Frazier, a Jay Bruce triple cleared the bases and made it 3-0 before anyone knew what was going on. In the third inning, Shields balked in Votto from third base while facing Bruce. In the seventh inning, Shields loaded the bases with one out and was pulled for Shawn Kelley. Frazier then hit a sacrifice fly to score Brandon Phillips. Shields ended his day after six and one-third innings, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. Frank Garces gave up a two-run home run to Votto in the ninth inning.
Raisel Iglesias (3-4, 4.70) pitched six innings, with three runs on three hits, a walk, and eight strikeouts. In the Padres’ first, Yangervis Solarte was hit by a pitch, Yonder Alonso singled, and Matt Kemp hit a three-run home run to left field with no outs. That was all the Padres could manage.
The Friars travel to Denver for three games against the Colorado Rockies starting tomorrow at 5:40pm PDT. Tyson Ross (8-9, 3.39) gets the first start versus Yohan Flande (2-1, 3.86).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (54-60) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (49-62) last night at Petco Park, 11-6.
Colin Rea (1-0, 5.40) made his Major League debut, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Joey Votto and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back one-out doubles in the fourth inning for the Reds’ first run. In the fifth inning, Tucker Barnhart doubled, advanced to third base on a ground out, and scored on a Billy Hamilton single. After a single advanced Hamilton to third base he scored on a sacrifice fly from Skip Schmuaker.
The Reds other three runs came in the ninth inning off Frank Garces. Frazier led off the inning with a solo home run to the second deck of the Western Metal Building. Two outs later, Barnhart singled and pinch-hitter Jason Bourgeois hit a home run to center field.
The Reds’ Michael Lorenzen (3-8, 5.46) only lasted one and a third innings, surrendering seven runs on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout. Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Jedd Gyorko had two hits and four RBI, including a two-run home run in the second inning. Yonder Alonso had two hits, scored two runs, and drove in two RBI. Even Rea got into the act, getting a hit in his first at-bat and later coming around to score his first ever run.
The final game of the series is this afternoon at 12:40pm PDT, with James Shields (8-4, 3.74) getting the start against Raisel Iglesias (2-4, 4.73) in the penultimate Way Back Wednesday of the 2015 season.
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.
Sunday afternoon at Petco Park, with two outs and nobody on in the top of the 6th inning and the Padres trailing 4-3, Odrisamer Despaigne hit Yasmany Tomas with a pitch to bring up the D-Backs’ young left-handed hitting third baseman Jake Lamb. Although Despaigne had pitched well despite the four earned runs allowed, allowing just 3 hits and no walks to go along with 6 strikeouts and just 84 pitches, Padres interim manager Pat Murphy made the decision that this was an important situation, and he called to the bullpen for young lefty specialist Frank Garces.
It’s not your fault, Frank Garces.
Garces has just barely hung onto a bullpen spot by a thread since the start of the season. He made the opening day roster, was optioned to AAA El Paso on April 25th, and then was recalled from AAA on May 5th. He’s never been better than the 6th or 7th best option in the bullpen (it’s also not Cory Mazzoni’s fault), and at many points in the season better relievers have been sent down to AAA while he’s stuck on the roster because he’s left-handed and he’s the only left-handed reliever they’ve got.
It’s not your fault, Frank Garces.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
An unscheduled home run derby occurred yesterday afternoon as the Padres (37-41) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-39), 6-4 at Petco Park.
Matt Kemp led off the game with his sixth home run of the season. Derek Norris hit two home runs, a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo home run in the sixth inning. For the Diamondbacks, Welington Castillo hit a three-run home run in the second inning, David Peralta had a solo home run in the third inning, and John Lamb added a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.94) pitched five and two-third innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Padres manager Pat Murphy pulled Despaigne with one on and two outs in the sixth to bring in left-handed reliever Frank Garces to pitch to Lamb. That didn’t work out so well.
Chase Anderson (4-2, 3.66) gave up all four Padres’ runs over seven innings on five hits and a walk with one strikeout.
The Padres have a day off tomorrow before finishing up the Vedder Cup with two games against the Seattle Mariners (34-42) on Tuesday night. Ian Kennedy (4-6, 5.09) is penciled in to start against Mike Montgomery (2-2, 2.04) at 7:10pm PDT at Petco Park.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the afternoon at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach with your former roommate and his wife visiting San Diego on their honeymoon. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while I was (day) drinking.
The Padres (35-40) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (40-33), 13-8, yesterday in the final game of three at AT&T Park.
James Shields (7-2, 4.24) lasted just four innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. The Giants scored two runs in the first inning on a single by Joe Panik and a triple — one of four by Giants’ hitters — by Brandon Belt. In the fourth inning, singles by Gregor Blanco, Chris Heston, and Angel Pagan scored another three runs against Shields. A Buster Posey single in the fifth inning was the end of Shields’ day, but not the runs charged to him, as Blanco drove in Posey after Frank Garces retired two Giants. In the seventh inning, a Brandon Crawford triple and a Blanco sacrifice fly scored two more runs for the Giants. In the eighth inning, a Matt Duffy single and Posey and Crawford doubles combined to add another four runs.
Heston (8-5, 3.73) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. The Giants’ bullpen made it a game though, as Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez combined to give up five runs on four hits and a walk in the eighth inning, all without getting a single Padres’ batter out. Sergio Romo finally ended the Padres’ eighth inning — but not without giving up the eighth Padres’ run — on three hits and a strikeout. Matt Kemp hit his fifth home run, a two-run shot with Clint Barmes on second base, off Romo.
The Friars return to San Diego and Petco Park tonight at 7:10pm PDT. The Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37) are in town for three games.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at Gameday Sports Bar & Grill at Sycuan Casino. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (34-38) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-34), 7-2, yesterday in the final game of three at Chase Field.
Andrew Cashner (2-9, 4.35) gave up seven runs (three earned) — all coming in the second inning — while pitching four innings with four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts. The second inning was a mess, and I don’t feel like typing all of that, so here’s a screenshot of what exactly happened via MLB.com:
As you can see, it was ugly. On a positive note, Frank Garces, Shawn Kelley, and Joaquin Benoit combined to throw four perfect innings of relief. So they have that going for them. Which is nice.
Jeremy Hellickson (5-4, 4.94) gave up both Padres runs in six innings pitched on six hits, no walks, and seven strikeouts. Brett Wallace, pinch-hitting for Cashner in the fifth inning, hit an RBI double to score Will Venable. And, in the sixth inning, Yonder Alonso scored on a Matt Kemp sacrifice fly to right field.
The Padres have today off as they travel back to the Bay Area (Seriously. The schedule makers are idiots.) for three games against the San Francisco Giants (38-32) at AT&T Park. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 4.92) gets the nod Tuesday night against Madison Bumgarner (7-4, 3.09) at 7:15pm PDT.