Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (45-60) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (42-62) in the series finale yesterday at Petco Park, 3-2.
Paul Clemens (1-2, 4.70) came out after pitching four and a third innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Jose Peraza hit a two-run home run – his first career home run – with Eugenio Suarez on base in the second inning. Tucker Barnhart‘s single in the sixth inning scored Adam Duvall.
Homer Bailey (1-0, 3.18) – making his first start since April, 2015 – pitched five and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six. Travis Jankowski scored on Wil Myers‘ ground out to first base in the first inning. In the sixth inning, Myers stole home when he caught Bailey not paying attention after a walk to Jabari Blash.
Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, the Milwaukee Brewers (47-56) come to Petco Park for three games. Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.95) makes his Padres debut against Jimmy Nelson (6-9, 3.42) for the Brewers.
Welcome to extension season.
If late Fall is free agency season and Winter is hot stove season, then early Spring is extension season. As the arbitration process comes to an end and rosters have for the most part taken shape, GM’s and agents begin to focus on retaining their top young talent. Already since the beginning of the new year, GM’s around the league have handed out long-term deals to Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, Michael Brantley, Julio Teheran, Craig Kimbrel, Homer Bailey, Andrelton Simmons, and Brett Gardner. It’s also been rumored that Mike Trout and the Angels are discussing a deal, which reportedly could end up somewhere in the realm of 6 years, $150 million.
For Padres fans, there are a few players who could be looking at possible extensions, but thus far the team hasn’t handed out any of that sweet long-term scrilla. There’s of course Chase Headley, who is entering his final season of team control, and who has been an extension candidate since before Osama Bin Laden died. There are also a few other guys who could possibly be extension candidates, including but not limited to Jedd Gyorko, Andrew Cashner, and Everth Cabrera. No, not Yonder Alonso. Read More…