Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (11-12) scored a lot fewer runs than the Houston Astros (14-7), who completed the three-game sweep with a final score of 7-2 yesterday. The Padres wore the ’85-90 brown pinstripe uniforms for the first of five Way Back Wednesday afternoon games. They played a lot like a few of those teams.
Andrew Cashner (1-3, 2.61) opened the game by striking out the first six Astros he faced. Cashner also set a Major League record with 21 consecutive home starts with two or fewer earned runs allowed. He ended his day with a total of ten K’s in seven innings with three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk. The game was over as soon as Colby Rasmus finished rounding the bases after his two-run home run in the fourth inning to make the score 3-1.
Dallas Keuchel (3-0, 0.73) showed why he is one of the best left-handed starters in the American League so far this season, pitching eight innings with four strikeouts, three hits, and no walks while only allowing one run. Matt Kemp drove in Wil Myers from first base in the first inning with a double to center field that Jake Marisnick bobbled allowing Kemp to take third. Kemp also drove in the Padres second run in the ninth inning with a groundout to third base that scored Myers.
The Friars have a day off today. Friday has the Colorado Rockies coming to Petco Park for three games. Ian Kennedy (0-1, 10.80) will face Eddie Butler (2-1, 3.27) at 7:10pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (11-11) scored a lot fewer runs than the Houston Astros (13-7), 14-3, last night at Petco Park. Tyson Ross (1-2, 4.55) lasted five innings, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. Evan Gattis hit a two-run home run with two outs in the first inning to start the Astros off. Chris Carter hit a solo shot in the sixth inning and George Springer had a two-run home run in the seventh, both off of Odrisamer Despaigne. The Padres’ bullpen continued the disturbing trend of throwing gasoline on the fire, as the Astros scored seven runs off Despaigne, Kevin Quackenbush, and Cory Mazzoni.
Roberto Hernandez (1-2, 3.80) meanwhile pitched six innings for the Astros, surrendering all three Padres’ run on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Wil Myers and Justin Upton had solo home runs off of Hernandez, in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. Other than that, whatever the Padres hit seemed to be right at an Astros player.
This afternoon will have Andrew Cashner (1-2, 2.63) taking the mound against the Astros and Dallas Keuchel (2-0, 0.62) at 12:40pm PDT in the final game of the series at Petco Park. It’s the first of five Way Back Wednesday afternoons of the 2015 season, in which the Friars will be wearing the brown pinstriped uniforms originally worn from 1985-90.
Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub; especially when the game lasts over 3 hours. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Houston Astros came to town for the first time since July 2012. To give you an idea of how long ago that was, Edinson Volquez won 1-0; not only that, he threw a 1-hitter. Those were the days, my friend. Tonight’s game was nothing like that. Houston prevailed in the opener 9-4. Pat Neshek got the win. Joaquin Benoit got the loss, a just result since he faced four batters in the eighth and didn’t get anybody out.
Tyson Ross (1-1, 3.97 ERA, 3.85 FIP) will square off against Roberto Hernandez (aka Fausto Carmona) (0-2, 3.57 ERA, 4.41 FIP) Tuesday night.
The Friars will open their 2015 season with three games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles before starting their home schedule on April 9 against the San Francisco Giants.
The interleague schedule will feature games against teams from the American League West. And with their Vedder Cup rivals, the Seattle Mariners, with two-game series in Seattle (May 12-13) and in Petco Park (June 30-July 1), of course.
The Houston Astros come to San Diego for the first time as an American League team August 27-29.
The Padres 2015 interleague schedule also includes home series against Oakland (June 15-16) and Texas (August 31-September 2). The Padres will also travel to Texas, Oakland, and Anaheim.