Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (22-33) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-27), 2-1, yesterday at Petco Park, completing the three-game series sweep.
Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.01) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four. In the second inning, Javier Baez singled to score Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras was thrown out trying to take third base for the third out. Winning pitcher Brad Hand and Brandon Maurer pitched two perfect innings of relief.
Jake Arrieta (5-4, 4.60) allowed one run on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched. Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the eighth inning, Yangervis Solarte‘s ground ball drove in Franchy Cordero, who had tripled, with the go-ahead run.
The Padres have the day off today. The Colorado Rockies (33-21) come to Petco Park for three games starting tomorrow at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (3-6, 4.33) gets the start in Friday’s game against German Marquez (4-2, 3.76).
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 (53-73) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (80-45) last night last night at Petco Park, 5-3.
Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.89) allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks in five and a third innings while striking out two. Kris Bryant hit a solo home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, a Ben Zobrist double scored Bryant and Addison Russell followed Zobrist with a two-run home run. A sacrifice fly by Bryant scored Jake Arrieta in the sixth inning.
Arrieta (16-5, 2.62) gave up just two hits and three walks in eight innings, striking out six and facing just one batter over the minimum. The Cubs turned three double plays behind Arrieta. In the ninth inning, Luis Sardinas scored on a single by Wil Myers after a replay challenge showed Sardinas was safe. After Felix Pena was relieved by Aroldis Chapman, Myers advanced to second on defensive indifference and Yangervis Solarte‘s sacrifice fly scored Adam Rosales. Myers advanced to second on defensive indifference. Alex Dickerson drew a walk and Myers then scored on a wild pitch to Ryan Schimpf.
Today’s series finale pits Paul Clemens (2-2, 4.82) against Kyle Hendricks (11-7, 2.16) starting at 12:40pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub. Here’s a summary of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
San Diego kicked off Throwback/Brownout/Rub the Cubs’ Nose in a NLCS Loss from 30 Years Ago Weekend by dropping a 5-1 decision to Chicago. Jake Arrieta made his fourth start of the year for the Cubs and finished the sixth inning for the first time this season. Jake came in with a 1.875 WHIP, so naturally he allowed only 5 Padre baserunners. Adding insult to injury, Carlos Villanueva, who came in with an xFIP of 4.30 and against whom the league is hitting .416 when they put the ball in play, threw three shutout innings and earned the save. It is the Cubs’ first 3-inning save in almost 7 years.
Eric Stults was, well, Eric Stults. He retired 9 of the first 10 hitters he faced; 7 of the next 11 reached base. Anthony Rizzo‘s 2 run HR turned the game on its head and erased a 1-0 deficit. Chicago put the game away in the fifth with two doubles, two singles, and a sac bunt. Cub baserunners dared San Diego to throw them out on the bases during the frame; the Padres declined.
The Padres had some bright spots – Seth Smith hit his team leading 6th home run in the first inning to stake Stults to a 1-0 lead. Blaine Boyer, called up today to replace the injured Robbie Erlin, made his first ML appearance since 10 April 2011. He worked 2 scoreless innings. Yonder Alonso also made a heads up play on an Arrieta bunt in the seventh; he let the pop-up drop, and hung Darwin Barney (#EvolutionaryDinosaur) out to dry to complete the 3-6-4 DP.
San Diego brings back a number of 1984 NL Champion alumni tomorrow as they seek to win their first game on this home stand. Tim Stauffer is scheduled to face Edwin Jackson.