Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (69-79) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (62-85) last night, 7-4, in the first of three games at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The loss ended any chance of the Padres getting into the postseason, which no one really expected to happen at this point anyway.
Ian Kennedy (8-15, 4.29) threw 110 pitches in six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. An RBI single from Corey Dickerson followed by a two-run double by Dustin Garneu in the second inning opened the scoring for the Rockies. Justin Morneau‘s RBI double in the third inning made it 4-1. Jay Jackson and Marc Rzepczynski allowed the other three runs in a combined two-thirds of an inning in relief in the seventh inning. Jose Reyes hit a two-RBI single and Nolan Arenado hit an RBI single two-batters later.
Chad Bettis (8-5, 4.46) allowed one run in five innings on four hits and a walk while striking out six. In the third inning, a groundout by Justin Upton allowed Wil Myers to score from third base to put the Padres on the board. Myers then hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. A single by Cory Spangenberg plated J Upton and Melvin Upton Jr. scored on a throwing error by Charlie Blackmon.
This evening at 5:10pm PDT, Robbie Erlin gets his first start of 2015 for the Padres against Yohan Flande (3-3, 4.95).
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 (68-77) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (68-76) last night, 10-3, in the first of three from Chase Field.
James Shields (12-6, 3.80) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walk with six strikeouts. Shields now has 200 strikeouts for the season. In the first inning, A.J. Pollock hit a leadoff double, advanced to third on a groundball out, and scored on a Paul Goldschmidt double. Jay Jackson made his Major League debut in the ninth inning, and the Diamondbacks scored two runs off him. Jake Lamb hit a ground-rule double and scored on Phil Gosselin’s single. Gosselin took second on defensive indifference and scored on Brandon Drury‘s double.
Jeremy Hellickson (9-9, 4.78) lasted just one inning, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits, two walks, and a strikeout. Wil Myers led off the game with a home run to right field. The Padres loaded the bases with no outs and a Jedd Gyorko sacrifice fly and Cory Spangenberg single plated two runs. A throwing error by Hellickson on an attempted pick-off move allowed Spangenberg to get to third base and Justin Upton to score. Derek Norris then singled to score Spangenberg. The Padres loaded the bases with no outs again in the fifth inning and Spangenberg doubled to score two more runs. After a Norris walk and two strikeouts, Myers hit a bases-clearing double. In the ninth inning, pinch-hitter Cody Decker popped out to first base in his first Major League at-bat.
Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.24) gets the start tonight at 6:40pm PDT against Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 2.70) in the second game of the series.