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 (61-63) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (78-45), 10-3, yesterday afternoon in the final game of their three-game series at Petco Park.
Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) had the wheels come off early, giving up four runs in the first inning. Tommy Pham walked with one out in the first inning, then took second and third bases on a throwing error by Rea on a pickoff move. Jhonny Peralta reached on an error by Yangervis Solarte that scored Pham. A single by Jason Heyward followed, then a single by Yadier Molina. Stephen Piscotty tripled to clear the bases. Rea lasted just four innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Piscotty also hit two home runs, a solo shot off Odrisamer Despaigne in the seventh inning and a two-run home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning.
Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85) pitched six innings, giving up a run on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Yonder Alonso singled in the second inning, moved to second on a walk to Austin Hedges, and scored on a single to right field by Clint Barmes. In the ninth inning, a leadoff, pinch-hit double by Brett Wallace was followed by a single by Jedd Gyorko. After a pop-out by Solarte, Cory Spangenberg was hit by a pitch. Matt Kemp then singled to score Barmes and Gyorko. But, Justin Upton struck out and Alonso ground out to the first baseman to end the game.
The Padres are off today as they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals (62-61) for three games starting tomorrow night at 4:05pm PDT. James Shields (9-5, 3.74) gets the start versus Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 4.22).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an entire day searching for parking anywhere near the beach. Or gorging yourself on hot dogs and hamburgers at your friend’s barbecue. Or braving the traffic and the crowds in Coronado to watch the Independence Day parade. Or passed out after drinking a little too many Bud Light Lime-a-Ritas before the Big Bay Boom. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (39-44) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (52-28) yesterday, dropping the third game of four by a score of 2-1.
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.75) gave up just one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings. Tommy Pham doubled in the sixth inning for his first Major League hit and came around to score on a Matt Carpenter single in the next at-bat. In the eighth inning, with Brandon Maurer pitching, Pham reached on an error by Alexi Amarista, stole second base, and then scored on a Jhonny Peralta sacrifice fly.
Carlos Martinez (9-3, 2.70) pitched six and two-thirds innings, surrendering just one run on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning.
In this afternoon’s finale, Ian Kennedy (4-7, 4.86) takes on Lance Lynn (5-4, 2.74) at 11:15am PDT at Busch Stadium.
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 (38-43) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-27) yesterday, 5-3 in eleven innings at Busch Stadium. Will Venable hit a two-run home run in the eleventh inning to break a 3-3 tie. Craig Kimbrel pitched the bottom of the eleventh for his 20th save.
Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.63) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks with six strikeouts. Ross loaded the bases in the first inning with one out and Yadier Molina ground out to the pitcher for the second out, allowing Matt Carpenter to score. In the fifth inning, Carpenter hit a one out line drive to center field to score Tim Cooney. After Jhonny Peralta struck out, Jason Heyward hit a two-out double to score Carpenter.
Cooney (0-0, 5.40), making only his second Major League start, almost matched Ross’ stat line exactly, pitching six innings while surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the second inning with one out to break the Padres’ streak of scoreless innings at 22. Solarte was ejected in the sixth inning for voicing his displeasure with some rather shoddy work by the umpires during the game. In the fourth, a two-out Austin Hedges single scored Justin Upton, but Hedges was then thrown out at second base to end the inning. Ross hit his first Major League home run with a solo shot in the fifth inning.
Tonight, Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.22) takes the mound against Michael Wacha (10-3, 2.77) at 5:15pm PDT.