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 (31-43) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (28-44) last night at Great American Ballpark, 7-4, in the first of four games.
Christian Friedrich (4-2, 3.60) gave up all four runs in five innings on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts. All four runs came in the third inning. Billy Hamilton hit an RBI double to drive in Zack Cozart, then took third base on a throwing error by Yangervis Solarte. Hamilton scored on Brandon Phillips‘ single. And Adam Duvall then hit a two-run home run.
John Lamb (1-4, 4.78) did not get a decision after pitching five and a third innings, surrendering four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walk while striking out four. Melvin Upton Jr. led off the second inning with a single, then stole second base, and ended up at third base on a throwing error by Ramon Cabrera. After Derek Norris popped out, Alexei Ramirez hit into a groundout that allowed Upton Jr. to score. Matt Kemp led off the fourth inning with a solo home run. In the sixth inning, Wil Myers came home on a Solarte single, then Norris hit a three-run home run. Travis Jankowski single in the ninth inning score Adam Rosales, who had reached on a double.
Tonight at 4:10pm PDT, Colin Rea (3-3, 5.02) gets the start versus Cody Reed (0-0, 5.14) in the second game of the series.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
An unscheduled home run derby occurred yesterday afternoon as the Padres (37-41) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-39), 6-4 at Petco Park.
Matt Kemp led off the game with his sixth home run of the season. Derek Norris hit two home runs, a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo home run in the sixth inning. For the Diamondbacks, Welington Castillo hit a three-run home run in the second inning, David Peralta had a solo home run in the third inning, and John Lamb added a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.94) pitched five and two-third innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Padres manager Pat Murphy pulled Despaigne with one on and two outs in the sixth to bring in left-handed reliever Frank Garces to pitch to Lamb. That didn’t work out so well.
Chase Anderson (4-2, 3.66) gave up all four Padres’ runs over seven innings on five hits and a walk with one strikeout.
The Padres have a day off tomorrow before finishing up the Vedder Cup with two games against the Seattle Mariners (34-42) on Tuesday night. Ian Kennedy (4-6, 5.09) is penciled in to start against Mike Montgomery (2-2, 2.04) at 7:10pm PDT at Petco Park.