Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (65-80) scored fewer runs than the Minnesota Twins (75-69) in the first of two games at Target Field last night, 16-0.
Travis Wood (3-6, 6.80) gave up nine runs on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two and a third innings. Brian Dozier led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run. And it just got worse from there. The Twins hit seven home runs, one an inning through the seventh, which tied the Padres’ record for home run allowed in a game. Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot in the second inning. Jason Castro hit two, a two-run in the third inning and led off the fifth inning with a solo. Eddie Rosario hit a two-run in the fourth inning. Eduardo Escobar led off the sixth with a solo. Kennys Vargas hit a three-run shot in the seventh inning. Kyle McGrath was the only Padre pitcher to retire the side, in the eighth inning.
Kyle Gibson (10-10, 4.97) shutout the Padres on four hits and no walks in six innings while striking out six. The closest the Padres came to scoring a run came in the seventh inning, when Cory Spangenberg walked and Jabari Blash reached on an error.
Tonight’s series finale pits Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.32) against Ervin Santana (15-7, 3.45) beginning at 5:10pm PDT.
Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (51-66) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (83-34) yesterday, 6-4, in the finale of three games at Dodger Stadium.
Luis Perdomo (6-7, 4.95) gave up five runs on four hits and a walk in six innings while striking out one. Justin Turner hit a three-run home run and Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Turner hit a solo home run off Jose Valdez in the eighth inning.
Kenta Maeda (11-4, 3.76) allowed four runs (three earned) over five and a third innings on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Cory Spangenberg hit a solo home run and Jose Pirela scored on a Wil Myers sacrifice fly in the first inning. Spangenberg hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
The Padres head home to face the Philadelphia Phillies (43-72) for three games beginning tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Travis Wood (2-4, 6.71) starts tonight against Jerad Eickhoff (3-7, 4.45).
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 (24-39) scored fewer runs than the Kansas City Royals (27-34) at Petco Park yesterday, 12-6.
Miguel Diaz (1-1, 6.92) started his first game in the Major Leagues and allowed no runs on one hit and three walks with one strikeout in two innings. Craig Stammen, Jose Torres, and Kirby Yates combined to allow three runs in relief. Then Brad Hand and Jose Valdez came into pitch and allowed nine runs (eight earned) in one and two-thirds innings, with the final blow coming on a grand slam home run by Lorenzo Cain in the eighth inning.
Ian Kennedy (0-6, 5.40) pitched six innings, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five. Jose Pirela led off the first inning with a solo home run. In the fifth inning, Pirela hit a two-run double and Yangervis Solarte hit a run scoring single. Solarte singled again in the seventh inning to drive in Pirela. Erick Aybar hit an RBI single in the eighth inning.
This afternoon’s series finale will have Dinelson Lamet (2-1, 6.92) going up against Jake Junis (1-0, 5.23) starting at 1:40pm PDT.
Jhoulys Chacin‘s struggles continue
The most often cited Chacin split is the home-road one, where he’s somehow posted a 0.67 home ERA this season and a 8.77 one on the road, and that doesn’t include last night’s clunker in New York. That Chacin split is explainable to a degree (Petco’s pitcher friendly, players perform better at home, etc.), but with that large a gap it’s mostly just a good helping of statistically noise. The more meaningful Chacin split is probably the lefty-right one (not that it’s bereft of noise), as he’s allowed .894 OPS against lefties this season, with six homers allowed, 10 walks, and 10 strikeouts in 99 plate appearances—and, again, that doesn’t include last night’s game.
If you watched Chacin’s 10-pitch battle with Michael Conforto (more on him in a second) to lead off yesterday’s game, it never felt like it was going to end well for Chacin. Conforto ultimately fouled off five straight pitches before taking a slider out to right field. Chacin will have to figure out how to not turn every lefty hitter into Bryce Harper (or Conforto) if he’s to turn things around this season.