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 (67-76) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (74-68) last night, 8-0.
Ian Kennedy (8-14, 4.28) got knocked around in four and two-thirds innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Angel Pagan led off the fifth inning with a solo home run. Brandon Belt hit another solo home run off Frank Garces with one out in the seventh inning.
Madison Bumgarner (17-7, 3.05) was perfect until two outs in the eighth inning when Melvin Upton Jr. hit a ground ball up the middle into center field for the Padres first and only hit and baserunner of the night.
This afternoon Odrisamer Despaigne (5-8, 5.65) gets the start due to Colin Rea‘s sore forearm. The Giants will send Mike Leake (9-8, 3.70) to the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending your morning drinking coffee and eating Cocoa Puffs before heading to the pub before it opens. And then waiting for the game to resume at lunchtime. And then realizing it’s time to think about dinner after the game finally is done. Oh, and the whole time watching to see if Padres’ GM AJ Preller makes any trades. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking AFTER doing all of that.
The Padres (49-53) scored more runs than the New York Mets (52-50), 8-7, in the final rain-delayed game of three at Citi Field.
Andrew Cashner (4-10, 4.13) did not get the decision after pitching five and a third innings and allowing all seven Mets’ runs (five earned) on six hits and two walk with three strikeouts. Curtis Granderson hit a three-run home run with one out in the fifth inning. Juan Uribe had a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning.
Jon Niese (5-9, 3.63) also did not figure into the decision after giving up one run in six innings on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Matt Kemp drove in Melvin Upton Jr. with no outs in the sixth. Derek Norris hit a grand slam off Hansel Robles with one out in the seventh inning to make the score 7-5.
The ninth inning started with the Padres down by two runs. With two outs, Norris fell behind 0-1 when the game was delayed for 44 minutes. When play resumed, Norris hit a bloop single to right field off Jeurys Familia, followed by Kemp’s single past the shortstop. Justin Upton then sent a ball over the right field fence for a three-run home run to give the Friars the lead.
The rain started back up again, stopping play, and the grounds crew had trouble getting the tarp back out over the infield. Since this was the last game of the season between these two teams they had to finish the ninth inning after a two-hour and 52 minute delay. Craig Kimbrel retired the Mets in order to record his 30th save of 2015.
Tonight at 4:10pm PDT, the Padres start a three game series against the Miami Marlins (42-60) at Marlins Park. Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.58) is the scheduled starter with David Phelps (4-7, 3.86) scheduled for the Marlins.
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.
Well technically Jose Valentin doesn’t have a mustache anymore, but when he did have one it was one of the finest mustaches in baseball history.
From Corey Brock earlier today:
By Mike Couzens
In Part 1, Mike discussed his daily routine, 2 a.m. shopping trips, and preparing for the game. Now for the rest of the story…
Another part of traveling with a team is learning how to travel efficiently on the bus. We travel on a standard, 55-passenger coach bus. We’ve got wireless Internet, which is nice. Some other teams around the league have satellite TV, outlets and those types of amenities.
I sit in the third row back on the right-hand side. Jose Valentin, Burt Hooton, and then me. One of these things is not like the other…
All of the staff members (coaches, trainer, strength coach, clubhouse manager, radio guy) get their own seat, meaning two adjoining chairs. The players, many of whom have to “double up” and share a seat, are left to fend for the rest of the chairs. On our first bus trip this season, staff took their seats and it became like a college classroom—wherever you sit on that first day is where you’re sitting for the rest of the season. Having been around the block before when it comes to bus rides, I took the seat in front of the overhead TV, making sure that there would be no light projecting onto my eyes during late-night bus rides. Clutch. Read More…
By Mike Couzens
After being irritated into a state of consciousness, I reach out of my bed to quiet my cell phone/alarm clock, rattling annoyingly on the wooden nightstand to my right.
“6:00 already?” I think to myself.
We have a noon game today in Comstock Park, Michigan, the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps. I’m up early to make sure I get downstairs in time to grab some continental breakfast, check my email, shower and write up a blog post before the team’s first bus heads to the ballpark at 8:30. I’ll be on the air for the first time that day about three hours from when the bus leaves the hotel.