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 (6-10) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (8-8), 11-1, at Petco Park last night.
James Shields (0-3, 4.15) gave up three runs in six innings on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts. The real problem happened in the seventh inning, when Leonel Campos took over for Shields. Campos gave up seven runs (five earned) on four hits and a walk with only one strikeout, which was the only out Campos got. Brad Hand relieved Campos and the Pirates scored another run off him before the inning finally ended. Hand pitched the eighth inning as well. Brandon Maurer was the lucky one, pitching the ninth inning in mop-up duty.
Gerrit Cole (1-2, 2.70) also pitched two innings, but with only four hits and no walks against seven strikeouts, the Padres were unable to score. Their one run came in the eighth inning on a Jon Jay single to score Adam Rosales, who reached base after getting hit with a pitch and advanced on Jabari Blash‘s groundout.