Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (40-49) took the first game of their three-game series from the Colorado Rockies (37-53) in Coors Field last night by a score of 6-1. Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.71) earned the win, pitching seven innings while only surrendering the one Rockies’ run on four hits — one of which was a solo home run by Drew Stubbs for Colorado’s only run — and two walks with nine strikeouts. Colorado starter Tyler Matzek (1-3, 4.79) got dinged with the loss after giving up five earned runs in his six innings on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
Tommy Medica, Rene Rivera, and Cameron Maybin all hit a double in the sixth inning to score two runs. And Chase Headley hit a two-RBI triple off of the right field wall in the seventh to score Kennedy and Chris Denorfia. Carlos Quentin then scored Headley with a sac fly to finish up the Padres scoring.
The game was delayed after the seventh inning for 56 minutes thanks to a thunder storm that brought hail, rain, and lightning to the Denver area.
Tonight in Denver the Padres take on the Rockies in the second game of the three-game series at Coors Field. The Friars’ 2014 All-Star representative (or not) Tyson Ross (7-8, 2.93) takes on Franklin Morales (4-4, 5.51) at 5:40 pm PDT.