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 (73-85) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (68-90) last night, 5-0. The loss guarantees the Padres will not finish with a better record than last year. And, before the game, Matt Kemp was shut down for the remaining five games of the season with a torn tendon in his right middle finger. I’ll let Vocal Minority Nate handle the obvious joke.
Andrew Cashner (6-16, 4.34) actually pitched fairly well for the first five innings. It was the sixth inning that did him in. The Brewers scored all five runs in the sixth inning, all charged to Cashner, who struck out seven against five hits and two walks.
Justin Upton hit his head on the left field wall while trying to field a ball hit by Logan Schafer that ended up a triple in the first inning and was removed from the game.
Zach Davies (3-2, 3.71) pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
This afternoon is the last home game of the 2015 season for the Padres. Ian Kennedy (8-15, 4.38) gets the start versus Taylor Jungmann (9-7, 3.64) with first pitch scheduled for 3:40pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (52-56) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (46-63) in the third of four games at Miller Park, 8-5, last night.
Ian Kennedy (6-10, 4.49) had trouble right at the start, giving up four runs in the first inning, but settled down and shut the Brewers down, allowing seven hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. In that first inning, Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run home run with no outs. After Ryan Braun flied out, Adam Lind singled, Khris Davis hit a ground-rule double, and Shane Peterson tripled to knock in the other two runs. Marcos Mateo relieved Kennedy to start the eighth inning, and proceeded to pour gasoline on Kennedy’s performance. Mateo gave up the other four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk in that inning.
Taylor Jungmann (6-3, 2.26) gave up two runs on six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings. In the first, a sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp scored Alexi Amarista. In the seventh inning, Yonder Alonso scored on a Will Venable single. In the ninth inning, the Padres had a mini-rally going after an RBI double by Venable scored Justin Upton and Brett Wallace homered to right field. But it wasn’t enough.
Today at 11:10am PDT, the Friars will try to leave Milwaukee with a split series. Odrisamer Despaigne (5-7, 4.75) gets the call against Matt Garza (5-12, 5.17).