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 (65-69) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (75-58), 10-7, in the first of four games at Petco Park.
Colin Rea (2-2, 5.47) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. In the fifth inning, Corey Seager‘s first Major League hit was a double to right field. Pinch-hitter Scott Schebler ground out, sending Seager to third base, and a single by Joc Pederson gave the Dodgers their first run. A double by Chase Utley immediately followed to score Pederson. In the sixth inning, Odrisamer Despaigne faced three batters without getting an out, loading the bases. Marc Rzepczynski came into the game and got Scott Van Slyke to ground out, scoring Justin Turner from third base. Seager’s second hit plated Carl Crawford and Yasmani Grandal, and Seager made it to second on the throw home. Pinch-hitter Justin Ruggiano singled to score Seager, and Ruggiano took second base on the throw home. After Pederson popped out to first base, Utley bunted and Rzepczynski’s throw missed the first base bag and rolled into the right field corner. Utley made it to third and Ruggiano scored.
Mat Latos (4-9, 4.92) gave up four runs on eight hits and no walks with three strikeouts in just four innings. In the first inning, Yangervis Solarte led off with a double and advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt [In the first inning AND with a man already in scoring position? Really?] by Cory Spangenberg. After a strikeout by Matt Kemp, Justin Upton came to bat and hit a double, scoring Solarte. Upton then came home on a single by Jedd Gyorko. In the second inning, Kemp hit a two-RBI single to score Derek Norris and Solarte. Norris doubled to score Upton in the sixth inning. Solarte hit a towering shot into the top deck of the Western Metal Building for a home run in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game. A two-run home run by Gyorko gave the Padres the lead in the eighth inning. Norris singled and scored on a Melvin Upton Jr. pinch-hit triple, followed by Solarte with another double.