Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (54-68) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (73-47), 7-1, last night at Petco Park.
Luis Perdomo (6-8, 4.93) gave up five runs (three earned) in six innings on six hit and three walks while striking out five. Howie Kendrick led off the game with a home run in the first inning. Matt Wieters scored in the second inning on a single by Michael Taylor that Padres’ shortstop Dusty Coleman threw away trying to get Wieters at second base. A single by Adam Lind drove in Anthony Rendon in the sixth inning. Andrew Stevenson scored on Alejandro De Aza‘s sacrifice fly and De Aza scored on a single by Kendrick in the seventh inning. Kendrick scored again in the ninth inning on a single by Daniel Murphy and a sacrifice double play by Rendon scored Wilmer Difo.
Matt Grace (1-0, 3.96) started in place of Max Scherzer, who was scratched and placed on the disabled list with a sore neck. Grace pitched four and a third innings, shutting the Padres out on two hits and a walk with one strikeout. Coleman hit a solo home run off Shawn Kelley in the fifth inning for the Padres lone run