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 (34-46) scored more runs than the New York Yankees (39-40) in the first game of three, 7-6, last night at Petco Park.
Colin Rea (5-3, 4.79) pitched six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. In the second inning, a Jacoby Ellsbury single drove-in Didi Gregorius. Brian McCann hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, the Padres nearly threw the game away, literally. Matt Thornton started the inning by walking McCann and hitting Starlin Castro with pitch. Pinch-hitter Alex Rodriguez then singled to bring McCann in. Brandon Maurer then came in to pitch — and give up a double to Gregorius that drove-in Castro. Aaron Hicks ground out to shortstop, but Rodriguez scored. The Yankees then had Carlos Beltran pinch-hit for Anthony Swarzak, and Maurer threw a wild pitch that allowed Gregorius to score. After Beltran doubled, Maurer got the last two outs for his first Major League save.
Nathan Eovaldi (6-6, 5.54) surrendered six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two in four and one-third innings. In the first inning, a single by Melvin Upton Jr. scored Wil Myers and Derek Norris followed that up with a double to bring Yangervis Solarte and Upton Jr. across the plate. Ryan Schimpf hit his first major league home run, a solo shot to right center field, in the second inning. Myers hit a two-run home run with Travis Jankowski on base in the fifth inning. With Swarzak pitching to Norris in the seventh inning, a passed ball by McCann let Solarte come in from third base.
Tonight starting at 7:10pm PDT, Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.76) takes the mound against former Padres’ farmhand Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.32) in the second game at Petco Park.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub while Dick Enberg goes on and on about cycles and how the Padres have never had a player hit for the cycle and that Seth Smith is X number of hits away from hitting for the cycle. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (17-21) continued their offensive outburst from the night before, defeating the Miami Marlins (20-17) by a score of 9-3. Seth Smith came a single away from becoming the first Padres player to ever hit for the cycle while driving in 4 runs. Chase Headley announced his return to the lineup from the disabled list with authority with a 3-run home run. Even Yonder Alonso drove in a run!
Eric Stults (2-3, 5.03) had some trouble early on, giving up 2 runs, but settled in to pitch six innings with 4 strikeouts on 6 hits and no walks. The Marlins’ Nathan Eovaldi matched Stults’ run total in his no decision, but only lasted five innings having thrown 112 pitches by the time he was pulled.
This afternoon, the Friars will send out Robbie Erlin (1-4, 4.95) to the mound against the Marlins and Henderson Alvarez (2-2, 2.62) in the series finale on Mother’s Day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day at 1:10 pm PDT. Expect to see a lot of pink equipment today. A lot.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after waking up in the morning after a night at the pub. Especially with the Marlins Park Monstrosity haunting your dreams all night. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were (day) drinking.
In the final game of the series at Marlins Park, the Padres came out ahead 4-2 yesterday. Ian Kennedy pitched six innings, giving up just one run on three hits and one walk with five strikeouts. On his 25th birthday, Alexi Amarista (yes, that Alexi Amarista) was the unlikely hero with a pinch-hit three-run home run in the seventh inning off of Nathan Eovaldi.
The Padres travel to Cleveland for a three-game series versus the Indians starting tonight at 4:10 pm PDT. Robbie Erlin gets his first start of the season against Corey Kluber for the Tribe.