Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (28-41) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (37-33) yesterday, 7-5 in eleven innings, at Miller Park.
Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 7.50) gave up three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out twelve in six innings. The twelve strikeouts were the most by a Padres rookie pitcher since Oliver Perez‘ thirteen on July 7, 2002. For the second game in a row, all of the Brewers’ runs came from home runs. In the third inning, Orlando Arcia hit an inside-the-park and Eric Thames hit a two-run. Keon Broxton hit a two-run shot in the tenth inning off Brandon Maurer. Phil Maton struck out the final two Brewers’ hitters to record his first Major League save.
Chase Anderson (5-2, 2.92) pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on five hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Franchy Cordero scored on Hunter Renfroe‘s double. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Solarte hit a two-run home run in the tenth inning. In the eleventh inning, Cory Spangenberg led off with a home run and Chase d’Arnaud hit another two outs later.
Today’s series finale will pit Luis Perdomo (1-3, 5.16) against Jimmy Nelson (4-3, 3.67) starting at 11:10am PDT.
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 (42-55) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (57-40) last night at Nationals Park, 5-3 in the first of three games.
Luis Perdomo (4-4, 6.93) pitched his longest outing of the season, seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Jayson Werth hit a solo home run and Wilson Ramos singled in Bryce Harper in the first inning. Daniel Murphy hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.
Tanner Roark (9-6, 3.05) gave up five runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. Melvin Upton Jr. singled in Brett Wallace and later scored with Ryan Schimpf on Kemp’s three-run home run in the fifth inning.
Tonight’s second game features Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.76) going up against Max Scherzer (10-6, 2.94) starting at 4:05pm PDT.
There isn’t much bad to say about Tyson Ross’ 2014 season. He didn’t control the running game. Sure, but neither did Greg Maddux, and that worked out okay. He pitched better at home than on the road. Fine, but he didn’t build Petco Park. He faded toward the end. Okay, but he’d never been asked to work nearly that many innings in his life.
Ross was a stud last year, with few weaknesses, most of which are easily explained. One area where he struggled, which isn’t so easily explained, was in high-leverage situations (you might want to read this lengthy discussion on leverage before proceeding). Here, courtesy of Baseball-Reference’s Play Index, are his splits for 2014:
Ross allowed more than half of his home runs in the most critical situations, despite those accounting for just 16 percent of his plate appearances. Batters went from slugging like Paul Janish in medium- and low-leverage situations to Miguel Cabrera in high-leverage situations.
Mention Brian Giles to a San Diegan, and there’s a good chance you’ll get a look/comment of disgust in response. Perhaps it’s in response to domestic violence allegations in his final season, which I’d agree is an appropriate response. However, there’s a serious misconception in San Diego about Brian Giles, with many fans believing Giles was an inadequate performer (or worse: awful). And that, my friends, couldn’t be further from the truth. Read More…