Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub, pleading with the waitress to change the TV in your line of sight from Monday Night Football to the Padres game. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (66-77) lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers (82-62) by a score of 9-4 last night, despite the Dodgers making three errors on the same play in the sixth inning.
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 3.55) lasted just four and a third innings, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts. A Juan Uribe solo home run in second inning was merely one of Despaigne’s problems on the night.
Clayton Kershaw (18-3, 1.67) pitched eight innings, giving up three runs, just one of which was earned thanks to a fly ball to center in the sixth inning that Yasiel Puig threw away towards first base trying to double up Rymer Liriano. A.J. Ellis then threw it away trying to get Liriano at second base. And then Hanley Ramirez erred on the throw home trying to get Yangervis Solarte. At this point, Liriano managed to slide safely into home. It was all very confusing to watch, not to mention type out after the fact.
Rene Rivera had an RBI single in the fourth inning. Yasmani Grandal hit a solo home run in the ninth inning off of Pedro Baez. Carl Crawford hit a three-run home run off of reliever Frank Garces in the fifth inning for the Dodgers.