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The Padres (49-64) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-55) in the second game of three at PNC Park, 4-0.
Edwin Jackson (3-2, 4.19) did not allow a hit for the first five innings, until Jordy Mercer singled to lead off the sixth inning. Andrew McCutchen had the other Pirates’ hit leading off the seventh inning. Jackson finished with seven shutout innings on two hits and three walks while striking out seven. Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer each threw a perfect inning of relief, with one strikeout apiece.
Ryan Vogelsong (1-2, 2.67) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Christian Bethancourt singled in the second inning and Jabari Blash scored on a throwing error by Vogelsong. Jackson then reached on a fielding error by Jung Ho Kang, allowing Bethancourt to cross the plate. In the seventh inning, Alexei Ramirez hit a single to drive in Ryan Schimpf, who made a perfect slide to get by the tag. Travis Jankowski stole home in the eighth while Alex Dickerson was at bat.
The game started strange, as Yangervis Solarte was pulled before the Padres took the field in the bottom of the first inning, apparently for not running out an infield pop fly.
This morning’s series finale has Christian Friedrich (4-7, 4.76) taking the mound against Jameson Taillon (2-2, 3.29). First pitch is scheduled for 9:35am PDT.
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The Padres (35-39) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (39-33), 6-0, last night at AT&T Park.
Just like Andrew Cashner‘s start on Sunday, Ian Kennedy (4-6, 5.09) had one inning go horribly wrong for him. The Giants scored five runs in the third inning thanks in no small part to an error by Will Middlebrooks that allowed Andrew Susac to reach base to leadoff the inning. After a single, a sacrifice bunt, a walk, a sacrifice fly to score Susac, and another walk, Buster Posey deposited a ball in the left field seats for a grand slam home run. In the fourth inning, Susac “tripled” to right field and scored again on a single by Gregor Blanco.
Ryan Vogelsong (6-4, 4.05) shut out the Padres over six innings on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Javier Lopez, George Kontos, and Jean Machi combined to throw three perfect innings of relief to close out the win for the Giants.
This afternoon at 12:45pm PDT, James Shields (7-1, 3.75) takes the hill in the rubber game against the Giants and Chris Heston (7-5, 3.83).
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The Padres (14-14) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (14-13) last night, once again scoring zero to the Giants’ six. It has now been twenty consecutive innings since the Padres last scored a run.
Ryan Vogelsong (1-2, 6.84) shut the Padres down, pitching seven innings while only allowing three hits and two walks with four strikeouts. The only time the Padres even threatened to do anything came in the sixth inning, when Derek Norris grounded into an inning-ending fielder’s choice with the bases loaded and two outs.
Andrew Cashner (1-5, 3.16) allowed allowed all six Giants’ runs (four earned) in six innings with seven hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. The Giants scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third, and one in the sixth.
Ian Kennedy (1-1, 7.11) gets the start in the series’ finale today at 12:45pm PDT against
Charlton Chris Heston (2-2, 2.51) and those damn, dirty Giants.
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The Padres (3-3) defeated the San Francisco Giants (3-3) handily last night by a score of 10-2. The Friars collected twenty hits, tying their Petco Park high.
James Shields (1-0, 2.08) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The one run was thanks to a Joaquin Arias home run to left field in the fourth inning.
Madison Bumgarner (1-1, 5.40) lasted just three innings, surrendering five runs on ten hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Ryan Vogelsong relieved Bumgarner and didn’t fare much better, giving up another five runs (four earned) in three and two-thirds innings on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Every starting player for the Padres had at least one hit after Shields singled in the sixth inning. Justin Upton, Will Middlebrooks, and Wil Myers each had two RBI in the game.
This afternoon at 1:10pm PDT the Padres will send Tyson Ross (0-0, 3.00) to the mound against old friend Jake Peavy (0-0, 0.00) in the series finale with the Giants.
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The Padres (77-83) defeated the San Francisco Giants (86-74) 4-1 last night at AT&T Park. The Giants’ loss means they will not host a Wild Card Play-In game against either the Pittsburgh Pirates or the St Louis Cardinals, depending on how the NL Central race shakes out.
Ian Kennedy (13-13, 3.63) pitched seven innings last night, giving up the one Giants’ run on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. In so doing, Kennedy was the first Padres’ pitcher to log 200 innings pitched with 200 strikeouts in a season since Jake Peavy did it in 2007.
Ryan Vogelsong (8-13, 4.00) gave up all four Padres’ runs in five and a third innings on six hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Yasmani Grandal, Seth Smith, and Rene Rivera all had RBI hits.
This afternoon at 1:05 pm PDT the Padres will send Eric Stults (8-17, 4.42) to the mound against the aforementioned Peavy (6-4, 2.20) in the penultimate game of the 2014 season.
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The Padres (74-81) defeated the San Francisco Giants (84-71) 8-2 for a series sweep. Ian Kennedy (12-13, 3.76) recorded his 200th strikeout of the season, becoming just the fourth Padres pitcher (Kevin Brown, Jake Peavy [3x] & Clay Kirby ) to do it. Kennedy surrendered both Giants’ runs on a two-run home run by Chris Dominguez in the seventh.
Ryan Vogelsong (8-12, 3.96) gave up 4 runs (two earned) in five innings on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Most of the damage came in the sixth inning, as the Padres scored three runs to increase their lead to 4-0, knocking Vogelsong out of the game in the process.
Yasmani Grandal had three RBI and Rene Rivera & Cameron Maybin each added a pair of RBI in the game.
Tonight is the first game of the final home series of the Padres’ 2014 season. Eric Stults (7-17, 4.59) takes on the Colorado Rockies (65-91) and Tyler Matzek (6-10, 4.19) at 7:10 pm PDT.