Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during Sunday brunch. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were constructing a make-your-own omelet.
The Padres (50-67) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (59-58), 5-1, in yesterday’s series finale at Citi Field.
Clayton Richard (0-2, 5.75) gave up just two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings. Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run in the second inning. Neil Walker hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Jose Reyes scored on a wild pitch by Jose Dominguez and T.J. Rivera hit a double off Carlos Villanueva to drive in Ty Kelly and Jay Bruce in the eighth inning.
Steven Matz (9-8, 3.40) didn’t allow a hit in the first seven and a third innings, striking out eight against two walks. Travis Jankowski led off the game with a walk, took second base on a balk, but was thrown out trying to steal third base for the third out. Derek Norris drew a walk to lead off the sixth inning, but Adam Rosales ground into a double play. Alexei Ramirez hit a single in the eighth inning for the Padres first hit and Matz was taken out of the game. In the ninth inning, Wil Myers singled, advanced to second base on defensive indifference, and came around to score on a single by Yangervis Solarte.
The Padres travel to Tropicana Field to take on the Tampa Bay Rays (47-69) for three games. Tonight’s matchup at 4:10pm PDT pits Luis Perdomo (5-6, 6.80) against Drew Smyly (4-11, 5.04).
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 (50-65) scored more runs than the New York Mets (57-58), 8-6, in the first game of a three-game series at Citi Field.
Paul Clemens (2-2, 4.73) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings. Travis d’Arnaud hit a two-run home run in the second inning. In the fifth inning, Curtis Granderson scored on a Jay Bruce single. The Mets’ other three runs were charged to Buddy Baumann, who started the sixth inning in relief but did not record an out. d’Arnaud scored on a Matt Reynolds double, Ty Kelly‘s single drove in Alejandro De Aza, and Reynolds scored on a ground out by Wilmer Flores after Brad Hand relieved Baumann.
Logan Verrett (3-8, 5.36) last just two and two-thirds innings, giving up eight runs on six hits and three walk with four strikeouts. After Verrett loaded the bases with just one out in the first inning, Ryan Schimpf hit his first career grand slam and Jabari Blash followed that up with a solo home run. Schimpf hit a two-run home run in the third inning and Christian Bethancourt hit a solo home run one out later.
Tonight’s second game has Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.79) taking the mound against Jacob deGrom (7-5, 2.35). First pitch is at 4:10pm PDT.