Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (47-53) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (52-48) at Citi Field in the first of three games, 4-0.
The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard (5-5, 2.70) was perfect through the first six innings until Will Venable led off the seventh inning with a single and Yangervis Solarte reached on an error by Ruben Tejada. Matt Kemp struck out and Justin Upton hit into an inning-ending double play. Yonder Alonso led off the eighth inning with a double, but Derek Norris, Jedd Gyorko, and Alexi Amarista left him standing at second base to end the inning. With Tyler Clippard pitching, Abraham Almonte led off the ninth inning with a double as well, but Venable, Solarte, and Kemp left him stranded.
James Shields (8-4, 3.77) only made one mistake, and it resulted in a two-run home run for Lucas Duda in the first inning. Shields was pulled after Juan Lagares led off the Mets’ eighth inning with a double. Curtis Granderson then hit a 1-1 pitch from Shawn Kelley into the upper deck in right field.
Tonight, Tyson Ross (6-8, 3.45) is scheduled to take on Bartolo Colon (9-9, 4.60) at 4:10pm PDT in game two of the series from Citi Field.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (32-35) scored fewer runs than the Oakland A’s (28-39), 6-5, yesterday at Petco Park in Pat Murphy‘s debut as the Padres’ interim manager.
Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.45) surrendered five runs in five innings on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. The
sad strange part was he kept the A’s hitless through the first four innings until Max Muncy‘s double to right field with one out in the fifth. Ben Zobrist hit a two-run home run with no outs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and drive Cashner from the game.
Scott Kazmir (3-4, 2.84) also pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Austin Hedges hit his first Major League home run with a solo shot to left field with one out in the third inning. With one out in the fourth inning, Clint Barmes drove in Justin Upton from third base with a bunt single. In the fifth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. scored on an attempted steal of home that turned into a balk for Kazmir. In the eighth inning, J Upton ground into a double play that allowed M Upton to score from third base. Matt Kemp then followed by hitting his first home run at Petco Park with a two-out solo shot to left center.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth with a tie game at 5-5, and Eric Sogard singled to drive in Billy Burns from second base for the final run of the game. Tyler Clippard struck out Will Venable, Cory Spangenberg, and pinch-hitter Derek Norris to end the game.
The Friars now race to try to beat the Athletics to Oakland, with another two games with the A’s at O.co Coliseum starting tonight at 7:05pm PDT. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 4.38) gets the start tonight against Jesse Chavez (2-6, 2.64).