Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the weekend on pain meds after a minor medical procedure. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. And I was in a Norco haze.
The Padres (53-60) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (49-61) last night, 2-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park.
Ian Kennedy (7-10, 4.37) allowed just the one Cincinnati run in five innings on Jay Bruce‘s solo home run, the 200th home run of his career, to lead off the second inning. Kennedy surrendered two hits and six walks with four strikeouts. Interim manager Pat Murphy was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
David Holmberg (1-1, 3.06) gave up both Padres’ runs over six and two-thirds innings on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Justin Upton hit a two-run home run, his 20th of 2015, with Matt Kemp on first base and no outs in the fourth inning.
Tonight, Colin Rea makes his Major League debut in a Padres’ uniform as he gets the start versus Michael Lorenzen (3-7, 4.84) at 7:10pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (38-43) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-27) yesterday, 5-3 in eleven innings at Busch Stadium. Will Venable hit a two-run home run in the eleventh inning to break a 3-3 tie. Craig Kimbrel pitched the bottom of the eleventh for his 20th save.
Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.63) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks with six strikeouts. Ross loaded the bases in the first inning with one out and Yadier Molina ground out to the pitcher for the second out, allowing Matt Carpenter to score. In the fifth inning, Carpenter hit a one out line drive to center field to score Tim Cooney. After Jhonny Peralta struck out, Jason Heyward hit a two-out double to score Carpenter.
Cooney (0-0, 5.40), making only his second Major League start, almost matched Ross’ stat line exactly, pitching six innings while surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the second inning with one out to break the Padres’ streak of scoreless innings at 22. Solarte was ejected in the sixth inning for voicing his displeasure with some rather shoddy work by the umpires during the game. In the fourth, a two-out Austin Hedges single scored Justin Upton, but Hedges was then thrown out at second base to end the inning. Ross hit his first Major League home run with a solo shot in the fifth inning.
Tonight, Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.22) takes the mound against Michael Wacha (10-3, 2.77) at 5:15pm PDT.