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 (26-36) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (28-33), 7-5, last night in the first of three games at Coors Field.
Andrew Cashner left the game after just six pitches with upper back & neck tightness. Luis Perdomo (1-2, 9.50) took over and pitched five and two-thirds innings, striking out seven while giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk. Nolan Arenado hit a two-run home run with DJ LeMahieu on base in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Carlos Gonzalez crossed the plate when Gerardo Parra reached on an error. Nick Hundley then knocked in Trevor Story one out later. In the eighth inning, Mark Reynolds‘ RBI single brought Story across the plate for the Rockies’ fifth run.
Jon Gray (4-2, 5.33) struck out seven batters in seven innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks. In the third inning, Alexei Ramirez scored on Jon Jay‘s ground out. Wil Myers‘ sacrifice fly then scored Perdomo. Melvin Upton Jr.‘s solo home run put the Padres ahead in the fourth inning. Jay’s ground-rule double scored Ramirez in the ninth inning. A three-run home run by Myers followed, scoring Jay and Alexi Amarista.
This afternoon starting at 1:10pm PDT, Erik Johnson (0-2, 6.94) makes his Padres’ debut against Tyler Chatwood (7-4, 2.79).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (66-73) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (57-81), 2-1, last night at Petco Park.
Colin Rea (2-2, 4.26) pitched seven shutout innings, giving up two hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Kevin Quackenbush threw a perfect eighth inning. But Craig Kimbrel gave up a game-tying home run to Nolan Arenado with two outs in the ninth inning.
Jon Gray (0-0, 5.17) also shutout the Padres over his five innings of work with two hits, two walks, and six strikeouts. Luckily, Walt Weiss pulled Gray and brought in Gonzalez German to pitch the sixth inning. Wil Myers led off the inning with a home run to left field. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Cory Spangenberg led off with a double and advanced to third base on pinch-hitter Clint Barmes‘ sacrifice bunt. Brett Wallace then pinch-hit for Travis Jankowski and hit a fielder’s choice to the shortstop. The throw by Jose Reyes was not in time as Spangenberg crossed the plate.
Tonight, James Shields (10-6, 3.83) takes the hill against Chris Rusin (5-7, 4.78). First pitch is scheduled for 6:10pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (56-61) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (47-68) last night at Coors Field, 7-5.
Andrew Cashner (4-12, 4.20) gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over five innings. Carlos Gonzalez ground-out in the first inning to score Charlie Blackmon. In the third inning, Nolan Arenado‘s two-run single plated Jon Gray and Jose Reyes. Cashner started the sixth inning, but walked Gonzalez and Arenado singled. Pat Murphy brought in Marc Rzepczynski who proceeded to let both runners advance on a wild pitch. A Ben Paulsen sacrifice fly brought Gonzalez in to score. Bud Norris then replaced Rzepczynski. DJ LeMahieu singled and Arenado was called out after the ball hit him as he ran to third base. LeMahieu stole second base, reaching third base on an error, and then scored on former Padre Nick Hundley‘s single to left field.
Gray (0-0, 2.40) shut the Padres down in his five innings, giving up just one run on four hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Rockies’ manager Walt Weiss pulled Gray after just 69 pitches. And that’s when the Padres struck. The Friars scored three runs off reliever Gonzalez Germen in the sixth inning on a Justin Upton RBI single and Jedd Gyorko‘s two-run double. In the ninth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. reached on a throwing error by Hundley, bringing Derek Norris home. Pinch-hitter Brett Wallace then singled to score Cory Spangenberg, who reached on a pinch-hit bunt single. Upton Jr. then scored on a Yangervis Solarte sacrifice fly.
This afternoon Ian Kennedy (7-10, 4.37) starts the final game of the three-game series at Coors Field against Chris Rusin (3-5, 4.43). First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm PDT.