Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a rainy Sunday afternoon taking cover at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. And watching Back To The Future II and III on AMC during the rain delay.
The Padres (43-49) had their game against the Colorado Rockies (39-51) called during the fifth inning due to rain. That’s right. I said rain. The first game to be rained out at Petco Park since April 4, 2006.
Since they will be starting from scratch when the game is made up September 10th, Andrew Cashner (3-10, 4.10) and Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.80) stats remain the same. It will be like it never happened. Including Will Middlebrooks‘ two errors at shortstop and Matt Kemp‘s two doubles. Never existed.
Tomorrow night at 7:10pm PDT, the San Francisco Giants (49-43) come to Petco Park for three games. Ian Kennedy (4-9, 4.91) gets the start against the Giants’ Tim Hudson (5-7, 4.68).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (41-49) scored more runs than the Texas Rangers (42-46) yesterday afternoon, 2-1, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX, to wrap up the proverbial first half of the 2015 season.
Tyson Ross (6-7, 3.34) looked a lot like his 2014 self, throwing for six and two-thirds innings while allowing no runs on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Ross was pulled with two outs in the seventh after a double by Adrian Beltre and a groundout to shortstop put Beltre on third base. Brandon Maurer struck out Rougned Odor to end the inning. While pitching the ninth, on the way to his 23rd save of the season, Craig Kimbrel allowed the Rangers’ only run on an Odor single to bring Beltre around from second base.
Yovani Gallardo (7-8, 2.62) was nearly as tough as Ross, allowing one run on six hits and four walk with three strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. In the second inning, Will Venable tripled then scored on a Will Middlebrooks ground ball that Odor threw away trying to get Venable out at the plate. Jedd Gyorko‘s single to left field in the seventh inning off Keone Kela brought Justin Upton in to score the Padres’ second and final run of the day.
The Padres, like the rest of Major League Baseball, are off for the next four days. Their next game is Friday, July 17th at 7:10pm PDT against the Colorado Rockies (39-49). TBA is taking the mound for the Friars against the dreaded TBD of the Rockies.
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 (39-49) scored fewer runs than the Texas Rangers (42-44) at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX, 4-3, to extend the Padres losing streak to six games.
Ian Kennedy (4-9, 4.91) lasted just four and a third innings, giving up all four Rangers’ run (three earned) on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Delino DeShields scored on a sacrifice fly from Prince Fielder (to 3B Will Middlebrooks. See first video below.) in the first inning to put the Rangers on the board first. In the third inning, Rougned Odor tripled to lead-off the inning and scored on a Carlos Corporan ground out to second base. Fielder and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back solo home runs in the fourth inning with no outs to finish off the scoring for Texas. Dale Thayer, Odrisamer Despaigne, and Shawn Kelley pitched three and two-thirds innings of shutout relief for Kennedy.
Wandy Rodriguez (6-4, 4.07) pitched five and a third innings — giving up just one run on a lead-off home run from Melvin Upton Jr. in the sixth inning — on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. In the eighth inning, Yonder Alonso walked, got to third base on a double by Matt Kemp, and scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Justin Upton. Kemp then stole third base and scored on a throwing error.
Tonight’s game matches up James Shields (7-3, 3.88) against Colby Lewis (8-4, 4.83) at 6:05pm PDT in Arlington.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
An unscheduled home run derby occurred yesterday afternoon as the Padres (37-41) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-39), 6-4 at Petco Park.
Matt Kemp led off the game with his sixth home run of the season. Derek Norris hit two home runs, a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo home run in the sixth inning. For the Diamondbacks, Welington Castillo hit a three-run home run in the second inning, David Peralta had a solo home run in the third inning, and John Lamb added a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.94) pitched five and two-third innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Padres manager Pat Murphy pulled Despaigne with one on and two outs in the sixth to bring in left-handed reliever Frank Garces to pitch to Lamb. That didn’t work out so well.
Chase Anderson (4-2, 3.66) gave up all four Padres’ runs over seven innings on five hits and a walk with one strikeout.
The Padres have a day off tomorrow before finishing up the Vedder Cup with two games against the Seattle Mariners (34-42) on Tuesday night. Ian Kennedy (4-6, 5.09) is penciled in to start against Mike Montgomery (2-2, 2.04) at 7:10pm PDT at Petco Park.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the afternoon at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach with your former roommate and his wife visiting San Diego on their honeymoon. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while I was (day) drinking.
The Padres (35-40) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (40-33), 13-8, yesterday in the final game of three at AT&T Park.
James Shields (7-2, 4.24) lasted just four innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. The Giants scored two runs in the first inning on a single by Joe Panik and a triple — one of four by Giants’ hitters — by Brandon Belt. In the fourth inning, singles by Gregor Blanco, Chris Heston, and Angel Pagan scored another three runs against Shields. A Buster Posey single in the fifth inning was the end of Shields’ day, but not the runs charged to him, as Blanco drove in Posey after Frank Garces retired two Giants. In the seventh inning, a Brandon Crawford triple and a Blanco sacrifice fly scored two more runs for the Giants. In the eighth inning, a Matt Duffy single and Posey and Crawford doubles combined to add another four runs.
Heston (8-5, 3.73) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. The Giants’ bullpen made it a game though, as Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez combined to give up five runs on four hits and a walk in the eighth inning, all without getting a single Padres’ batter out. Sergio Romo finally ended the Padres’ eighth inning — but not without giving up the eighth Padres’ run — on three hits and a strikeout. Matt Kemp hit his fifth home run, a two-run shot with Clint Barmes on second base, off Romo.
The Friars return to San Diego and Petco Park tonight at 7:10pm PDT. The Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37) are in town for three games.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after going out to have coffee with friends & peruse the books at Barnes & Noble. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were doing that stuff I just said.
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).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (28-28) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (23-30) last night, 6-2, in a game interrupted by a rain delay of one hour and nine minutes with two outs in the top of the sixth inning.
Tyson Ross (3-5, 3.75) gave up the two runs in five innings on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. Both Reds’ runs came in the fifth inning on a Joey Votto single, scoring Tucker Barnhart and Billy Hamilton. Dale Thayer, Brandon Maurer, Joaquin Benoit, and Frank Garces each pitched a shutout inning in relief, with only one hit off Garces in the ninth inning.
Raisel Iglesias (1-1, 5.11) was sent to the DL with a strained oblique before the game, so rookie Jon Moscot (0-1, 7.20) was called up to take Iglesias’ start. Moscot got behind early and Reds were never able to recover.
The Padres loaded the bases with one out in the first inning, then Yonder Alonso walked, scoring Derek Norris. Will Middlebrooks then hit a sacrifice fly to center field, allowing Justin Upton to score. Will Venable hit a solo home run with one out in the second inning. In the third inning, Middlebrooks hit another solo home run. In the sixth inning, Alexi Amarista hit a double to score Cory Spangenberg in the sixth inning, then the rain delay began. In the seventh inning, Norris hit a solo home run for the Padres final run on the night.
This afternoon, Andrew Cashner (2-8, 3.46) starts against Michael Lorenzen (1-1, 3.06) at 1:10pm PDT in the second of three games from Great American Ballpark.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (27-28) scored more runs than the New York Mets (29-24) last night, 7-3, to win their three game series at Petco Park.
James Shields (7-0, 3.58) remained undefeated, allowing two runs in seven innings on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Curtis Granderson scored the Mets’ first run with one out in the sixth on a Ruben Tejada double to left field. The second run came in the seventh inning on a Anthony Recker single to score Wilmer Flores with one out. Recker scored the Mets’ third run in the ninth inning when Kevin Plawecki hit a pinch-hit double off Craig Kimbrel, who pitched the ninth inning in a non-save situation.
Dillon Gee (0-3, 4.46) only lasted four innings, giving up seven runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk with just one strikeout. In the first inning, Yonder Alonso was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Derek Norris. Justin Upton then scored on a Will Middlebrooks sacrifice fly to center field.
In the fourth inning, Cory Spangenberg and Alexi Amarista crossed the plate on a Will Venable single to right field.
Alonso reached on a fielder’s choice and reached second base in the fifth inning as Gee made a throwing error to home trying to get Upton out. A Middlebrooks’ single then scored Matt Kemp and Alonso.
The Friars travel to Cincinnati today to take on the Reds (22-29) for three games starting tomorrow. Tyson Ross (2-5, 3.76) takes on Raisel Iglesias (1-1, 5.11) Friday evening at 4:10pm PDT.
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (26-28) scored more runs than the New York Mets (29-23) last night, 7-2, in the second of three games at Petco Park.
Ian Kennedy (3-5, 6.60) pitched six innings and allowed both Mets’ runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Michael Cuddyer singled to score Ruben Tejada in the first inning. Cuddyer scored the second run in the sixth inning on a single by Wilmer Flores.
Noah Syndergaard (2-3, 3.77) came into the game with a sub-2 ERA, but left after just four innings with seven runs on ten hits and zero walks with ten strikeouts. It was the second game in a row where a starting pitcher pitched less than five innings while striking out ten batters after Andrew Cashner did it on Monday.
Alexi Amarista had a single deflect off of Syndergaard’s glove to score Yonder Alonso and Will Middlebrooks with no outs in the second inning. Will Venable then tripled to knock in Amarista and Cory Spangenberg after Kennedy successfully executed a sacrifice bunt — only the second one of the season by a Padres pitcher.
Spangenberg came up in the third inning with two outs and Alonso on first base and was called out at third base before Alonso crossed the plate. But the call was overturned on review, giving Spangenberg a triple. Derek Norris hit a home run to left field with Venable on first base in the fourth inning to round out the Padres scoring on the night.
Tonight at 6:10pm PDT, James Shields (6-0, 3.69) takes the mound in the rubber game against the Mets’ Dillon Gee (0-2, 3.86).
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (25-27) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-24) last night, 7-1, splitting the four-game series at Petco Park.
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3, 4.56) had his best start of the season, pitching eight innings and only allowing the one run on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Gregory Polanco hit a solo home run with one out in the seventh inning for the Pirates’ only run.
Jeff Locke (3-3, 5.34) lasted just four innings, giving up all seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Jedd Gyorko started the Friars’ scoring with a two-RBI single in the first inning to score Yangervis Solarte and Derek Norris. In the second, Clint Barmes scored on a Norris line drive that popped out of the glove of Pirates’ 1B Pedro Alvarez for an error. Will Middlebrooks‘ seventh home run of the season came in the third with no outs and Matt Kemp on first base. Barmes came up later that inning with an RBI single to score Will Venable. Middlebrooks’ sacrifice fly in the fourth scored Norris and made it 7-0.
Tonight the New York Mets (28-23) come to Petco Park for three games. Andrew Cashner (2-7, 3.00) takes the hill against Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.71) at 7:10pm PDT.