While You Were Coming Down Off Your Pain Meds – 2015 Game 113 (CIN vs SD)

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.


Upton’s homer enough to reward Kennedy — Corey Brock and Mark Sheldon (MLB.com)

Upton ties Petco record, Padres end skid — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Upton hits 2-run HR, Padres top Reds 2-1 to snap 6-game skid — Jay Paris (The Associated Press)

Bruce’s milestone not enough for Reds — C. Trent Rosecrans (Cincinnati Enquirer)

MLB Box Score



Bruce’s 200th career home run

Pena steals first base of season

Murphy’s ejection

Upton’s two-run shot

Hamilton’s diving catch

Fan catches foul ball in cap

Venable fouls ball into dugout

Bruce’s sliding catch


Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto strikes out swinging in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton high fives with Will Venable after his two-run homer against the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in San Diego. Matt Kemp, right, was on base at the time. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Cincinnati Reds’ Todd Frazier strikes out chasing an off speed pitch to end the seventh inning with a runner on base in a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, bottom, makes a sliding catch on a ball hit by San Diego Padres’ Clint Barmes as second baseman Brandon Phillips tries to avoid a collision in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

A big thank you to Padres Trail for taking the wheel while I was laid up this weekend. But, unfortunately for you, I’m back. Deal with it, haters.

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  • ballybunion

    Sorry to hear you were laid up. I won’t delve into the details, but I have to note on the bright side that ‘laid up’ is far better than ‘laid out’.

    As for the game, I was impressed by Upton’s opposite field homer, and Pat Murphy’s jaw to jaw arguing prowess. It looks like he didn’t contest a call but said “it was close”, and got tossed anyway. By the time he was done with his nose to nose “discussion”, it looked like the ump was sorry about having tossed him!

    Not that I have personal experience, but I imagine it’s not easy to put a home plate umpire with an erratic strike zone on his heels. He almost looked chastened. Almost.