While You Were (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 58 (SD at CIN)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (29-29) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (24-31) yesterday. Zero is fewer than four, right? Math is hard.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 4.72) was smashed up by the Reds’ hitter — specifically Jay Bruce — giving up all four runs in six innings on nine hits and no walks with three strikeouts. Bruce had two home runs, a monster solo shot to right field in the second inning and a three-run home run in the sixth inning, for all four RBI for the Reds.

Johnny Cueto (4-4, 2.64) was almost the exact opposite of Despaigne, pitching seven shutout innings while allowing four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.

The Padres travel to Atlanta for four games against the Braves starting this evening at 4:10pm PDT. Ian Kennedy (3-5, 6.60) takes the mound against Shelby Miller (5-2, 1.89). Also, Abraham Almonte was optioned to AAA El Paso to make room for Melvin Upton Jrwho was activated from the disabled list after his rehab assignment.


Padres blanked by Reds on 4 hits — Corey Brock and Robert Bondy (MLB.com)

Padres fall, call up another Upton — Chris Jenkins (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Cueto, Bruce help Reds avoid sweep by Padres — John Fay (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Padres shut down in 4-0 loss to Reds — Mark Schmetzer (The Associated Press)

MLB Box Score



Bruce’s solo blast

Despaigne tags out Schumaker

Despaigne’s quick snag

Despaigne’s first double

Bruce’s three-run shot


Padres first baseman (and former Red) Yonder Alonso breaks his bat in the first inning. (Photo: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)

San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton blows a gum bubble while at bat in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A fan reaches for a three-run home run hit by Cincinnati Reds’ Jay Bruce after San Diego Padres right fielder Matt Kemp (27) gave pursuit in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Reds won 4-0. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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  • ballybunion

    Yes, zero is fewer than any other number. It’s math, but that part is easy to understand, especially since no pitcher or team has ever won a regulation game where they scored zero runs. Even when the Padres are playing well, winning more than they lose, as they have the last couple weeks, those zeros keep coming up, and I’m becoming concerned. A team that racks up as many zeros as the Padres have may yet make it to the post-season, but how long will that post-season run be?