Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub, soaking up all the hot Vedder Cup action. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (20-33) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (30-21). A lot fewer runs. Like 16-4. Like got beat really bad. Like.

James Shields (2-7, 4.28) lasted just two and two-thirds innings, giving up ten runs on eight hits and four walks with only one strikeout. Kyle Seager hit a three-run home run off Shields in the second inning and Seth Smith added another three-run shot off Shields in the third inning. Luis Perdomo relieved Shields and gave up a two-run home run to Franklin Gutierrez in the fourth inning, a solo home run to Smith in the fifth inning, and a three-run home run to Adam Lind, also in the fifth inning. That’s twelve runs just from home runs. I don’t even remember how they got the other four runs. Doesn’t matter anyway.

Of particular note, Christian Bethancourt played four positions, including pitching two-thirds of an inning in the eighth. Wil Myers moved from first base to left field and Derek Norris came into play first base, hitting in designated hitter Matt Kemp‘s spot. Alexi Amarista, who had come in for Alexei Ramirez in the sixth inning, finished up that inning, moving Adam Rosales to shortstop so Bethancourt could play second base. Rosales had replaced Yangervis Solarte at second base in the fifth inning. If you’re completely confused, join the club. I can’t make this stuff up, people.

Hisashi Iwakuma (4-4, 4.41) was perfect for the first four innings, until Solarte led off the fifth inning with a single. Iwakuma ended his day after seven innings pitched, giving up four runs on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Travis Jankowski hit a two-run home run and Matt Kemp followed up with a solo shot two outs later in the sixth inning. Hector Sanchez led off the seventh inning with a solo home run. That was all she wrote for the Padres.

Tonight, the series switches to Petco Park for two games starting at 7:10pm PDT. Christian Friedrich (1-1, 1.65) draws the short straw against Felix Hernandez (4-4, 2.86).


Recaps

Padres hit 3 HRs but lose to Mariners — Greg Johns and Jim Hoehn (MLB.com)

Padres reach nadir in 16-4 loss to Mariners — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Padres’ Bethancourt plays 4 positions, hits 96 mph on mound — Tim Booth (The Associated Press)

Seth Smith leads Mariners’ home-run barrage in 16-4 rout of Padres — Adam Jude (The Seattle Times)

MLB Box Score


Photos

San Diego Padres right fielder Travis Jankowski, left, and second baseman Yangervis Solarte watch as fans track a three-run home run hit by Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager in the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Mariners’ Seth Smith hits a three-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Seattle. Mariners’ Nori Aoki and Luis Sardinas scored on the play. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

San Diego Padres right fielder Travis Jankowski leaps as a fan catches a three-run home run hit by Seattle Mariners’ Seth Smith in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Mariners’ Seth Smith hits a solo home run as San Diego Padres catcher Christian Bethancourt looks on in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Seattle. It was Smith’s second home run of the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista, right, arrives at the mound to relieve Padres catcher Christian Bethancourt (12), who was pitching in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Seattle. Amarista finished the inning and the Mariners beat the Padres 16-4. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista, second from right, smiles as he talks to first base umpire Joe West, right, and home plate umpire Kerwin Danley, as he takes the mound from his position at shortstop to relieve Padres catcher Christian Bethancourt, who was pitching in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Seattle. Amarista finished the inning and the Mariners beat the Padres 16-4. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

 

 


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Videos

Smith safe after challenge

Seager’s three-run homer

Smith’s three-run homer

Gutierrez’s two-run homer

Smith’s second homer of the game

Lind’s three-run shot

Jankowski’s two-run homer

Kemp’s solo homer

Sanchez’s solo smash

Young fan gets a souvenir ball

Bethancourt’s eephus pitch


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