Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore watching Andrew Cashner throw two innings in a rehab start, spending most of the Padres game in the car beforehand thanks to traffic. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were
cursing at other drivers drinking.
The Padres (52-62) dropped the first game of their three games with the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-53) at PNC Park last night by a score of 2-1. Ian Kennedy (8-10, 3.51) took the loss despite a solid start (6 IP, 7 hits, 3 walks, 2 runs, 5 Ks), thanks to the Padres’ sputtering offense.
The lone Padres run came after a sacrifice fly from Seth Smith in the first inning to bring Everth Cabrera home after a double. The Padres managed to load the bases with no outs against Pirates’ starter Vance Worley (5-1, 2.30) in the sixth inning. But then Jedd Gyorko ground into a
5-3-2 5-2-3 double play and Yonder Alonso hit a fly ball to left field to end the inning.
Kennedy solid but bats falter vs. Bucs (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Padres let chances slip through fingers (Jeff Sanders — UT San Diego)
Worley, Harrison stay hot at packed PNC Park (Alex M. Smith — MLB.com)
Worley, bullpen shackle Padres in 2-1 win (Bill Brink — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
“It wasn’t my best stuff, but you try to battle through it. … You try to limit the damage and grind through it. I’m still not 100 percent. But it’s slowly getting better.”
Ian Kennedy (Brock)