Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending your evening at the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (59-68) lost 5-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks (54-75) in the first of three games at Chase Field in Phoenix. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 3.44) once again had trouble right from the start, giving up three runs in the first inning. And the Padres hitters were stymied by noted ace Josh Collmenter (9-7, 4.18).
Alexi Amarista was 2-for-3 with the lone Padres’ run scored in the ninth inning. David Peralta‘s strong throw got Amarista at third with two outs on a third inning single by Yangervis Solarte, who went 2-for-4. That was pretty much it for the Padres’ offense.
Padres can’t recover after Despaigne falters early (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Collmenter stifles Padres (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Brilliant Collmenter takes care of Padres (Adam Lichtenstein — MLB.com)
Collmenter and D-Backs Beat Padres 5-1 (Jose Romero — Associated Press)
Pomeranz and Sweeney on the call, AZ broadcasters on the other side. Mute it is.
— SingingFriar (@singingfriar) August 23, 2014
Welcome to Arizona, OD. #PPLive
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) August 23, 2014
Remember when Despaigne almost threw a no-hitter? Good times.
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) August 23, 2014
This game has not been good so far.
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) August 23, 2014
Did Josh Byrnes even know we had a Dominican academy?
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) August 23, 2014
Hey, bad luck for the Padres on back-to-back nights to run into Clayton Kershaw and, um, what's the Arizona pitcher's name again?
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) August 23, 2014
Almonte hit the wall hard.
— Billy Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) August 23, 2014
— Nicole Jean (@nicole_ehmu) August 23, 2014