Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (74-81) defeated the San Francisco Giants (84-71) 8-2 for a series sweep. Ian Kennedy (12-13, 3.76) recorded his 200th strikeout of the season, becoming just the fourth Padres pitcher (Kevin Brown, Jake Peavy [3x] & Clay Kirby ) to do it. Kennedy surrendered both Giants’ runs on a two-run home run by Chris Dominguez in the seventh.
Ryan Vogelsong (8-12, 3.96) gave up 4 runs (two earned) in five innings on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Most of the damage came in the sixth inning, as the Padres scored three runs to increase their lead to 4-0, knocking Vogelsong out of the game in the process.
Padres back Kennedy in sweeping Giants (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Kennedy reaches 200 K’s as Pads sweep (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Scuffling Giants fall into Wild Card tie with Bucs (Chris Haft — MLB.com)
— Barry M. Bloom (@Boomskie) September 21, 2014
There goes the no hitter
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) September 21, 2014
No sooner do I tweet that and Posey gets a hit. Of course.
— Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) September 21, 2014
Replace each lineup with eight random fans and this game would be about the same. Only hit through four innings in Posey's infield single.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) September 21, 2014
If Gyorko had busted it to 2nd, a force looked possible #Padres
— dave perek (@daveperek) September 21, 2014
the Giants know they're allowed to score runs, right?
— Matt Snyder (@MattSnyderCBS) September 21, 2014
— Sac Bunt Chris (@SacBuntChris) September 21, 2014
Second straight game Bruce Bochy will use at least three pitchers in the sixth inning. #September
— jesse agler (@jesseagler) September 21, 2014
Cameron Maybin wRC+: 85 Alexi Amarista wRC+: 75 Great call Bochy!
— Padres Prospects (@PadresProspects) September 21, 2014
Kennedy has actually been better on the road than he has been at Petco, which yes please.
— Pog Lankford (@poglankford) September 21, 2014
Padres get those 2 runs back. Grandal obviously thought he got all of it. He should know better by now.
— Kevin B. (@CornfedFriar) September 21, 2014