Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (77-83) defeated the San Francisco Giants (86-74) 4-1 last night at AT&T Park. The Giants’ loss means they will not host a Wild Card Play-In game against either the Pittsburgh Pirates or the St Louis Cardinals, depending on how the NL Central race shakes out.
Ian Kennedy (13-13, 3.63) pitched seven innings last night, giving up the one Giants’ run on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. In so doing, Kennedy was the first Padres’ pitcher to log 200 innings pitched with 200 strikeouts in a season since Jake Peavy did it in 2007.
This afternoon at 1:05 pm PDT the Padres will send Eric Stults (8-17, 4.42) to the mound against the aforementioned Peavy (6-4, 2.20) in the penultimate game of the 2014 season.
Kennedy closes out season with strong win (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
Kennedy beats Giants, reaches 200/200 (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Loss ensures Giants will play Wild Card on road (Thomas Harding — MLB.com)
Giants lose chance of hosting wild-card game (Henry Schulman — San Francisco Chronicle)
Gyorko hasn't had an extra base hit in close to two weeks. SLG% is .328 in 2014.
— Tex Padre (@texpadres) September 27, 2014
Giants fans are verbally abusive.
— Daniel (@padrefan858) September 27, 2014
If Ian Kennedy gets through the bottom of the sixth here, he'll have hit the 200-inning mark. #RE22PECT
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) September 27, 2014
Seth Smith should do more of that.
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) September 27, 2014
If the #Padres win, Im popping the bubbly. Over 76 wins! The Byrnes curse will be lifted!
— RJ's Fro (@RJsFro) September 27, 2014