Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening looting the soon-to-be-closed Randy Jones All-American Sports Grill as a favor to RJ’s Fro. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (25-30) defeated the Chicago White Sox (28-28) by a score of 4-1 last night in the series opener at US Cellular Field. Cameron Maybin and Yonder Alonso each had home runs. Maybin’s solo shot coming in the third inning gave the Padres an early lead. And Alonso added a 2-run homer in the eighth inning to put the nail in the White Sox’ coffin.
Ian Kennedy (4-6, 3.42) pitched six innings, giving up the one White Sox run on 4 hits and 3 walks with 9 strikeouts. White Sox starter John Danks (3-5, 4.66) pitched seven innings, surrendering only 2 runs on 8 hits and a walk with 4 strikeouts.
Padres play long ball for Kennedy in Chicago (Corey Brock – MLB.com)
Maybin homers as Padres down White Sox (Jeff Sanders – UT San Diego)
White Sox unable to back solid Danks vs. Padres (Scott Merkin – MLB.com)
Two-run homer in 8th dooms White Sox (Fred Mitchell – Chicago Tribune)
Kennedy cools off White Sox as Padres win 4-1 (Patrick Rose – Associated Press)
“In this day and age the bullpen is so important. Our guys have been pretty solid all year, pretty consistent. We saw that again tonight. We feel good about our ‘pen. It’s a big part of our early-season victories.”
Bud Black (Rose)
“It was the effectively wild approach.”
Ian Kennedy (Brock)
This is the stupidest team I've ever seen. My god.
— Oscar (@haha1721) May 31, 2014
Full disclosure: I didn't know how many outs there were either, but I was busy eating a hotdog.
— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) May 31, 2014
Shirtless Ian Kennedy! #wet
— Sac Bunt Chris (@SacBuntChris) May 31, 2014
"The guy wearing number 14 last year would've swung at that pitch." -Mark F_____g Kotsay after Tommy Medica drew a walk
— Jodi Paranal (@jodes0405) May 31, 2014
— Craig Medeiros (@craigmedy) May 31, 2014
Sweet stroke @YonderalonsoU
— The Abbot Costello (@DancingFriar) May 31, 2014
Yonder Alonso's wRC+ is all the way up to 71. Wild. #PPLive
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) May 31, 2014
Come for the wild pitches, stay for the presidential humor …
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) May 31, 2014
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) May 31, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) May 31, 2014