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 (41-55) started off the proverbial “second half of the season” in much the same way they ended the first half, losing to the New York Mets (46-50) by a score of 5-4. Joaquin Benoit gave up a run to the Mets in the ninth inning to break a 4-4 tie. The Padres were then shutout in their half of the inning to end the game.
Ian Kennedy gave up four runs quickly in the first inning, then settled down to pitch five innings with six hits, three walks, and four strikeouts. Mets’ starter Bartolo Colon also pitched five innings on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts.
Before the game the Padres called up Chris Nelson from AAA El Paso to replace Irving Falu, who was reclaimed off of waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. Nelson went 2-for-4 with a RBI and had a couple of nice plays at second base.
After the game the Padres announced Huston Street and minor league pitcher Trevor Gott were traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for four minor leaguers: Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon, and Elliot Morris.
Tonight at 5:40 pm PDT the Friars will have Tyson Ross (7-10, 2.85) taking the mound following his non-appearance in the All-Star Game on Tuesday against the Mets and Dillon Gee (4-1, 2.56). It’s Andrew Cashner Camo Replica Jersey Night for all in attendance.
Padres stumble late after rally in four-run fifth (Will Laws – MLB.com)
Benoit falters in ninth as Mets win opener (Jeff Sanders – UT San Diego)
d’Arnaud lifts Mets with ninth-inning RBI hit (Anthony DiComo – MLB.com)
Travis d’Arnaud drives in winning run with two outs in ninth inning as Mets edge rallying Padres, 5-4 (Kristie Ackert – New York Daily News)
“It’s been 3 of my favorite years of my life.”
Huston Street on his time in San Diego (Fox Sports San Diego)
It's a little strange to hear a #Padres broadcast with neither Dick Enberg nor Mark Grant.
— Friars On Base (@FriarsOnBase) July 19, 2014
It turns out hiring pigeons to patrol the outfield isn't the new Moneyball. #PPLive
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) July 19, 2014
Gotta pound Colon early. #phrasing
— Billy Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) July 19, 2014
Chris Nelson: At home in Breakfasttown
— Joe Lies (@TheThinGwynn) July 19, 2014
Take another four days off Padres
— Kevin Thompson (@ParkAtThePark) July 19, 2014
Love how everyone in the "Fan of the Game" shot looks like they'd rather be anywhere else. #PPLive
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) July 19, 2014
THE PADRES HAVE SCORED TWO RUNS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO WIN NOW
— Craig Elsten (@619sports) July 19, 2014
There's a number next to the SD on the @Padres . Is that a glitch? What is the meaning if this sorcery?!
— Cesar Torres (@WordOfTorres) July 19, 2014
— Sac Bunt Chris (@SacBuntChris) July 19, 2014
— Emma Span (@emmaspan) July 19, 2014
The Padres broadcast booth is oddly in some parallel universe where social media doesn't exist. I wonder what music is like on their world.
— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) July 19, 2014
— GAVIN (@CT2SD) July 19, 2014
Oh god. Amarista just made a play at SS. He may stay there now.
— Aaron Waldron (@waldo_aaron) July 19, 2014
Sometimes I'd rather eat glass than watch Venable hit in critical situations.
— Padres Jagoff (@PadresJagoff) July 19, 2014