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.


Recaps

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)

MLB Box Score


Quote

“It’s been 3 of my favorite years of my life.”
Huston Street on his time in San Diego (Fox Sports San Diego)


Tweets


Video

Granderson’s stumble

Nelson’s RBI single

Amarista’s RBI single

Headley’s two-run single

Nelson fields deflection

Amarista’s great stop


Photo

San Diego Padres second baseman Chris Nelson, right, comes off the base as New York Mets’ Curtis Granderson steals second during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 18, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

New York Mets closing pitcher Jenrry Mejia celebrates after the last out against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Friday, July 18, 2014, in San Diego. The Mets won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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