Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (47-53) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (52-48) at Citi Field in the first of three games, 4-0.
The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard (5-5, 2.70) was perfect through the first six innings until Will Venable led off the seventh inning with a single and Yangervis Solarte reached on an error by Ruben Tejada. Matt Kemp struck out and Justin Upton hit into an inning-ending double play. Yonder Alonso led off the eighth inning with a double, but Derek Norris, Jedd Gyorko, and Alexi Amarista left him standing at second base to end the inning. With Tyler Clippard pitching, Abraham Almonte led off the ninth inning with a double as well, but Venable, Solarte, and Kemp left him stranded.
James Shields (8-4, 3.77) only made one mistake, and it resulted in a two-run home run for Lucas Duda in the first inning. Shields was pulled after Juan Lagares led off the Mets’ eighth inning with a double. Curtis Granderson then hit a 1-1 pitch from Shawn Kelley into the upper deck in right field.
Padres’ offense can’t back Shields in tough loss — Anthony DiComo and Joe Trezza (MLB.com)
Syndergaard dominates Shields, Padres — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Syndergaard dominates, Mets hit 2 homers to beat Padres 4-0 — Mike Fitzpatrick (The Associated Press)
Syndergaard not perfect, but masterful as Mets blank Padres — Fred Kerber (New York Post)
— Brady Phelps (@LobShots) July 28, 2015
Well that worked out well for the Padres. Not being sarcastic this time.
— Kevin B. (@CornfedFriar) July 28, 2015
Leave it to a Fox sports channel to pick out Bill O’Reilly in the crowd at a ballgame.
— Aaron Waldron (@waldo_aaron) July 28, 2015
James Big Bang Shields.
— William Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) July 28, 2015
Enberg calls Seatlle 'the Emerald State'
— Vedder Cup (@VedderCup) July 29, 2015
Anytime I join a Padres game late and they have no runs, I have to immediately check to see if they're being no-hit. Yep.
— SanDiegoJosh (@SanDiegoJosh) July 29, 2015
The Padres have never had a perfect game thrown against them. So they have that going for them.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) July 29, 2015
At least the hot takes are at all-star form. #Padres
— Jeremy (@Jeremy_Nash) July 29, 2015
Mets have never thrown perfect game. Their only no-hitter, by Johan Santana, was bogus; ump blew a call & no replay to overturn.
— Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) July 29, 2015
Oh man Padres Twitter will burn down tonight if this ends up a perfect game….
— Chris Garcia (@sportsbrain) July 29, 2015
Base hit! Suck it, Enberg!
— William Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) July 29, 2015
WILL VENABLE: America's Finest City's Sweetheart!
— Jodes Paranal (@jodes0405) July 29, 2015
Sorry. Just turned on the game. Sorry. My bad. Sorry about that.
— Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) July 29, 2015
Justin Upton wants to be a Padre forever
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) July 29, 2015
Just in case you weren’t paying attention – yes, that Curtis Granderson home run went to the upper deck.
— Aaron Waldron (@waldo_aaron) July 29, 2015
Here comes the lumber for the Padres! pic.twitter.com/hugUYTLTIJ
— Kevin B. (@CornfedFriar) July 29, 2015