Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (61-62) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (77-45) last night in the second game of three at Petco Park, 8-0.

Ian Kennedy (8-11, 4.01) pitched six shutout innings, allowing seven hits and a walk with a season high ten strikeouts. In the seventh inning. Brandon Moss doubled and Tommy Pham singled off Kennedy to get Moss to third. Shawn Kelley, Marc Rzepczynski, and Bud Norris each faced and struck out one batter in relief of Kennedy.

Carlos Martinez (12-6, 2.85) kept it a close game, allowing just one run through the first six innings. Derek Norris led off the fourth inning with a triple, Cory Spangenberg reached on an infield single, Kennedy laid down a sacrifice bunt to get Spangenberg to second base, and Travis Jankowski hit into an RBI groundout to bring Norris home.

The seventh inning was a nightmare for the Cardinals. Alexi Amarista led off with a pinch-hit single, Jankowski bunted for a single, then Yangervis Solarte sacrifice bunted the runners over. Randy Choate relieved Martinez and proceeded to walk Yonder Alonso to load the bases. Seth Maness then came in to pitch and gave up a two-run single to Matt Kemp. Then a two-run double to Justin Upton. After getting Jedd Gyorko to ground out, Derek Norris reached on an error. Clint Barmes then doubled to drive in Upton and Amarista came up again and singled to score Norris. Maness was replaced by Tyler Lyons and Jankowski singled to drive in Barmes.

And now I need a break from typing.

This afternoon, Colin Rea (2-0, 4.22) takes the mound against Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85) with first pitch scheduled for 1:10pm PDT.


Padres show Cards how to do it in victory — Beth Maiman and Jay Paris (

Padres blow out Cardinals, win fifth straight — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Kennedy, bullpen combine to lift Padres to 8-0 win — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Padres score 7 in 7th, win 8-0 — Rick Hummel (St Louis Post-Dispatch)

MLB Box Score



Norris’ triple

Jankowski’s RBI groundout

Carpenter ejected

Solarte’s barehanded play

Kemp’s two-run single

Upton’s two-run double

Barmes’ RBI double

Amarista’s RBI single

Jankowski’s RBI infield single


San Diego Padres relief pitcher Bud Norris points to the dugout as he walks off the mound after getting a strike out to end the St. Louis Cardinals threat in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp sails through the air as he scores in the Padres’ seven-run seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez holds his head as he sits in the dugout during a seven-run rally by the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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  • ballybunion

    The Padres have just embarrassed the team with the best record in the majors by 9-3 and 8-0 scores, and there isn’t even a mention of it on the network baseball websites. The articles are about the no-hitter against the Dodgers, Donaldson vs. Trout, and the Mets exploding against the Rockies.

    Do the Cardinals have such power over the press that they can suppress bad news? Or might it be that the same national baseball press wrote all those “failure” articles after the trade deadline, and aren’t ready to back off on their dismissal of A. J. Preller and his “failed” off-season experiment?