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 (62-66) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-78), 7-1, in the first of three games at Citizens Bank Park.
Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.94) threw 118 pitches in six and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. Bud Norris finished the seventh inning by getting Cesar Hernandez to ground out. Marc Rzepczynski started the eighth inning and gave up a single to Odubel Herrera, an RBI triple to Aaron Altherr, struck out Ryan Howard, and hit Andres Blanco with a pitch. Odrisamer Despaigne came in to pitch and pinch-hitter Jeff Francoeur hit an RBI double and Cameron Rupp hit a monstrous three-run home run.
Aaron Nola (5-1, 3.26) allowed the one Padres’ run on two hits and two walk with six strikeouts in seven innings. Justin Upton hit a solo home run with one out in the fourth inning. Jerome Williams recorded the save by pitching two scoreless innings.
Upton homers, but Padres fall to Phillies — Todd Zolecki and Michael Radano (MLB.com)
Padres crumble in 7-1 loss to Phillies — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Nola, Rupp lead Phillies past Padres — Aaron Bracy (The Associated Press)
Aaron Nola dominates in Phillies win — Ryan Lawrence (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Right before first pitch, Cashner and the Phanatic were giving each other dueling hexes. Love it, haha.
— jesse agler (@jesseagler) August 28, 2015
Play of the game in the bottom of the 1st?
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) August 28, 2015
Norris has to block that. He was really slow to react.
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) August 29, 2015
Philadelphia's ballpark is exponentially better looking than its fans. #SDvsPHI
— The Kept Faith (@thekeptfaith) August 29, 2015
Murphy sure loves having his Pitcher's throw a ton of pitches
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) August 29, 2015
That's the Padres sweet shortstop right there, Jedd Gyorko.
— William Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) August 29, 2015
I don't care how much people dislike Enberg; how can you rip on this guy when Sweeney has access to a mic? #Padres
— Jeremy (@Jeremy_Nash) August 29, 2015