While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 161 (SD at LAD)

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

The Padres (74-87) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (91-70) last night at Dodger Stadium, 2-1. The loss guaranteed a top-10 protected pick in next year’s draft. So, they’ve got that going for them. Which is nice.

Robbie Erlin (1-2, 4.76) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks with four strikeouts. Justin Turner hit a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. In the fourth inning, back-to-back singles by Howie Kendrick and Turner led to Kendrick scoring on a double play groundout by Adrian Gonzalez.

Zack Greinke (19-3, 1.66) struck out eight in eight innings, allowing the one run on an Austin Hedges solo home run in the fifth inning. The Padres managed just four hits and a walk off Greinke.

In the season finale this afternoon, Frank Garces (0-0, 5.00) will start the game against Clayton Kershaw (16-7, 2.16) in what is being called “Bullpen Day.” In that the Padres’ bullpen will have to combine to throw a full nine inning game, at the very least. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10pm PDT.


Recaps

Erlin strong, but Padres fall to Greinke, LA — Corey Brock and Steve Bourbon (MLB.com)

Murphy focuses on Padres’ positives — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Greinke, Dodgers top Padres 2-1 to clinch home field in NLDS — Beth Harris (The Associated Press)

Dodgers beat Padres 2-1, clinch home-field advantage against Mets — Alex Shultz (Los Angeles Times)

MLB Box Score


Photos

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Robbie Erlin delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

San Diego Padres’ Austin Hedges, right, celebrates his solo home run with starting pitcher Robbie Erlin, left, against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)


Tweets


Videos

Turner slugs a solo shot

Amarista’s beautiful diving grab

Kendrick scores on double play

Hedges’ solo blast

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