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

The Padres (10-9) scored less runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (11-6) last night, 11-8, and it wasn’t even that close. Ian Kennedy (0-1, 10.80) was hit hard and hit early, lasting just four and a third innings [which was probably two innings more than he should have been in there] giving up eight runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Andre Ethier hit two home runs off of Kennedy. Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick did too. Juan Uribe hit one off of Chris Rearick, who finished the fifth inning for Kennedy.

Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 5.87) pitched five innings, surrendering six runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts before leaving with what was later reported as tightness in his right elbow. Wil Myers led off the bottom of the first inning with his third home run. Justin Upton hit two home runs off of McCarthy.

This afternoon will have Brandon Morrow (0-0, 3.15) taking the mound against the Dodgers and Scott Baker (0-0, 0.00) at 1:10pm PDT in the final game of the series at Petco Park.


J-Up homers twice as Padres fall to Dodgers — Corey Brock and Ken Gurnick (

Dodgers pound Padres pitching — Kirk Kenney (UT San Diego)

Gonzalez’s three-run homer leads Dodgers to 11-8 win over Padres — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

MLB Box Score




Myers’ leadoff solo homer

J. Upton’s two-run shot

J. Upton’s second homer

Alonso’s leadoff triple

Kemp ejected following strikeout


This game summed up in GIF form.

You are encouraged to comment using an exisitng Twitter, Facebook, or Google account. Upvote comments you find helpful, and only downvote comments that do not belong. The downvote is not a 'disagree' button.

  • Pat

    It’s fewer runs, not less runs.

    • VivaJackMurphy

      That’s been bothering me for a while but I didn’t want to say anything.

    • You’re absolutely right. “I’m stupid” is the only reason I can come up with.

      • Pat

        Now, now, don’t be so hard on yourself! It’s not easy being a ghost and maintaining a blog! 🙂

      • I’ve never claimed I was actually any good at writing.

    • ballybunion

      I’m old enough to remember when gasoline tanker trucks were labeled “Inflammable”. People thought it meant just the opposite of what it means, so the ersatz word “flammable was invented to stop people from smoking next to gasoline tanker trucks. “Fewer” is more accurate than “less”, but in our laissez-faire society where everybody wins and nobody loses, I now view both words as interchangeable, like Flammable and Inflammable. After all, if you prefer a pitcher’s duel over a slug fest, you’ll likely use the term ‘less is more’ instead of ‘fewer is more”.

      • I’m just trying to avoid using the words “lose” and “win” at all costs and any derivations. I’m sometimes too smart for my own good.