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

The Padres (25-27) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-24) last night, 7-1, splitting the four-game series at Petco Park.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3, 4.56) had his best start of the season, pitching eight innings and only allowing the one run on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Gregory Polanco hit a solo home run with one out in the seventh inning for the Pirates’ only run.

Jeff Locke (3-3, 5.34) lasted just four innings, giving up all seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Jedd Gyorko started the Friars’ scoring with a two-RBI single in the first inning to score Yangervis Solarte and Derek Norris. In the second, Clint Barmes scored on a Norris line drive that popped out of the glove of Pirates’ 1B Pedro Alvarez for an error. Will Middlebrooks‘ seventh home run of the season came in the third with no outs and Matt Kemp on first base. Barmes came up later that inning with an RBI single to score Will Venable. Middlebrooks’ sacrifice fly in the fourth scored Norris and made it 7-0.

Tonight the New York Mets (28-23) come to Petco Park for three games. Andrew Cashner (2-7, 3.00) takes the hill against Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.71) at 7:10pm PDT.


Middlebrooks leads Padres’ rout of Pirates — Barry M. Bloom and Corey Brock (

Now, OD rolling in right direction — Jeff Sanders (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Locke struggles in Pirates’ 7-1 loss to Padres — Bill Brink (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB Box Score




Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is tagged out by San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko attempting to steal second during the first inning at Petco Park. (Jake Roth/USA Today Sports)


Norris nabs Cutch

Gyorko’s two-run single

Solarte’s diving grab

Barmes scores on error

Norris shaken up

Middlebrooks’ two-run homer

Middlebrooks’ sac fly

The Game Summary In GIF Form…

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