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

San Diego (25-28) lost by a touchdown got shut out by Jacob deGrom and New York Mets (29-23), 7-0, in front of 21,893 mostly Noo Yawk fans at Petco Park.  deGrom’s fastball and another anemic performance by the Padre offense saddled Andrew Cashner with his 8th loss of the year.  The Padres defense also allowed yet another unearned run in the first, meaning Cashner has given up 13 unearned runs this year – most in the majors.

Any no-hitter or shut out drama for the Padres ended after seven pitches.  Daniel Murphy‘s RBI single staked the Mets to the quick 1-0 lead.  They would add that unearned run as well.  After that, Cashner pitched fairly well, setting a career high for strikeouts with 12 in his 4 2/3.  Problem was, he had horrible batted ball luck, and could not get Ruben Tejada or Murphy out.  Combined, the two infielders went 6 for 6, scored 3 runs, and drove in 3 on four singles, a double, and a home run.

Ultimately manager Bud Black left Cashner in too long, trying in vain to get him through 5.  After Murphy’s HR, Michael Cuddyer hit the next pitch off the wall in LF for a double.  Cash struck out Wilmer Flores looking – which would have been a good point to pull him; Shawn Kelley seemed warm, and Andrew had thrown 94 pitches – but Black stayed with the big Texan, who gave up consecutive singles scoring 2 additional runs, blowing the game open.

In the end it didn’t matter.  deGrom held the Padres hitless until Clint Barmes led off the sixth with a single.  Jacob worked the outside corner to everybody, and that corner seemed to get bigger as the game went on, as did the Padres frustation. Eventually Matt Kemp got ejected for arguing a ball/strike call; Bud Black followed him to the clubhouse shortly after.  That said, it didn’t appear Kemp showed home plate umpire Dan Iassonga up before he was tossed.  There was a time in baseball when a hitter (or catcher) could object to a pitch call quietly, so long as it wasn’t obvious to the rest of the ball park.  Guess that unwritten rule has been lost to history too.

Today the Shell of Ian Kennedy will face Met wunderkind Noah Syndergaard.


Padres shut down by Mets deGrom – Dennis Lin (SDUT)

Jacob deGrom flirts with a no-hitter and settles for another win – Tim Rohan (NY Times)

deGrom dominates Padres with a capital D – Corey Brock/Anthony DiComo (MLBAM)


“I thought I had some of the best stuff I’ve had this season. Some balls just fell in. I think the main mistake was the home run on a hanging slider” — Cashner.

“Sixteen strikeouts and one walk. That’s a very unique box score” — Black on the line his pitchers compiled. (Brock)



The San Diego Padres vs. The New York Mets at Petco Park. Left to Right: Third Base Ump Dale Scott, San Diego Padres right fielder Matt Kemp (27),Third Base Ump Dale Scott, Padres Manager Bud Black and Home Plate Ump Dan Iassogna get in an argument in the 8th inning resulting in both Bud Black and Matt Kemp being ejected. (Sean M. Haffey/San Diego Union-Tribune)

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