Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (52-58) lost to the Phillies (43-67) last night, 4-3 in 12 innings, in front of 31,344 fans, as San Diego kicked off a 6-game home stand by losing their fourth in a row. James Shields threw 6 2/3 innings, striking out 8, but could not hold the 3-0 lead his teammates gave him via an RBI single by Derek Norris and a 2-run triple by Justin Upton. Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola went 6 innings, allowing only the 3 runs while striking out six, and was rescued from a loss thanks to solo home runs by Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown, and Cody Asche.
The game stayed 3-3 until the 12th inning. Then Kevin Quackenbush grooved a 3-2 fastball to Cameron Rupp, who deposited it 410′ away over the CF wall. The Padres threatened in the bottom half. Singles from Matt Kemp and Yonder Alonso sandwiched the second out, to put two on. But Ken Giles struck out Jedd Gyorko to earn his fourth save. Hector Neris was awarded the win after an inning of shutout relief.
Phillies’ homers torment Shields, Padres – Jeff Sanders (Union-Tribune)
Rupp’s homer in 12th inning pushes Phillies past Padres – Jake Kaplan (Philadelphia Inquirer)
PHI vs SD Wrap (MLBAM)
In response to a question about Yangervis Solarte getting thrown out at home in the seventh:
“I think you’ve got to (send the runner),” Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said. “… It’s all based off of what kind of jump he gets off the bat, and that line drive was struck well and came right up to the guy and he had to make a perfect throw.
“Glenn is one of the best third base coaches around. … I stand by him 100 percent.” (Sanders)