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

The Padres (10-16) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (12-13), 2-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

James Shields (1-4, 3.23) gave up one run on nine hits and two walk with five strikeout in six innings to finally win his first start of 2016. Former Padres catcher Nick Hundley doubled in the fourth inning to knock in Carlos Gonzalez.

Jon Gray (0-1, 7.98) technically pitched a better game, allowing four hits and a walk with eleven strikeouts in six innings. But one of those hits was a 2-RBI double by Matt Kemp in the first inning to score Jon Jay and Wil Myers, who reached base on back-to-back singles to open the inning. After walking Brett Wallace, Gray then retired every batter until Kemp came up in the sixth inning and singled with one out.

Tonight’s second game pits Andrew Cashner (1-2, 4.94) against Eddie Butler (0-0, 3.86). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.


Two-run first all Padres need to edge Rockies — Thomas Harding and Jay Paris (

Padres hold on vs. Rockies, give Shields first win – Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Kemp’s 2-run double enough for Shields, Padres vs Rockies — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Rockies fall to Padres as Jon Gray still can’t get first victory — Patrick Saunders (The Denver Post)

MLB Box Score


San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields throws against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 2, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers is greeted by Brett Wallace at home plate while scoring against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 2, 2016, in San Diego. The Padres scored twice in the first inning, (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Colorado Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu kneels at third base after being caught stealing with two out against the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 2, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)




Kemp’s two-run double

Fan makes a great catch

Weeks’ double play challenged

Hundley’s RBI double

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  • ballybunion

    That’s a lot of drooling commentary you included there! So the Rockies think the Padres have no offense, Craig Calcaterra of NBC says the Padres are terrible, and Matt Snyder of CBS says all Padres fans have to look forward to is the blizzard of trades A.J.Preller will make at the deadline.

    I see a fundamentally sound defense, decent starting, a settled down bullpen, and an offense that sets up run scoring but lacks enough players who can deliver clutch hits. The offense can’t afford Norris in a funk and Solarte and Spangenberg on the DL, since the ST hitting of Weeks and Rosales was a mirage.

    The pitching is better than I hoped – so far – and defensively, the backups are doing the job, but the bench bats are terrible. Wallace is the only potential bat on the bench, and he’s cold as ice right now, except for drawing walks. The team has a .500 season potential, but only if the regulars are healthy and playing their normal games.