Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub. Especially when some Rugby Knockoff League opens their season 30 min before first pitch. Here’s a brief summary of what you may have missed, while you were drinking, trying to find the one TV in the room with the baseball game on.
The Padres (66-73) dropped the last of a four-game series to Arizona (59-81) 5-1 in front of 16,025 attentive fans. Although they won the first two games of the series, San Diego managed one run over the last 18 innings and split with the Snakes. With the win, Arizona clinched the season series. That’s always fun, when you lose the season series to the team with the second-worst record in the NL.
Randall Delgado and Will Harris combined to throttle the Padres, allowing only 2 hits over the first seven innings. Ian Kennedy allowed 3 consecutive hits to start the second inning, and all three runners scored. Corey Spangenberg’s throwing error moved some runners along but based on how the inning played out, they would have scored anyway. Kennedy worked into the sixth, allowing 4 runs total.
The Padres had a look at this game in the eighth, when they loaded the bases with nobody out against Matt Stites. Sadly, former Padre Oliver Perez came on and struck out the side, although he did throw a wild pitch accounting for San Diego’s only run.
After the game the Diamondbacks
fired gave Kevin Towers his unconditional release. Perhaps, as Dave and Jeff stated this morning, being mindful of Kevin having a home in SD they just wanted to save him the airfare. “Have an Intern pack his office and mail it to him“.
San Diego heads to Colorado for a weekend tussle with the Rockies. Eric Stults seeks to avoid tying Kevin Correia for the ML lead in losses when he squares off against Tyler Matzek.
Randall Delgado pitches well in return as starter to down Padres – Nick Piecoro (AZ Republic)
D-Backs beat Padres behind Delgado’s strong effort – Steve Gilbert (MLBAM)
Again, old friends harass Kennedy – Jeff Sanders (SDUT)
Kennedy, Padres sunk by Arizona’s early runs – Scott Miller (Special to MLBAM)
No Diamondback GM did more damage than Kevin Towers – Dan Bickley (AZ Republic)