Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening soaking in a pool of your own perspiration. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (70-80) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (69-82) by a score of 5-4 last night at Petco Park. Alexi Amarista went 3-for-4 with a 2-run home run and came a triple short of hitting for the cycle. Tony Gwynn Jr. started for the Phillies and received a nice ovation to lead off the game.
Ian Kennedy (11-13, 3.80) pitched six full innings, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts to earn the win. Kennedy allowed two home runs to Phillies’ batters: a solo shot by Domonic Brown in the second inning and a two-run shot by Freddy Galvis in the fifth inning.
A.J. Burnett (8-17, 4.40) pitched five and two-thirds for the Phillies, allowing all five Padres’ runs (four earned) on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Along with Amarista’s home run, Will Venable and Jedd Gyorko each had an RBI for the Friars. Cory Spangenberg led off the game with a triple. Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth for his fourth save.
Amarista’s homer helps Padres rally past Phillies (Corey Brock — MLB.com)
On muggy night, ball flies in Padres win (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Burnett coy about future after giving up lead in loss (Todd Zolecki — MLB.com)
Goosebumps hearing Tony Gwynn Jr leading off
— Robby Dezz (@robbydes) September 17, 2014
Gwynn Jr. gets start in city his late father starred in. http://t.co/VGqdgpyfpc
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) September 17, 2014
— dave perek (@daveperek) September 17, 2014
Think Ian Kennedy would have preferred Dom Brown to have bunted there.
— Jeff Sanders (@JeffSanders_UT) September 17, 2014
A.J. Burnett claps along to salute the military in attendance as he comes out to the mound to start the B2nd. Classy. Nice job A.J.
— Craig Elsten (@619sports) September 17, 2014
— Mike Costa (@costa1360) September 17, 2014
They should have ejections for plate blocking if they want to be serious about it. Liriano could have been injured by that blantant block.
— Friar Fever (@FriarFever) September 17, 2014
STOP DOING THE WAVE AND STOP PLAYING ADRIAN GONZALEZ'S WALKUP MUSIC!
— Cornfed Friar (@CornfedFriar) September 17, 2014
Amarista is 1 hit shy of the cycle for the #Padres. A Padre has been 1 hit shy of the cycle 357 times, & needed a triple 255 times.
— Bob Wehrsdorfer (@ChyronBob) September 17, 2014
You're not our hero, short stuff.
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) September 17, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) September 17, 2014