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

The Padres (65-73) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (57-80) yesterday at Petco Park, 6-4, in the first of four games.

Ian Kennedy (8-13, 3.88) surrendered all six Rockies’ run (four earned) in five innings on seven hits and a walk with nine strikeouts. In the first inning, Charlie Blackmon led off with a double and came around on a triple by DJ LeMahieu. LeMahieu then scored on a single from Justin Morneau. Blackmon and LeMahieu hit back-to-back singles to lead off the third inning, and Nolan Arenado hit a ground-rule double to score Blackmon. LeMahieu and Arenado then came around to score on Daniel Descalso‘s fly ball to right field that was lost by Matt Kemp in the sun. Kyle Kendrick hit his first Major League home run in the fourth inning with a solo shot off the facade of the third floor on the Western Metal Building.

Kendrick (4-12, 6.29) pitched five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Kemp hit a two-run home run with one out in the first inning. In the fourth inning, after a leadoff walk by Justin Upton, Jedd Gyorko doubled into the left field corner to bring Upton around to score. Upton would score the Padres’ fourth run in the sixth on a Cory Spangenberg bunt single.

Tonight has Colin Rea (2-2, 5.47) taking the mound versus Jon Gray (0-0, 6.15) at 7:10pm PDT.


Padres’ rally comes up short vs. Rockies — Corey Brock and Beth Maiman (

Kendrick tags Kennedy to beat Padres — Jeff Sanders (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Kemp homers, but drops flyball in Padres’ loss to Rockies — Jay Paris (The Associated Press)

Kyle Kendrick leads Rockies past Padres, hitting his first home run — Kirk Kenney (The Denver Post)

MLB Box Score


“Was that his first? He did a pretty good job of letting us know. You saw me (with my first last year). I’ve never done that. It’s the worst feeling giving up one because you don’t expect it, especially a pitcher in that lineup.”
Kennedy on Kendrick’s home run (Sanders)



Kemp’s two-run homer

Rockies score two on error

Kendrick’s first career homer

Gyorko’s RBI double

Kendrick turns two

Padres score on error

Fan’s nice grab

Arenado falls down

M. Upton Jr. gets tossed


San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton, left, congratulates Matt Kemp for hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

San Diego Padres right fielder Matt Kemp chases after the ball on a three-base error on a hit by Colorado Rockies’ Daniel Descalso during the third inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) leaps into the stands but cannot reach a foul ball hit by San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Myers would later strike out, with the bases loaded, in the at-bat. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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