While You Were ([Way Back Wednes]Day) Drinking 2015 Game 23 (HOU vs SD)

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

The Padres (11-12) scored a lot fewer runs than the Houston Astros (14-7), who completed the three-game sweep with a final score of 7-2 yesterday. The Padres wore the ’85-90 brown pinstripe uniforms for the first of five Way Back Wednesday afternoon games. They played a lot like a few of those teams.

Andrew Cashner (1-3, 2.61) opened the game by striking out the first six Astros he faced. Cashner also set a Major League record with 21 consecutive home starts with two or fewer earned runs allowed. He ended his day with a total of ten K’s in seven innings with three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk. The game was over as soon as Colby Rasmus finished rounding the bases after his two-run home run in the fourth inning to make the score 3-1.

The Astros ninth was rather ugly, as Craig Kimbrel and Brandon Maurer allowed four runs between them, thanks in no small part to an error and a passed ball by catcher Wil Nieves.

Dallas Keuchel (3-0, 0.73) showed why he is one of the best left-handed starters in the American League so far this season, pitching eight innings with four strikeouts, three hits, and no walks while only allowing one run. Matt Kemp drove in Wil Myers from first base in the first inning with a double to center field that Jake Marisnick bobbled allowing Kemp to take third. Kemp also drove in the Padres second run in the ninth inning with a groundout to third base that scored Myers.

The Friars have a day off today. Friday has the Colorado Rockies coming to Petco Park for three games. Ian Kennedy (0-1, 10.80) will face Eddie Butler (2-1, 3.27) at 7:10pm PDT.


Offense can’t help as Cashner misses bats in record fashion — Corey Brock and Brian McTaggart (MLB.com)

Padres swept by Astros — Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Keuchel, Rasmus power Astros to 6th straight win, 7-2 — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Astros continue to surprise after sweeping Padres — Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle)

MLB Box Score


“The last week or so, I think you’ve seen some guys come out of the ‘pen and not really make their pitches. We’ve got to do a better job out of the bullpen of making pitches. That’s the key thing.”
Bud Black (Lin)

“It’s a lot of games, but overall, you’ve seen us get off to a really good start [at] 10-5. And we’ve had a tough week. But I think we’ve seen some offense, we’ve seen some good pitching, we’ve seen some pitching that hasn’t been so good lately, especially out of the bullpen.”
Black (Brock/McTaggart)



Kemp’s no-look catch

Kemp’s RBI double

Barmes’ fine snag


San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner works against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday April 29, 2015 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

The game summary in GIF form…

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