Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an entire year of watching baseball from anywhere other than the ballpark. The occasional memory refresher can come in handy. Here’s a reminder of what we may have missed while most of us were still staying at home.
The Padres (9-6) were defeated by a score of 11-6 in thirteen innings by the Los Angeles dodgers (12-2) in the first game of three at Petco Park. Ryan Weathers (1-0, 0.93) shutout the dodgers on one hit and two walks with three strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings. Luke Raley hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, a Chris Taylor single combined with a Fernando Tatis Jr. throwing error scored Justin Turner & Max Muncy and Taylor came around to score on a Keone Kela wild pitch. Zach McKinstry doubled to drive in Will Smith in the eighth inning. In the ninth inning, Mookie Betts scored on Turner’s single. In the twelfth inning, things got weird, as Corey Seager hit a “leadoff” two-run home run (Betts was on second base to start the extra inning), McKinstry singled with the bases loaded to drive in Turner, Jake Cronenworth moved from second base to pitch and gave up a single to Raley to score Muncy, and David Price hit a sacrifice fly to left fielder Joe Musgrove (yes, that Joe Musgrove) to drive in Taylor.
Walker Buehler (1-0, 2.00) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Luis Campusano singled in the second inning to drive in Manny Machado. Tatis Jr. hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Tatis Jr. ground into a force out and Ha-Seong Kim scored on McKinstry’s throwing error in the seventh inning. Jurickson Profar doubled in the eighth inning to drive in Machado and Wil Myers. Eric Hosmer singled to drive in Machado in the ninth inning. The benches and bullpens cleared in the tenth inning after Jorge Mateo was hit by a pitch and exchanged words with pitcher Dennis Santana on his way to first base.