Well, after being on the DL since May 7th, Alonso returned to the San Diego Padres starting lineup and boy did he make up for lost time, going 3 for 4 with two runs to help the Pads to a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Surprisingly, the only Padres not to get a hit tonight were Justin Upton and Matt Kemp. Not that I think we need to worry about them, it’s nice to see the rest of the Padres offense stepping up when our “Big Bats” are off their game.
After back-to-back-to-back-to-back regrettable starts, Ian Kennedy was sharp and looked like his usual self again. Kennedy threw six inning, giving up six hits and two runs.
A weird note on today’s game, it is the first time ever that two starting pitchers have had both 10 or more strikeouts and 10 or more hits (as well as get the loss) in back to back games, and they happened at the same ballpark. Last night it was the Padres’ Andrew Cashner and tonight it was the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard.
The Padres will look to take game three and the series tomorrow. James Shields will get the start and look to improve on 7-0 on the year.