Padres lose to Dodgers 6-2; fall to 35-44 on road

As Max Scherzer tossed his second no-hitter of the 2015 season – and was close to a ideal game – it was snapped when third baseman Yunel Escobar committed an error on a ground ball from Kevin Plawecki.

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I believe it is safe to say that the vast majority of us find ballpark marriage proposals to be one of the worst elements of attending a baseball game.

Clayton Kershaw was selfish previous year – he wasn’t satisfied with simply winning his third Cy Young Award, but had to grab the National League’s MVP trophy, as well. “Those things aren’t important to him”.

Greinke finished with a 1.66 ERA, allowing only 41 earned runs in his 32 starts, but also allowed just two unearned runs all year, thanks to a good defense behind him.

“I was not happy about it”, Upton said, laughing. Jansen also believes home-field advantage gives the Dodgers an upper hand.

Greinke’s 1.68 ERA is the lowest in the majors since Greg Maddux’s 1.63 in 1995. Unfortunately, Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson was not in on the joke or fun.

Tim Hudson walked off the mound, waved to fans who have fully embraced him from his first day in San Francisco, hugged a line of teammates and whipped his Giants cap into the roaring crowd.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have a lot of decisions to make before setting their playoff roster before Game 1 of their NL Division Series against the New York Mets next Friday. So how fitting in this rivalry was it, knowing what the Dodgers have at stake, for the Giants to display their recent three World Series trophies along with the Golden State Warriors National Basketball Association championship trophy on the field pregame?

“Pitching at home, you’re just a little bit more comfortable”, Greinke said.

Puig has been limited to 77 games this season because of injuries. “If you’re asking me if I like pitching here instead of Colorado, the answer is yes”. “In years past, that would’ve been a bigger deal to me”.

“I thought it was just her being very bad at signing”. He is hitting. 256 with 38 RBIs and 11 home runs. Garvin, by all accounts a hard drinker with a violent temper, had a unusual season, as his impressive ERA led to only a 5-15 record with the awful Superbas. The right-hander struck out three and walked two. “My changeup I felt was pretty good and the curveball was in the mix this time”, he said.

I don’t expect them to out pitch two of the best pitchers in baseball.

Machado hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the sixth, finishing 3-for-4. He isn’t expected to start Sunday, but could pinch hit or enter as a defensive replacement. “I know what that feels like”, Kershaw said. He made his career-high 31st start, topping his 30 outings in 2009 as a rookie with Oakland.

Now, Greinke and the Dodgers can focus on a postseason challenge against the Mets, who were 4-3 against Los Angeles this season.

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“Hedgie had great at-bats all night”. Trumbo has scored 11 runs and has 13 RBI for the month and has hits in eight of his last 10 games. Looking at these stats I see an average player. He’s capable of that, and that’s refreshing for Padre fans, knowing the future is bright.

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