ICYMI: Kennedy, Padres, Win Amid Trade Rumors
San Diego Padres 3, Miami Marlins 1 – F
Ian Kennedy pitched six innings giving up just one earned and striking out a season-high seven Marlins. He also doubled and scored a run to help himself earn his sixth victory of the season. Kennedy has been thrown around in trade talks, among a plethora of Padres, as the trade deadline approaches.
Matt Kemp continued his hot second half as he was on-base four times, two singles and two walks.
In the first inning the Padres loaded the bases with three straight singles before Yonder Alonso hit a sac-fly to make it 1-0.
This was after the Marlins stranded runners on the corners with two outs. Kennedy struck out Michael Morse to end the threat.
In the second it was Ian Kennedy helping himself out with a two-out double and then Will Venable singled him home.
Kennedy was rolling along until Derek Dietrich led off the seventh with a solo home run to right. The next batter, J.T. Realmuto, tripled to bring an end to Kennedy’s night. Brandon Maurer came in a stranded Realmuto at third, getting out of the jam.
The Padres got some insurance in their half of the seventh. Clint Barmes singled and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Abraham Almonte sacrificed Barmes to third and then scored on a Melvin Upton Jr. pinch-hit single to make it 3-1.
Joaquin Benoit pitched a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel picked up his 28th save out of 29 chances.
Starting pitcher Brandon Morrow had his first rehab start after leaving early last month with shoulder inflammation. He gave up two runs on three hits during his 2.1 innings of work. He was pitching to fellow rehabber, catcher Tim Federowicz. Hopefully we can see them both back soon for a strong Padres second half.
First Pitch – 1:10 pm PT
Odrisamer Despaigne (3-7, 4.98 ERA) is seeking his first win since May 31 and a Padres sweep over the Marlins on Sunday.
Mat Latos (4-6, 4.48 ERA) will get the start for the Marlins. The former Padre is seeking his first win against his former club. He lost his only start against the Padres last year.
Keep the Faith.
Nick was born and raised in San Diego where he became a Chargers and Padres fan, attending numerous home games throughout the years with his dad. He then went on to attend college at the University of Arizona. There he earned his degree in marketing and now lives in San Francisco where he dreams of the the sunny beaches of San Diego. Bear Down.