Category: NL West

  • Padres 5 – Phillies 3

    Padres 5 – Phillies 3

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E San Diego Padres 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 5 12 0 Philadelphia Phillies 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 W: Dinelson Lamet (2-2) | L: Nick Pivetta (4-5) | S: Kirby Yates (34)…

  • St. Louis Cardinals 4- San Francisco Giants 8

    St. Louis Cardinals 4- San Francisco Giants 8

    Slater launches a pinch-hit grand slam Game Recap | Box Score Even though I had an early flight home the following day, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Madison Bumgarner pitch at home. While he may not be the same pitcher he was in the early 2010s, there was no way I was…

  • St. Louis Cardinals 9 – San Francisco Giants 4

    St. Louis Cardinals 9 – San Francisco Giants 4

    Cardinals offence overwhelms Giants Game Recap | Box Score With home runs by José Martinez and Paul Goldschmidt in the top of the first inning, it was clear that today was going to be a rough day for Giants pitching. The St. Louis Cardinals managed another home run in the 9th by Dexter Fowler to…

  • St. Louis Cardinals 1 – San Diego Padres 3

    St. Louis Cardinals 1 – San Diego Padres 3

    Back to back home runs give Padres the win Game Recap | Box Score As a result of participating in this year’s SABR Conference, held in sunny San Diego, I got the opportunity to attend a game at Petco Park with a large group of other conference-goers. After sitting with them for a couple of…

  • San Diego Padres 19 – Toronto Blue Jays 4

    San Diego Padres 19 – Toronto Blue Jays 4

    Luke Maile pitches one scoreless inning Game Recap | Box Score To celebrate the second game of the Country Music-themed Do-Si-Do weekend, the Blue Jays marketing department decided to offer the first 18,000 fanes a Justin Smoak B.B.Q. Set. As appealing as this giveaway would be for regifting, the idea of lugging around a large…

  • San Diego Padres 6 – Toronto Blue Jays 3

    San Diego Padres 6 – Toronto Blue Jays 3

    Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig debuts Game Recap | Box Score With ten strikeouts through 6 innings, one would expect that Trent Thornton would have a pretty good shot at getting a win. But with the Padres starter, Joey Lucchesi perfect through the 4th, the game ended being a pitchers duel that…

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 7 – Pittsburgh Pirates 2

    Arizona Diamondbacks 7 – Pittsburgh Pirates 2

    Greinke dominates Bucks, Goldy goes deep Game Recap | Box Score With two rain delays doing what they could to disrupt the flow of the game, Zack Greinke shut down the Pirates over six innings and three plus hours. Having all the runs they would need secured in the 4th innings, Arizona was able to cruise to their third…

  • Diamondbacks 2 – Pirates 1

    Diamondbacks 2 – Pirates 1

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 8 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 3 W: Andrew Chafin…

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 9 – Pittsburgh Pirates 3

    Arizona Diamondbacks 9 – Pittsburgh Pirates 3

    Alex Avila’s bat has risen from the dead Game Recap | Box Score With a six-run lead by the end of the 2nd inning, the Diamondbacks already had done enough damage to the Pirates to secure their eventual 9-3 win. The day belonged to Alex Avila who came into the game hitting a miserable .108, and…

  • Cincinnati Reds 3 – San Francisco Giants 5

    Cincinnati Reds 3 – San Francisco Giants 5

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Cincinnati Reds 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 San Francisco Giants 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 X 5 11 1 W: Pierce Johnson (2-1) | L: Tyler Mahle (3-5) | S: Hunter Strickland (9)…

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 0 – Miami Marlins 3

    Arizona Diamondbacks 0 – Miami Marlins 3

    Edinson Volquez pitches the first no-hitter of 2017 Fun fact #23, Edinson pitched the 13th ever Maddux no-hitter, throwing only 98 pitches. Fun fact #689.5, Mister Volquez injured his foot pretty badly in the first inning and was hobbling around on an injured foot the whole game. Final fact, he seemed to be getting stronger as the…

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 3 – Washington Nationals 0

    Arizona Diamondbacks 3 – Washington Nationals 0

    Rained out in the top of the 6th which was more than fine. I had an early flight to catch in the morning and it seemed like the teams were just trying to get an official game in and go home. It was nice to have an almost empty park all to myself to explore.…

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 2 – Washington Nationals 4

    Arizona Diamondbacks 2 – Washington Nationals 4

    The highlight of this game was the three friendly 20-somethings sitting just to the left of me. One was from the D.C. area and the two other guys were friends from New York City. One of them didn’t know much about baseball and the other was a rabid fan. All of them were very nice…

  • San Diego Padres 6 – Toronto Blue Jays 7

    San Diego Padres 6 – Toronto Blue Jays 7

    Game Recap | Box Score Devon Travis takes home on a wild pitch to walk off the game in the 12th Heading into the 7th it seemed that Melvin Upton’s eventual debut as a Blue Jay would be the highlight of the game as the crowd gave him a roaring welcome to his new team. I doubt…

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 2 – Toronto Blue Jays 5

    Arizona Diamondbacks 2 – Toronto Blue Jays 5

    A rare weekday afternoon game plus the end of the school year equals a packed stadium full of kids there to squeal and cheer and giggle. In all seriousness, it was nice to see the place full with over 45,000 people. My seats were pretty deep down the 3rd baseline in section 129R, so I had to…

  • Los Angeles Dodgers 6 – Toronto Blue Jays 2

    Los Angeles Dodgers 6 – Toronto Blue Jays 2

    As always, it’s a treat to see Kershaw pitch

  • Los Angeles Dodgers 2 – Toronto Blue Jays 5

    Los Angeles Dodgers 2 – Toronto Blue Jays 5

    Home Runs by Bautista & Pillar account for all 5 Blue Jays runs

  • Los Angeles Dodgers 6 – San Francisco Giants 12

    Los Angeles Dodgers 6 – San Francisco Giants 12

    San Francisco Giants 2016 Home Opener Last Thursday, I attended my seventeenth Giants home opener in a row, all of them with my dad, Rick, who purchased two “personal seat licenses” (or “PSLs”) in the late 90s in order to secure two season tickets for the Giants at what is now known as AT&T Park.…

  • Chicago Cubs 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 0

    Chicago Cubs 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 0

    No-Hitter: Jake Arrieta

  • San Diego Padres 6 –  Milwaukee Brewers 2

    San Diego Padres 6 –  Milwaukee Brewers 2

    One of the best things about seeing a game in Milwaukee is that, Ryan Braun or not, this is a baseball city. After taking the train from Chicago to the Milwaukee Airport (not the sexiest place to stay) I cabbed it downtown and spent a few hours exploring a pretty, but very quiet part of…

  • Cincinnati Reds 4 – Arizona Diamondbacks 2

    Cincinnati Reds 4 – Arizona Diamondbacks 2

    When I decided to attend a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona at a resort called The Boulders, I noticed that because of St. Jean Baptiste Day, I didn’t have to be back in the office for work on the Tuesday of the coming week. Everyone else flew out on the Saturday but I decided to stay one…

  • Houston Astros 0 – San Francisco Giants 10

    Perfect Game: Matt Cain Game Recap | Box Score For the first time in the complete Giant’s franchise history, Matt Cain threw a perfect game to beat the Houston Astros 10-0. In addition to the 27 batters he faced and vanquished, he managed to strike out 14 of them, tying Sandy Koufax for the most in a perfect…

  • Los Angeles Angels 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 3

    Los Angeles Angels 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 3

    Game Recap | Box Score

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 2 – Atlanta Braves 0

    Arizona Diamondbacks 2 – Atlanta Braves 0

    Perfect Game: Randy Johnson Game Recap | Box Score An infamous late bloomer — who only really became the Randy Johnson we know in his late 20’s and had his best years in his late 30’s — it figures that he would pitch his first perfect game at the age of 40. The previous holder of the…

  • Montreal Expos 1 – San Diego Padres 0

    Pedro takes a perfect game into the 10th

  • Los Angeles Dodgers 1 – Montreal Expos 0

    22 innings, 21 innings of scoreless baseball Game Recap | Box Score  It took only 6:14 for the first run of the game on a home run by the Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Rick Dempsey at the top of the 22nd inning. It’s worth noting that: Winning pitcher John Wetteland who eventually join the…

  • Los Angeles Dodgers 2 – Montreal Expos 1

    1981 National League Championship Series (NLCS), Game 5: Blue Monday If only…. As a 9-year-old kid in 4th grade, some days are boring and time seems to move painfully slowly. Time moved especially slow for me on Monday October 19, 1981.   Why? Because I had tickets to the Montreal Expos afternoon game. And we…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2 – San Diego Padres 0

    😎 Game Notes: First game of a doubleheader | Dock Ellis Pitches No-Hitter on LSD. For more information on this game visit: Baseball Reference | Sports Illustrated | YouYube | Rolling Stone | Snopes