After attending three extra innings games in four nights, I've forgotten what sleep feels like. My life is nothing but coffee and pain. Specifically, the pain of seeing a phenomenal start by Ian Kennedy absolutely wasted by a miserable offense. Kennedy went 7 innings, and was perfect through 4.2. He gave up just a single run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out a whopping 12. Oh, and he was also responsible for the sole Padres run, hitting his first career home run in the bottom of the second.
The one black spot on Kennedy's start came in the top of the sixth. After striking out the first two Marlins, Christian Yelich hit a double into the left field gap. Derek Dietrich followed that with an RBI single. A wild pitch and a pair of walks had the Marlins threatening to take the lead, but Kennedy recovered by striking out Jarrod Saltalamacchia. That was all the scoring anybody would do until the top of the eleventh. Dale Thayer recorded the first two outs of the inning with relative ease, but then Jedd Gyorko dropped an easy grounder, allowing Dietrich to reach first again. That brought up Giancarlo Stanton, who did what he does best: Hit home runs. In this case, it was a laser straight into the bleachers (or "beachers", as they're apparently being called now). Gyorko had a chance to redeem himself in the bottom of the inning, but he wrapped up an 0-4 night by hitting a ground out to shortstop to end the game.
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