ICYMI: Kemp's knock seals thriller in extras

ICYMI: Kemp's knock seals thriller in extras

It's not every day that you have somebody from the visiting team throw out both the first pitch and the last pitch of a game in a Major League stadium, as the first pitch is typically reserved for somebody from the home team. The Padres, however, were fortunate enough to do just that on Tuesday as the Friars' award-winning TV broadcaster Dick Enberg threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Angel Stadium, while closer Craig Kimbrel shut the door with the last pitch of a 4-0 San Diego victory. Following a scoreless tie that stretched into extra innings in Anaheim, the Friars came out thanks to a handful of clutch moments on the field and at the plate.

Odrisamer Despaigne pitched wonderfully in Tuesday's start, throwing six scoreless innings while striking out five and surrendering only five hits. Despaigne's fourth strikeout of the ballgame marked the 400th strikeout on the season by the Padres' pitching staff, setting a new franchise record for fewest games (47) to hit that mark in a single season. The previous record of 51 games was set last season.

Matt Kemp's three-run double in the 10th inning opened the door for the Padres and also represented the first runs scored in the ball game, coming roughly three hours after the first pitch. Catcher Derek Norris proceeded to drive in Kemp to pad San Diego's lead, but the clutch knock by Kemp would prove to be all that was needed as the Friars took Game 2 in Anaheim.

In case you missed it, here are some stories and highlights that may have passed you by on Tuesday:

Padres postgame recap: Kemp breaks through with decisive double in the 10th

Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg throws out ceremonial first pitch at Angel Stadium

Enberg's first pitch

Despaigne throws six scoreless innings to keep Padres in the mix

Despaigne's strong start

Venable makes a highlight-reel catch to rob Trout at the wall

Venable's terrific catch

Kemp breaks the scoreless tie with a bases-clearing double in the 10th

Kemp's bases-clearing double

Good news on the injury front: Tests reveal improvement in Myers' wrist

No need for a new glove, this one's just fine: Venable robs Trout with sensational grab

Down on the farm: Decker hits two homers, drives in six runs for Triple-A El Paso

Buddy's Bullets: Myers improving but still not ready to swing a bat; Alonso to start rehab assignment Wednesday

Game Note Highlights: Game Notes @ LAA (05.26) Friars Vie for Even Series Behind Despaigne in Anaheim

Looking forward:

Friars Forecast: Hard-throwing righties Cashner, Richards duel in finale

Wednesday's probable pitchers: Cashner seeks series victory in Game 3 against Richards