Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (67-90) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (90-67), 7-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Paul Clemens (4-5, 4.27) allowed the one run on three hits and no walks in five innings with two strikeouts. The lone run came when Chase Utley hit a solo home run in the third inning.

Kenta Maeda (16-10, 3.28) started the game in place of Jose De Leon in order to help setup the Dodgers playoff rotation and gave up three runs in four innings on three hits and a walk while striking out five. All seven runs were driven in by Hunter Renfroe on a three-run home run in the first inning and a grand slam home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight’s second game at Petco Park has Luis Perdomo (8-10, 5.59) taking the hill against De Leon (2-0, 5.52) beginning at 7:10pm PDT.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (66-90) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (82-74) in their season series finale at Petco Park, 4-3.

Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walk in six inning with one strikeout. All three Giants’ runs came in the third inning: Kelby Tomlinson ground out with the bases loaded to drive in Trevor Brown and Buster Posey‘s two-run single scored Ty Blach and Eduardo Nunez.

Blach (0-0, 2.00) gave up two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three in four innings. The Giants used six relievers, three of those in the last two innings. Manuel Margot hit a single to drive in Austin Hedges in the second inning. In the third inning, Adam Rosales hit a solo home run. A Yangervis Solarte single in the fifth inning scored Wil Myers. And Myers hit an RBI single in the seventh inning to drive in Margot with the go ahead run.

The Padres are off today. The Los Angeles Dodgers (90-66) come to Petco Park for the final time in 2016 for three games starting tomorrow at 7:10pm PDT. Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.48) gets the start in the first game against Jose De Leon (2-0, 5.52).

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (65-90) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (82-73), 9-6 in ten innings, last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-4, 6.00) left after giving up three runs on three hits and two walks in the first inning. After Cosart loaded the bases, Joe Panik singled to drive in Buster Posey and Hunter Pence and Eduardo Nunez scored on Angel Pagan‘s single. Jose Dominguez gave up three runs in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded again, Posey hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Madison Bumgarner, Pence ground out, driving in Denard Span, and Nunez singled to score Brandon BeltKevin Quackenbush lost the game in the tenth inning with three runs scored against him as well. Kelby Tomlinson hit a single that Hunter Renfroe misplayed for an error, allowing Pagan to score. Span then hit a two-run home run.

Bumgarner (14-9, 2.71) allowed five runs on four hits and a walk in six innings while striking out five. All five runs were the result of home runs in three consecutive innings: Renfroe’s solo shot in the fourth inning, Derek Norris‘ two-run shot in the fifth inning, and Adam Rosales‘ two-run shot in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning, Manuel Margot singled to drive in pinch-runner Travis Jankowski.

This afternoon, Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) gets the start against Ty Blach (0-0, 0.00) in the Padres last game against the Giants for 2016. First pitch is set for 1:40pm PDT.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (65-89) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (81-73) in the second of four games at Petco Park, 7-2.

Edwin Jackson (5-6, 5.77) allowed two runs on four hits and five walks in six innings while striking out five. Buster Posey‘s two-RBI double in the fifth scored Denard Span and Angel Pagan.

Albert Suarez (3-5, 4.29) pitched four innings, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk with one strikeout. Wil Myers hit a three run home run with no outs in the first inning. The other four runs came off reliever Matt Reynolds, who gave up four hits and three walks while not recording an out in the fifth inning. Ryan Schimpf drew a bases-loaded walk that scored Jon Jay, a two-RBI single by Alex Dickerson drove in Carlos Asuaje and Myers, and an Austin Hedges sacrifice fly scored Schimpf.

Tonight starting at 5:40pm PDT, Jarred Cosart (0-4, 5.63) gets the start against Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 2.57) in the third game of the series.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (64-89) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (81-72), 2-1, in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Christian Friedrich (5-11, 4.66) pitched seven-plus innings, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six. Friedrich started the eighth inning with a ground-rule double by Joe Panik and a single by Kelby Tomlinson. Brad Hand then relieved and a fielder’s choice groundout by Eduardo Nunez got Tomlinson. But Angel Pagan‘s single scored Panik and one out later a double by Hunter Pence brought Nunez home.

Jeff Samardzija (12-10, 3.83) shutout the Padres over seven innings, allowing four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. Alex Dickerson hit a pinch-hit solo home run off Derek Law in the eighth inning.

Edwin Jackson (4-6, 6.00) gets the start in tonight’s second game against Albert Suarez (3-4, 4.16). First pitch is set for 7:40pm PDT.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (64-88) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (64-88), 3-2, last night in the finale of their three-game series and the Diamondbacks last appearance of 2016 at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (8-10, 5.59) allowed three runs on five hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out two. All three runs came from Paul Goldschmidt home runs — a solo bomb in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth inning.

Zack Greinke (13-7, 4.37) gave up two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out seven in six innings. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run with Jon Jay on base in the third inning. The game featured the Major League debuts of Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot for the Friars.

The San Francisco Giants (80-72) make their final trip to Petco Park of 2016 in the first of a four-game series starting tonight. Christian Friedrich (5-10, 4.78) gets the start tonight against Jeff Samardzija (11-10, 3.97) beginning at 7:10pm PDT.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (64-87) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-88) last night, 5-2, in the second of three games at Petco Park. The game started after an hour and ten minute rain delay.

Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.48) pitched five and a third innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Archie Bradley (7-9, 5.00) gave up two runs on two hits and three walks in five innings while striking out seven. Ryan Schimpf scored on an Alex Dickerson double in the second inning. Schimpf scored again on an Adam Rosales sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Schimpf came home once more on a Rosales two-run home run in the sixth inning. Rosales’ sacrifice fly in the eighth inning drove Wil Myers in. Rosales ended his night with four RBI and Schimpf ended up with three runs scored.

In today’s series finale at Petco Park, Luis Perdomo (8-9, 5.68) will go up against Zack Greinke (12-7, 4.42) starting at 6:10pm PDT.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (63-87) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-87), 3-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) shutout the Diamondbacks for six and a third innings until Kyle Jensen tripled to drive in Yasmany Tomas and Phil Gosselin singled to score Jensen. Richard ended his night after that, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two.

Braden Shipley (4-4, 5.49) gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk in four innings with three strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning and Alexi Amarista hit a two-run single with the bases loaded.

Tonight’s second game will have Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.94) taking the mound against Archie Bradley (7-9, 5.07) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

Read More…

In case you weren’t paying attention, a General Manager was suspended 30 days by Major League Baseball, and it wasn’t Dave Stewart for taking over an on-the-rise Diamondbacks team and running them into the ground. Ineptness is generally fine with Major League Baseball. Were it not, our beloved Padres would have been forced to fold a long time ago.

No, it was our own AJ Preller, suspended for the 2nd time as an employee of a baseball franchise, this time for failing to disclose required medical information when trading all-star starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Red Sox for top prospect Anderson Espinoza.

It’s a really crazy situation. According to multiple reports, Preller, whose suspension begins today, pissed off just about everyone he made a trade with this year. It went so far that the Padres had to take back Colin Rea from the Marlins after he partially tore his UCL ligament in his first start after being traded, with the Padres having to send intriguing prospect Luis Castillo back to the Marlins to make things right.

The White Sox were also upset with the medical information disclosed during the James Shields trade, but despite the tire fire he’s been in their uniform, they sought no compensation and did not formally complain to the league about the trade. They’re stuck with him, but the Padres are paying most of his salary already, and Erik Johnson, the guy they sent back in the trade, almost instantly evaporated into the ether never to be seen again. Maybe he’s pitching for the Padres in the Upside Down.

It seems only the Red Sox tattled to the league like the whiny babies they are, which led to the investigation into the Padres record-keeping, which led to the 30 day suspension, which has now led to a variety of hot takes from Padres fans and from around the baseball world.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub, watching the Local NFL Team’s home opener (because, if the crowd photos are any sort of accurate, you weren’t at Qualcomm Stadium). Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (62-87) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (72-77) yesterday, 6-3, in the final game of 2016 at Coors Field.

Jarred Cosart (0-4, 5.63) couldn’t get past the fourth inning, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks in three and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Mark Reynolds hit a two-run home run, a bases-loaded walk of DJ LeMahieu scored Tony Wolters, and a single by Carlos Gonzalez drove in Chad Bettis and Charlie Blackmon. Wolters’ single in the fifth inning scored Gerardo Parra.

Bettis (13-7, 4.79) surrendered three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three in five and a third innings. Adam Rosales put the Padres on the board in the second inning with a solo home run. A Wil Myers double in the sixth inning scored Travis Jankowski and Jon Jay.

The Padres come back to Petco Park to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-86) for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (2-3, 3.00) gets the start tonight against Braden Shipley (4-3, 5.56). The game will be on Fox Sports 1, not Fox Sports San Diego.

Read More…