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 drinking.

The Padres (53-75) scored fewer runs than the Miami Marlins (67-61) in the first game of three at Marlins Park, 7-6, on a walk-off ground-rule double in the ninth inning by Chris Johnson.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.23) pitched five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Christian Yelich scored on Marcell Ozuna‘s double in the first inning. In the third, an RBI groundout by Yelich drove J.T. Realmuto in. Ozuna singled in the seventh inning and advance to second base on a fielding error by Patrick Kivlehan, allowing Realmuto to score. Martin Prado‘s single drove in Robert Andino and Yelich singled again to score Realmuto, again, in the eighth inning. Johnson’s two-out ground-rule double in the ninth inning scored Jeff Francoeur with the winning run.

David Phelps (7-6, 2.52) lasted just three and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and three walks while striking out six. Luis Sardinas‘ bases-clearing double in the fourth inning scored Alex Dickerson, Ryan Schimpf, and Kivlehan and Sardinas scored on an error by Phelps on a ball hit by Cosart. Schimpf hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Sardinas hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

This evening’s second game will have Clayton Richard (0-3, 4.44) taking the mound against Jose Urena (2-4, 6.33). First pitch is at 4:10pm PDT.

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Eric Lauer, LHP, Low-A Tri-City

Eric Lauer was drafted 25th overall in the first round of this year’s draft. Our buddy Grant Jones covered Lauer in late May at Baseball Prospectus, where he noted the left hander’s fastball wasn’t a true out pitch but it sat at 93 and touched 94. Reports from John Sickels and Chris Crawford provide additional perspectives: the rest of his arsenal of a slider, 11-7 curve, and change up are at least average with the potential for more, and unmistakably major-league starting pitcher material.

John provides video of Lauer courtesy of Jheremy Brown. To my eye, I notice a quirk in Lauer’s delivery where he rotates his body to face first base immediately before getting into the windup. Former Padre Casey Kelly has a similar quirk.

So far this season Lauer’s made two quick starts in the Arizona Rookie League and 6 in short season Tri-City. As one (at least one Padre fan) would hope, he’s dominated as a polished first round pick for the Dust Devils, striking out 10.7 per 9 innings with a 2.17 FIP.

Thanks in part to Lauer’s command and repertoire, he’s seen as a “safe” pick to move quick and has middle-to-back-end rotation potential. While not exactly sexy (prospect-wise; he’s a dashing young man), pitchers today are valuable as they are fragile. In a world where Ian Kennedy is worth $70 million over five years, middle-to-back-end starters might be the new Moneyball. (That joke never gets old. Not to me anyway.) (Sac Bunt Chris)

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

The Padres (53-74) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (81-45), 6-3, yesterday afternoon in the finale of three games at Petco Park.

Paul Clemens (2-3, 5.06) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and no walks in five and a third innings, while striking out six. In the first inning, Ben Zobrist‘s triple scored Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant and a sacrifice fly from Jorge Soler drove Zobrist in. An error by Luis Sardinas in the sixth inning allowed Addison Russell to get to second base and Bryant and Zobrist to score. Willson Contreras‘ solo home run to lead off the seventh ended the Cubs’ scoring.

Kyle Hendricks (12-7, 2.19) gave up two runs in six innings on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Ryan Schimpf scored on a sacrifice fly by Brett Wallace in the second inning. In the third inning, a Wil Myers triple drove Travis Jankowski in. Schimpf doubled in the eighth inning to drive in Alex Dickerson.

The Padres travel to Miami to take on the Marlins (66-60) for three games starting tomorrow at 4:10pm PDT. Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.54) gets the start in the first game versus his former team and David Phelps (7-6, 2.28).

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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 drinking.

The Padres (53-73) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (80-45) last night last night at Petco Park, 5-3.

Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.89) allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks in five and a third innings while striking out two. Kris Bryant hit a solo home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, a Ben Zobrist double scored Bryant and Addison Russell followed Zobrist with a two-run home run. A sacrifice fly by Bryant scored Jake Arrieta in the sixth inning.

Arrieta (16-5, 2.62) gave up just two hits and three walks in eight innings, striking out six and facing just one batter over the minimum. The Cubs turned three double plays behind Arrieta. In the ninth inning, Luis Sardinas scored on a single by Wil Myers after a replay challenge showed Sardinas was safe. After Felix Pena was relieved by Aroldis Chapman, Myers advanced to second on defensive indifference and Yangervis Solarte‘s sacrifice fly scored Adam Rosales. Myers advanced to second on defensive indifference. Alex Dickerson drew a walk and Myers then scored on a wild pitch to Ryan Schimpf.

Today’s series finale pits Paul Clemens (2-2, 4.82) against Kyle Hendricks (11-7, 2.16) starting at 12:40pm PDT.

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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 drinking.

The Padres (53-72) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (79-45) last night, 5-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Edwin Jackson (3-4, 5.71) gave up five runs on seven hits — including three home runs — and four walks with two strikeouts in five innings. Addison Russell hit a solo home run in the second inning. Dexter Fowler scored in the third inning on a Russell sacrifice fly. Kris Bryant led off the fifth inning with a solo home run and Jason Heyward hit a two-run home run with Anthony Rizzo on base.

Jon Lester (14-4, 2.81) pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight. In the seventh inning, Ryan Schimpf struck out on a Justin Grimm wild pitch and made it to first base, allowing Alex Dickerson to score the Padres’ only run.

Tonight, Christian Friedrich (4-9, 4.69) takes the mound against Jake Arrieta (15-5, 2.75) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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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 drinking.

The Padres (53-71) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (51-73), 9-1, yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (6-7, 6.24) allowed just one unearned run in seven innings on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Phil Gosselin single and advanced to second base on a throwing error by Perdomo in the seventh inning. Gosselin then took third base on a sacrifice fly by Mitch Haniger and scored on Brandon Drury single.

Braden Shipley (2-3, 5.45) gave up seven runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five in five and a third innings. Travis Jankowski hit a two-run home run with Patrick Kivlehan on base in the third inning. In the fifth inning, an Adam Rosales triple drove in Kivlehan again and Rosales scored on Perdomo’s double. Alex Dickerson led off the sixth inning with a solo home run, Christian Bethancourt scored on a Brett Wallace double, and Wallace was driven in by Kivlehan’s single. Kivlehan scored once more in the eighth inning on an Alexei Ramirez single.

The Chicago Cubs (78-45) come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Edwin Jackson (3-3, 5.36) gets the start tonight against Jon Lester (13-4, 2.86).

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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 drinking.

The Padres (52-71) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (51-72) last night at Petco Park, 2-1.

Clayton Richard (0-3, 4.44) allowed two unearned runs on two hits and three walks in six innings while striking out five. Welington Castillo singled and advanced to third on a throwing error by Richard in the fifth inning and came home when Brandon Drury ground into a double play. In the sixth inning, Phil Gosselin scored when Rickie Weeks reached on another throwing error by Richard.

Robbie Ray (7-11, 4.31) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on one hit — a solo home run in the fifth inning by Patrick Kivlehan — and a walk with thirteen strikeouts. Kivlehan singled in the eighth inning for
the Padres’ second hit of the night. Adam Rosales‘ pinch-hit double was the third and final hit by the
Padres.

This afternoon’s series finale pits Luis Perdomo (5-7, 6.68) against Braden Shipley (2-2, 4.30). The
game is scheduled to start at 1:40pm.

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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 drinking.

The Padres (52-70) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-72), 7-4, in 10 innings last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.54) pitched five and two-thirds innings, surrendering one run on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Chris Owings singled in the second inning to drive in Yasmany Tomas. In the seventh inning, a double-steal by Jean Segura and Paul Goldschmidt resulted in a throwing error by Derek Norris, allowing Segura to cross the plate. Segura’s single in the eighth inning drove in Owings and Rickie Weeks Jr.

Zack Greinke (11-4, 4.21) gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Christian Bethancourt‘s single brought Ryan Schimpf home in the second inning. Bethancourt scored in the seventh inning on a Nick Noonan sacrifice fly. In the eighth inning, Schimpf hit a two-run home run. Schimpf won the game in the tenth inning with a three-run home run. Schimpf ended his night 4-for-5 with two doubles and two home runs.

Clayton Richard (0-2, 5.75) gets the start in tonight’s game versus Robbie Ray (6-11, 4.47). First pitch is set for 5:40pm PDT.

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Sometimes, What’s Brewing On The Farm can’t contain all of our hot prospect takes. Last Call is a semi-weekly installment sure to quench any remaining prospect thirst you might have.

The best thing about the newly minted What’s Brewing On The Farm feature at Padres Public is how it’s become a perpetual content generator. The Padres have finally embraced the #FullLuhnow (#FullHoyer?) and are tanking games with the greatest of ease; the All-Star hype has given way to an admission that the team is, in fact, currently engaged in a full rebuild.

All eyes are on the farm system, and – as Billy and I discussed last week – a lot of those eyes are no longer focused on what many perceived to be the crown jewel of the Craig Kimbrel deal: Javier Guerra. This season has been disastrous.

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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 drinking.

The Padres (51-70) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-71) last night, 9-8, in the first game of four at Petco Park.

Paul Clemens (2-2, 4.82) surrendered three runs on eight hits and three walks in five innings while striking out three. In the first inning, while walking Paul Goldschmidt, Clemens threw a wild pitch on ball four, allowing Jean Segura to score. A single by Welington Castillo drove in Goldschmidt. Another single by Castillo in the fifth inning scored Goldschmidt again. Segura hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning, a double by Mitch Haniger drove in Yasmany Tomas. Michael Bourn singled in Rickie Weeks Jr. in the eighth inning. And another single by Haniger in the ninth inning scored Jake Lamb.

Archie Bradley (4-8, 4.91) gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in four and two-thirds innings. Travis Jankowski scored the first Padres’ run in the first inning on a Yangervis Solarte ground out. In the third inning, Wil Myers‘ single scored Jankowski, Alex Dickerson reached on a fielding error by Segura to drive in Myers, and Solarte and Dickerson scored on a single by Christian Bethancourt. In the sixth inning, pinch-hitter Edwin Jackson walked, reached third base on a Jankowski double, and scored on a passed ball to Myers. A bases-loaded Dickerson double in the eighth inning drove Jankowski, Myers, and Solarte in for the last three Padres’ runs.

Tonight’s second game will feature Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.03) getting the start against Zack Greinke (11-4, 4.31) beginning at 7:40pm PDT.

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