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 (19-27) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (28-19) at AT&T Park, 1-0, in the first of three games last night.

Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.70) did not surrender a run in his seven innings, striking out four with two hits and four walks. Brandon Maurer pitched an inning of scoreless relief, with one hit and a walk. Brad Hand lost the game in the ninth inning. After Brandon Belt led off the inning with a single, Brandon Crawford struck out and Gregor Blanco popped up to Brett Wallace. Hunter Pence then hit a ball to shallow right field that was misplayed dropped just in front of Matt Kemp for a double, scoring Belt and giving the Giants the victory.

Johnny Cueto (7-1, 2.70) pitched another complete game — his third one against San Diego this season — giving up just two hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Kemp singled in the fourth inning. Alexei Ramirez was hit by a pitch and Alexi Amarista singled in the eighth inning. But that was it for Padres baserunners.

Tonight, Andrew Cashner (2-3, 4.93) comes off the disabled list and gets the start against Jeff Samardzija (6-2, 2.66) at 7:15pm PDT in the second game.

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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 (19-26) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (22-23), 9-5, in a game that took seventeen innings, yesterday at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (3-2, 4.47) and Kenta Maeda (3-3, 3.29) both pitched five innings. Rea gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Maeda surrendered four runs on four hits and a walk, striking out five. Russ Stripling (2-3, 4.53) was awarded the win after pitching the last three innings for the Dodgers. Luis Perdomo (1-1, 9.15) got the loss after pitching the last five innings for the Padres.

In the Padres’ half of the fifth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. scored on a Christian Bethancourt single. Later in the inning, Wil Myers hit a bases loaded triple to bring Alexi Amarista, Rea, and Jon Jay across the plate. In the eighth inning, Upton Jr. hit a triple to score Myers and tie the ballgame at five.

In the sixth inning, a single by Corey Seager scored Enrique Hernandez for the Dodgers’ first run. A wild pitch from Kevin Quackenbush allowed Howie Kendrick to score. And an RBI single by Adrian Gonzalez brought Seager home. In the seventh inning, Justin Turner hit a solo home run off Ryan Buchter. In the eighth inning, Brandon Maurer gave up a leadoff home run to Kendrick. In the seventeenth inning, a single by Yasiel Puig with the bases loaded and one out scored Kendrick and Gonzalez. Puig then stole second base and Perdomo threw a wild pitch that allowed Joc Pederson to score and Puig to get to third base. Carl Crawford ground into a force out that scored Puig.

The Padres travel to San Francisco to face the Giants (27-19) for three games starting tonight at 7:15pm PDT, with Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.96) taking on Johnny Cueto (6-1, 2.70) at AT&T Park.

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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 (19-25) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (21-23) last night at Petco Park, 3-2 in eleven innings.

Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.34) pitched seven innings, striking out seven with two runs allowed on four hits and a walk. The Dodgers’ only runs came on a Trayce Thompson two-run home run with no outs in the seventh inning.

Alex Wood (1-3, 4.17) struck out thirteen batters in six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk. Jon Jay scored on a Matt Kemp sacrifice fly for the Padres first run. An Alexi Amarista sacrifice fly in the seventh inning scored Derek Norris. And Yangervis Solarte returned from the disabled list, walking with the bases loaded in the eleventh inning to plate Wil Myers.

This afternoon, the Friars try to sweep their first series of the season. Colin Rea (3-2, 4.37) gets the start against Kenta Maeda (3-3, 2.87) with the first pitch at 1:40pm 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 (18-25) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (21-22) last night, 7-6 on a walk-off two run home run by Melvin Upton Jr., in the first game of a three-game weekend series at Petco Park.

Christian Friedrich (0-1, 2.89) lasted just three and one-third innings, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts. However, Friedrich put the first runs on the board with a two-out single to score Brett Wallace and Alexei Ramirez in the second inning. Derek Norris added another run in the fifth inning with a leadoff solo home run. In the sixth inning, Christian Bethancourt hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run to left with Adam Rosales on. And Upton Jr. added the final two runs in the ninth inning with his shot to right-center with Wil Myers on base.

Scott Kazmir (3-3, 5.23) surrendered five runs on three hits and seven walks while striking out five in five and two-thirds innings. Cory Seager doubled in the third inning to score Enrique Hernandez for the Dodgers’ first run. In the fourth inning, Yasmani Grandal doubled to bring Yasiel Puig home. A Puig two-run home run in the fifth inning brought Trayce Thompson across the plate. And Justin Turner brought in Carl Crawford with a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight, Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.55) takes the mound against Alex Wood (1-3, 4.17) at 7:10pm 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 (17-25) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (25-18), 3-1, getting swept by the Giants in three games at Petco Park.

James Shields (2-6, 3.07) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. In the first inning, after a leadoff walk to Denard Span and Joe Panik‘s single, Matt Duffy grounded out to advance the runners. Span scored on a sacrifice fly by Buster Posey, but Panik was tagged out trying to advance to third base. Leading off the fourth inning, an error by Matt Kemp allowed Duffy to reach base and take second. Duffy scored after a two-out single by Hunter Pence. Brandon Crawford then led off the seventh inning with a solo home run to right-center field for the Giants’ final run.

Jeff Samardzija (6-2, 2.66) pitched eight innings, surrendering one run on three hits and no walks with eight strikeouts. Alexi Amarista doubled to score Christian Bethancourt from second base. Samardzija retired every batter after that until he left the game after the eighth inning. Jon Jay singled to lead off the ninth inning and advanced to third base on two consecutive instances of defensive indifference, but Brett Wallace lined out to end the game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (21-21) come to Petco Park for a three-game weekend series starting tonight at 7:40pm PDT. Christian Friedrich (0-1, 1.50) takes the mound against Scott Kazmir (3-3, 4.89).

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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 (17-24) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (24-18), 2-1, in the second game of three at Petco Park.

Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.96) gave up two runs in six innings on four hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Hunter Pence hit a two-run home run with no out in the fourth inning. Brad Hand, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter combined for three innings of perfect relief.

However, Johnny Cueto (6-1, 2.70) pitched a complete game, giving up just one run on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. The lone Padres run came in the second inning when Brett Wallace led off with a double and, two outs later, Alexei Ramirez singled to center field to score Wallace. That was it. The Padres batters never got past first base the rest of the night.

The series wraps up tonight starting at 6:10pm PDT. James Shields (2-5, 3.12) gets the start with Jeff Samardzija (5-2, 2.88) going for the Giants.

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padrestwitterIt’s that time of year again. Two years ago, I published what I considered to be the most comprehensive list of Padres-related Twitter accounts that I thought every Padres fan should be following. I updated it as needed as players were traded or people changed jobs, but that just got time-consuming and monotonous.

I redid the entire thing exactly one year later, with new accounts added and others removed, mostly due to repetitiveness or just no longer existing.

I revisited it this month, and what follows are the results.

Some are informative follows. Some are humorous. Some are both. But all of them, I guarantee*, will improve your Padres Twitter experience.

*Guarantee void in Tennessee. And everywhere else, for that matter. I guarantee nothing except eventual death.
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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 (17-23) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (23-18) in the first of three games at Petco Park, 5-1.

Colin Rea (3-2, 4.37) pitched five innings, giving up three run on four hits and two walks while striking out two. Brandon Crawford hit a three-run home run to right-center field in the second inning that essentially won the game. But in the sixth, Buster Posey scored on Crawford’s sacrifice fly. And Crawford struck again in the eighth with an RBI double to right field that scored Hunter Pence, but Crawford was then tagged out trying to advance to third to end the inning.

Madison Bumgarner (5-2, 2.45) only gave up one run, on a ninth inning leadoff home run by Matt Kemp that landed on the third deck of the Western Metal Building. But that was all the Padres could manage. Bumgarner gave up five hits, walked none, struck out eleven while pitching a complete game.

There was some excitement after Wil Myers struck out to end the third inning when he and Bumgarner got into a shouting match and the benches cleared. But no one got cold-cocked and the game went on.

Drew Pomeranz (4-3, 1.80) gets the start in the second game tonight against Johnny Cueto (5-1, 2.97) at 7:10pm.

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One of the great things about Twitter, in my experience, is that it works as a sounding board for opinions and thoughts that come through your mind that you aren’t 100% sure about. Something happens, you have a reaction, you ponder your reaction on Twitter, and the community can help you decide whether your reaction is valid or not. As podcaster Alison Rosen might say, Twitter is great place to ask is it just me or everyone?

Some might say that’s one of the problems with Twitter, that it gives validity to every half-baked thought or theory that comes across a weirdo sitting on his couch watching Naked And Afraid, but hey, you gotta take the good with the bad, am I right?

Last week, the Padres put in a waiver claim on out-of-options catcher Hector Sanchez, who had been waived by the White Sox, who had signed him in the off-season after he had been non-tendered by the Giants at the end of last season. By claiming Sanchez, the Padres, who had two seemingly healthy better catching options already on the active roster, were either forced to move one of those catchers to make room for Sanchez, or carry 3 catchers for at least a short time. Read More…

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 (17-22) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (16-22) in the finale of their four game series at Miller Park, 3-2, splitting the series.

Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.55) gave up two runs on eight hits and no walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Chris Carter and Jonathan Lucroy each hit a solo home run in the third inning and fifth inning, respectively. Kevin Quackenbush got the loss after giving up a double to Carter in the seventh inning that scored Lucroy for the go-ahead run.

Zach Davies (1-3, 5.58) pitched five and a third innings, giving up two runs on three hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Travis Jankowski led off the fourth inning with a triple and scored on a Derek Norris sacrifice fly. In the seventh inning, Brett Wallace hit a solo home run to center field.

The Padres are off today as they travel back to San Diego to face the San Francisco Giants (22-18) for three games. Colin Rea (3-1, 4.24) starts on Tuesday against Madison Bumgarner (4-2, 2.72) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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