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 (33-43) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (28-46) Saturday afternoon at Great American Ballpark, 3-0.

Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.76) shutout the Reds for seven innings, giving up three hits and walk while striking out six batters. Brandon Phillips led off the fourth inning with a double, but was thrown out trying to steal third base. That was the closest the Reds’ came to scoring until the eighth inning, when Ramon Cabrera doubled with one out, but was stranded at second base.

Brandon Finnegan (3-6, 3.83) gave up all three Padres’ run in six and two-thirds innings on five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. Matt Kemp drove in the first run in the first inning with a groundout that brought Travis Jankowski across the plate. Pomeranz drove in the other two runs with a solo home run in the fifth inning and an RBI single to plate Derek Norris in the seventh.

Starting at 10:10am PDT, Luis Perdomo (2-2, 9.00) gets the start against Anthony DeSclafani (1-0, 2.30), as the Friars try to sweep the four-game series.

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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 (32-43) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (28-45), 13-4, Friday night at Great American Ballpark.

Colin Rea (4-3, 4.81) pitched five innings, giving up four runs (one earned) on three hits and four walks while striking out seven. All four Reds’ runs came in the third inning. Billy Hamilton scored on a ground ball by Zack Cozart that Alexei Ramirez misplayed for an error. Joey Votto then walked. Cody Reed was driven in by another fielding error, this time by Yangervis Solarte. Jay Bruce‘s single scored Cozart and Votto.

Reed (0-1, 6.75) surrendered five runs over five innings on nine hits and two walk with six strikeouts. The Padres scored a single run in each of the first six innings, two runs in the seventh, and five in the eighth. Wil Myers was 3-for-5 with five RBI, including a solo home run in the first inning and a two-run double in the eighth. Melvin Upton Jr. also was 3-for-5, with two, two-run home runs, one in the seventh inning and the other in the eighth. Adam Rosales hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

This afternoon at 1:10pm PDT, Drew Pomeranz (6-7, 3.00) gets the start against Brandon Finnegan (3-5, 3.81). The game is being broadcast on Fox Sports 1 instead of Fox Sports San Diego.

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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 (31-43) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (28-44) last night at Great American Ballpark, 7-4, in the first of four games.

Christian Friedrich (4-2, 3.60) gave up all four runs in five innings on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts. All four runs came in the third inning. Billy Hamilton hit an RBI double to drive in Zack Cozart, then took third base on a throwing error by Yangervis Solarte. Hamilton scored on Brandon Phillips‘ single. And Adam Duvall then hit a two-run home run.

John Lamb (1-4, 4.78) did not get a decision after pitching five and a third innings, surrendering four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walk while striking out four. Melvin Upton Jr. led off the second inning with a single, then stole second base, and ended up at third base on a throwing error by Ramon Cabrera. After Derek Norris popped out, Alexei Ramirez hit into a groundout that allowed Upton Jr. to score. Matt Kemp led off the fourth inning with a solo home run. In the sixth inning, Wil Myers came home on a Solarte single, then Norris hit a three-run home run. Travis Jankowski single in the ninth inning score Adam Rosales, who had reached on a double.

Tonight at 4:10pm PDT, Colin Rea (3-3, 5.02) gets the start versus Cody Reed (0-0, 5.14) in the second game of the series.

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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 (30-43) scored fewer runs than the Baltimore Orioles (41-30) last night, 7-2, splitting their two game series in Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Erik Johnson (0-5, 8.54) gave up six runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out three over four innings. Mark Trumbo led off the second inning with a solo home run. In the third inning, a Jonathan Schoop RBI double scored Adam Jones. A Matt Wieters RBI single in the fourth inning brought Trumbo in for another run. Johnson gave up a leadoff home run to Ryan Flaherty and loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth before being pulled for Carlos Villanueva. Villanueva hit Chris Davis with a pitch to bring Jones across the plate and Wieters’ sacrifice fly drove in Schoop. Hyun Soo Kim singled in the sixth inning to drive in Flaherty.

Ubaldo Jimenez (4-7, 6.97) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. RBI singles by Matt Kemp to drive in Travis Jankowski in the first and fifth innings accounted for both Padres’ runs.

The Padres tonight face the Cincinnati Reds (28-43) at 4:10pm PDT at Great American Ballpark. Christian Friedrich (3-2, 3.15) faces off against John Lamb (1-4, 4.75) in the first of four games.

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There was a time, not too long ago, when Jon Jay looked like the prototypical Padres pickup. He was hitting an empty .260something with center field defense that made you long for the days of Wil Myers. He was a 31-year-old outfielder coming off a miserable year, someone who didn’t have a future on the Padres yet was simultaneously blocking other players—think Jabari Blash or Travis Jankowski—from getting their everyday shot. Internet scribes were calling for his benching (at least against lefties).

Then, as it almost always does, things changed. Jay’s empty .260 batting average crept up, slowly, reaching .300 briefly and sticking in the general vicinity to date. While Jay’s patience or home run power won’t light up his stat page, he leads the league with 24 doubles and, somehow, he’s OPSing .850 vs. lefties. And his defense—whew, his defense! Jay, who played center field in April not unlike an out-of-position little leaguer might, now suddenly roams the Petco expanses like a seasoned pro, routinely making highlight-reel catches like this one. (The metrics don’t necessarily agree on the defense, but let’s not get too bogged down in details).

What’s been fun about Jay is pretty simple. For one, it’s fun to watch good baseball players perform well. It can be fun to watch them stink, too—we’ve had our practice there. Mostly, though, we like to watch them play well, and Jay’s been playing well for weeks now. Two, we like to watch players unexpectedly perform well. It’s not that Jay’s outlook was dreadfully bad coming into this season, but he had just finished a .563 OPS, injury-plagued campaign, one that pushed his longtime team, the Cardinals, to jettison him to the west coast. Recently, at least, players don’t come to San Diego to unexpectedly succeed (especially hitters), and there was a question as to whether Jay could regain his early career form.

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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 (30-42) scored more runs than the Baltimore Orioles (40-30) last night, 10-7, in the first of two games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Luis Perdomo (2-2, 9.00) allowed six runs on seven hits and two walk in five innings while striking out eight. Adam Jones‘ RBI double scored Francisco Pena in the third inning and Hyun Soo Kim singled to bring in Jones. Pedro Alvarez hit two two-run home runs, both with Jonathan Schoop on base, in the fourth inning and the fifth inning.

Tyler Wilson (3-5, 4.19) pitched six innings, giving up three runs on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Matt Kemp opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning to bring Travis Jankowski home. Derek Norris added a run with a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning. Wil Myers came up two outs later and single to score Alexei Ramirez. In the seventh inning, Yangervis Solarte‘s RBI single plated Kemp, Norris walked with the bases loaded to drive in Solarte, and a wild pitch by Oliver Drake allowed Melvin Upton Jr. to cross the plate. In the ninth inning, Ramirez singled to score Norris, Christian Bethancourt came home on a Jankowski sacrifice bunt, and Kemp singled to score Ramirez.

Erik Johnson (0-2, 8.44) gets the start tonight against TBA, with first pitch scheduled for 4:05pm 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 (29-42) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (43-27) yesterday afternoon, 6-3, splitting their four-game series at Petco Park.

Drew Pomeranz (6-7, 3.00) gave up three runs in six innings on six hit and a walk while striking out seven. All three runs came off solo home runs. Michael Taylor had two of those, one in the first inning on the first pitch of the game and the other with two outs in the fifth inning. Danny Espinosa led-off the fifth inning with the other home run.

Gio Gonzalez (3-6, 4.25) pitched five and a third innings, surrendering six runs (five earned) on eight hits and four walk with three strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte drove-in Wil Myers with an RBI single in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Adam Rosales doubled to drive-in Melvin Upton Jr. and Derek Norris. Norris hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the fifth inning to drive-in Solarte and Alexei Ramirez followed that up with a single to drive in Upton Jr. Matt Kemp‘s RBI single in the sixth inning scored Ryan Schimpf.

The Friars are off today after traveling to take on the Baltimore Orioles (40-28) for two games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tomorrow’s starters are scheduled to be Luis Perdomo (2-2, 8.79) and Tyler Wilson (3-5, 4.16), with the first pitch scheduled for 4:10pm 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 (28-42) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (43-26), 7-3, in the third of four games at Petco Park last night.

Neither Colin Rea (3-3, 5.15) nor Max Scherzer (8-4, 3.29) figured in the decision. Rea gave up two runs on four hits and two walk with six strikeouts in six and a third innings. Daniel Murphy‘s RBI single in the first inning scored Michael Taylor. In the seventh inning, Anthony Rendon hit an RBI single to bring Wilson Ramos home. And a Ryan Zimmerman RBI single in the eighth inning scored Taylor again.

Scherzer pitched six innings while surrendering just one run on four hits and no walk with ten strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a solo home run with one out in the first inning. Felipe Rivero came into pitch the eighth inning, and proceeded to load the bases with no outs. Myers then hit a two-run double. After Matt Kemp walked to load the bases again, Brett Wallace hit a ground ball to Rivero that he threw away trying to get Jon Jay at home on a force out. After a pitching change, Myers scored on a walk to Melvin Upton Jr. Yangervis Solarte then hit a two-run single to score Kemp and Wallace. There were still no outs.

In this afternoon’s finale the Padres will send out Drew Pomeranz (5-7, 2.88) in an attempt to split the series. Gio Gonzalez (3-5, 3.96) goes for the Nationals with first pitch scheduled for 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 (27-42) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (43-25) in last night’s second game of four, 7-5, at Petco Park.

Christian Friedrich (3-2, 3.15) gave up six runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings while striking out three. A sacrifice fly by Anthony Rendon in the second inning scored Ryan Zimmerman. In the third inning, Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper scored on Daniel Murphy‘s double. And Zimmerman hit a two-run home run with Murphy on base. Murphy led off the sixth inning with a solo home run. And a seventh inning RBI single by Harper scored Michael Taylor.

Joe Ross (6-4, 3.13) pitched six innings, surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Matt Kemp‘s RBI single scored Jon Jay to put the Padres on the board in the first inning. Jay hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to bring Alexei Ramirez across the plate. Derek Norris hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning, a Wil Myers groundout scored Christian Bethancourt and a Yangervis Solarte groundout scored Jay.

Colin Rea (3-3, 5.37) gets the start tonight at 7:10pm PDT against Max Scherzer (8-4, 3.40).

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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 (27-41) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (42-25), 8-5 last night, in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Erik Johnson (0-4, 7.66) gave up five runs in six innings on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts. The Nationals got on the board on a sacrifice fly by Stephen Drew to score Wilson Ramos. Back-to-back home runs by Bryce Harper and Ramos in the third inning added three more runs. In the sixth inning, Anthony Rendon added solo home run. Clint Robinson‘s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning added to the Nationals’ lead. And a throwing error by Christian Bethancourt allowed Ben Revere to score in the ninth inning.

Tanner Roark (6-4, 3.14) pitched six innings, surrendering four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five. In the first inning, Matt Kemp opened up the scoring with an RBI single to bring Travis Jankowski across the plate. One out later, Wil Myers scored on an RBI single by Melvin Upton Jr. Myers hit a solo home run with one out in the fifth inning. A Bethancourt RBI groundout in the sixth inning scored Upton Jr. And a Kemp sacrifice fly in the ninth scored Jankowski for the final run.

Tonight’s matchup pits Christian Friedrich (3-1, 2.12) against former Padres’ prospect Joe Ross (5-4, 3.01). First pitch is scheduled for 7:40pm PDT.

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