Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Dodgers clinched the NL West yesterday, leading to a pool party in Arizona. It also lead to something a bit less than the “A” lineup from them when the Padres returned home for the final homestand of the season. Be that as it may, Robbie Erlin tossed a gem against the Los Angeles Isotopes going 7.2 IP, walking 1 and striking out 7 and not giving up a run.

On the offensive side, Gyorko did Gyorko things, going deep to dead center field against everyone’s favorite hat wearing starting pitcher Edinson Volquez. For his part, Volquez did what Volquez does.

The Padres continue to play solid baseball and look to continue to end the season on a high note tomorrow when more of the Padres youth movement, Burch Smith, takes the mound on Padres/Xolos scarf night.

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Padres Public in deep thought. Probably about something important and not beer related.

Padres Public (Rick, Geoff, Mel) in deep thought. Probably about something important and not at all beer related.

The Padres returned home last Thursday to begin their longest homestand of the season with four games vs the New York Mets. It was also the first of what may be many Padres Bloggers Night being put on by the Padres. Three of us were able to attend and were joined by members of Gaslamp Ball and the Friarhood.

Per our instructions we were to be at Petco at 3:45 SHARP. Awkward handshakes were exchanged as only people who write on the internet can do. Passes were handed out lest anyone think some random group of seven dudes just showed up for batting practice and suddenly we were off. We were taken to the field just in time to see Kyle Blanks crush 65 MPH BP fastballs into the Western Metal Building. Quickly we were corralled while we waited for Bud Black to finish up with the local media.

Then, after watching some more BP and baking a bit in the sun, Bud Black walked over, gave us the ole “How’s it goin’ boys?” and we were off. So, thoughts/takeaways from Buddy?

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

For two starts it was unclear why Arizona would abandon Ian Kennedy for a lefty specialist reliever. In Cincinnati 5 days ago he looked every bit the pitcher who was part of the Cy Young debate not to long ago. On Friday night, the bad version of Ian Kennedy made his Padres debut, displaying the issues with location that got him sent out of Phoenix. Kennedy only lasted 4 2/3rds of an inning, walking 4 including a devastating walk to opposing pitcher Jon Niese. David Murphy would make him pay for committing that cardinal sin with a 2-run HR. On the plus side Kennedy struck out 7.

Offensively, the Padres continue to struggle. They have no struck out 28 times in the first two games vs New York and have mustered only 3 runs.

The Padres look to right the ship tonight with EVHAU. The Mets will be debuting their highly touted catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud who was part of the R.A. Dickey trade with Toronto. Reminder that, as it is a Saturday game, first pitch is at 5:40pm.

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This is where we gather from time to time to talk about something big in the Padres world or just the Padres or just baseball. It’s a roundtable discussion. Except, you know, no round tables. This is a Public House…so we’re at the bar.

*All opinions are of those who are attributed to them. No opinion here should be construed to be that of the collective.

Padres Trail wrote an excellent post a couple of weeks ago regarding the most seminal Padres moment. His choice, a fine one, was Game 3 of the 1996 NLDS. If you haven’t read his post already, go check it out here.

This topic got a lot of us thinking “what are our seminal Padres moments?” It’s a somewhat complicated topic for a team with 0 World Series titles and only 2 appearances. But seminal doesn’t necessarily mean “great.” They are moments, for better or worse, that stay with you. An easy way to test what moments these would be for you? They are the first moments that come to mind when you think “Padres.”

Here, we’ve limited ourselves to picking 3 moments in total. Some good, some bad, all memorable.

So, presented for this week’s roundtable discussion, The Bar presents “Seminal Padres Moments.”

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Welcome to The Bar!

This is where we gather from time to time to talk about something big in the Padres world or just the Padres or just baseball. It’s a roundtable discussion. Except, you know, no round tables. This is a Public House…so we’re at the bar.

*All opinions are of those who are attributed to them. No opinion here should be construed to be that of the collective.

On Thursday, February 7, David Marver released his self-made documentary “Padres: The Sad Truth.” It is, simply put, a scathing indictment of previous Padres ownership groups. Whether it is in payroll (or the lack thereof) or in flat out lies (or perceived lies), David Marver (also, and perhaps better known as Change The Padres) takes on the Padres organization with the hope that the new owners will not repeat the practices of owners past. He is calling on a boycott of the Padres, at least from a financial standpoint. No money on tickets or merchandise.

On a matter that is both very near to any Padres heart and on a tactic that draws a varied amount of opinions, Padres Public sat down to discuss the good, the bad, and the interesting of “Padres: The Sad Truth.” Read More…