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

The Padres (8-12) scored less runs than the Miami Marlins (10-8) in the finale of three games at Petco Park, 7-3.

Luis Perdomo (0-0, 6.97) shut the Marlins out for five innings, but began the sixth inning with a single by Martin Prado, a walk to Christian Yelich, and an RBI single to Giancarlo Stanton. Craig Stammen relieved Perdomo and gave up a double to Marcell Ozuna that scored Yelich, a single to score Stanton, and Justin Bour topped it all off with a three-run home run. All with no outs. Kevin Quackenbush replaced Stammen and retired the next three batters to finish the inning. Perdomo’s final line was five innings pitched with four hits, three walks, and five strikeouts. In the ninth inning, Dee Gordon led off with a triple and scored two batters later on Yelich’s sacrifice fly.

Tom Koehler (1-1, 5.14) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings pitched. Manuel Margot led off the first inning with single, and after Erick Aybar ground out he took second base. Wil Myers struck out and Yangervis Solarte singled to drive in Margot. In the fourth inning, Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run home run to dead center field.

Padres’ manager Andy Green was ejected after the eighth inning for arguing with the home plate umpire about his terrible, horrible, no-good strike zone.

The Padres head to Phoenix for four games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-8) starting tonight at 6:40pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 4.70) goes tonight against Zack Greinke (1-2, 3.28).

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

The Padres (8-11) scored less runs than the Miami Marlins (9-8), 6-3 in 11 innings, last night at Petco Park.

Jered Weaver (0-1, 3.91) pitched six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo home run to lead off the second inning and Martin Prado hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. In the eleventh inning, Justin Bour singled off Jose Torres and Dee Gordon hit a ground ball to the pitcher that Torres threw into the right field corner, where Hunter Renfroe had trouble picking it up, allowing Gordon to run all the way around the bases for a little league home run. Prado then singled, but was forced out on a fielder’s choice by Christian Yelich. Stanton then hit his second home run of the night, a two-run shot.

Dan Straily (1-1, 3.92) surrendered two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out fourteen. Yes, I said fourteen. Austin Hedges hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. With runners at the corners in the eleventh inning, Hedges hit into a fielder’s choice, which brought Wil Myers in from third base.

In the rubber game this afternoon, starting at 1:40pm PDT, Luis Perdomo (0-0, 8.44) gets the start against Tom Koehler (0-1, 5.40).

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When the Padres lost a bidding war for Yoan Moncada a couple of years ago, it was, perhaps, a blessing in disguise. As good as Moncada is—and he’s potentially very, very good—missing out on him kept the Padres inside their international amateur spending budget in 2014-2015, helping to set up San Diego’s all-out assault on the current international signing market. In a sense, they traded Moncada for Adrian Morejon, Jorge Ona, Luis Almanzar, Gabriel Arias, Jeisson Rosario, Osvaldo Hernandez . . . and on and on.

Now, two years after the Red Sox inked Moncada to a $31.5 million deal, there’s a new Cuban phenom in town named Luis Robert. Like Moncada, Robert is very much a Physical Specimen, with speed, power, athleticism, and all the other attributes you’d expect from this sort of supremely talented prospect. A 19-year-old outfielder who will officially be cleared to sign with a major-league team in May, Robert is expected to sign before the next international signing period opens on July 4, when all teams will be limited by a (really dumb) hard spending cap.

If the Padres were drawing all this up when they decided not to match the Red Sox offer on Moncada back in March 2015, this is about how’d it go. With big-market teams like the Cubs, Red Sox, and Yankees currently on the sidelines for past spending sprees of their own, the Padres—yes, the Padres—got to throw money around like George Steinbrenner after a five-game losing streak. Instead of competing with the Dodgers and Red Sox for top international youngsters, the Padres were competing with teams like the A’s and Braves during the current signing period. And instead of coming up short, they got their guys. Give them credit, too, because they spent, busting past their international spending pool last July 4 while continuing to add talent over the winter.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, especially when you get invited to watch the game in the Fox Sports San Diego suite with free .394 Pale Ale and Sculpin. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (8-10) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (8-8), 5-3, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Trevor Cahill (1-2, 3.44) gave up one run on three hits and a walk in seven innings, while striking out six. Marcell Ozuna hit a solo home run in the second inning. Giancarlo Stanton‘s two-run home run in the ninth inning accounted for the Marlins’ other two runs.

Adam Conley (1-1, 3.00) pitched six innings, surrendering a run on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Manuel Margot tripled to leadoff the game and scored on Erick Aybar‘s sacrifice fly. The Padres loaded the bases in the seventh inning on three straight singles by Luis Sardinas, Margot, and Aybar. Wil Myers hit into a double play, but Sardinas scored. David Phelps intentionally walked Yangervis Solarte and Austin Hedges hit a three-run home run off the facade of the third deck of the Western Metal Building.

Tonight Jered Weaver (0-1, 4.24) gets the start versus Dan Straily (1-1, 4.61) with first pitch scheduled for 5:40pm PDT.

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

The Padres (7-10) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-7), 4-1, last night in the finale of three games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (2-2, 3.04) surrendered one run on nine hits and no walks in six and two-thirds innings while striking out eight. Nick Ahmed‘s second inning single drove in Chris Iannetta and Ahmed took second on Hunter Renfroe‘s throwing error.

Patrick Corbin (1-3, 3.27) gave up three runs on five hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in six innings pitched. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to eleven games. Erick Aybar‘s two-run double drove in Yangervis Solarte and Austin Hedges in the fifth inning. And Hedges hit his third home run of 2017 in the seventh inning.

The Miami Marlins (8-7) come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Trevor Cahill (0-2, 4.76) starts the first game of the series against Adam Conley (1-1, 3.75).

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Reinaldo Ilarraza, 2B, Single-A Fort Wayne

Forget the numbers—he’s struck out at a 34 percent clip in 24 professional games—the best indicator about what the Padres think about Ilarraza might be the assignment. He’s 10 days younger than the more hyped Fernando Tatis Jr., just 18 and already in Single-A ball. He’s nearly 3.5 years younger than the average player at this level.

After suffering though some injuries last year, it would have been reasonable for Illarraza to stay back in the Arizona Rookie League to start 2017, then progress to Low-A Tri-City by the summer. Instead, the Padres skipped that option and ambitiously sent him to full-season Fort Wayne, where he’s flanked by similarly young teammates like the Tatis, Eguy Rosario, and Hudson Potts. It’s clear that the Padres aren’t scared to challenge certain prospects, and with all four of these guys playing on the infield, there’s a chance they could play together a bunch in the minors.

Ilarraza, signed out of Venezuela in July 2015 for $300,000, gets good reports for his baseball instincts but isn’t without plus tools. He plays stronger than his 5-foot-10, 150-pound frame, and word is he has enough arm strength to play short in the long run. Right now, with Tatis at short, he’s playing mostly second base, but there’s a decent chance he’ll slide over to short more regularly once an opportunity opens. Not even listed in Baseball America’s Padres top 30, Ilarraza is an under-the-radar prospect to watch. (Sac Bunt Dustin)

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

The Padres (6-10) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-6) last night at Petco Park, 1-0.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 4.70) pitched eight shutout innings, with three hits and a walk while striking out five. Brandon Maurer gave up a leadoff single in the ninth inning to A.J. Pollock, but retired the next three batters for the save.

Zack Greinke (1-2, 3.28) matched Chacin for seven and a third innings, giving up a solo home run with one out in the eighth inning to Erick Aybar for the only run. Greinke finished five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over eight innings pitched.

Tonight, starting at 6:10pm PDT, Clayton Richard (1-2, 3.60) gets the start against Patrick Corbin (1-2, 2.81) in the series finale at Petco Park.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, especially when you have to be up at 4:30am to take someone to the airport. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (5-10) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-5), 11-2, in the first of three games last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 3.24) came out after three and two-thirds innings with a right hamstring strain, after giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walk while striking out two. Craig Stammen, Zach Lee, Christian Bethancourt, and Erick Aybar (yes, that Erick Aybar) combined to give up another eight runs (six earned) over the last five and a third innings.

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Shelby Miller (2-1, 3.50) pitched seven and a third innings, surrendering one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Wil Myers‘ single drove in Travis Jankowski in the third inning for the Padres’ first run. The Padres’ other run came in the ninth inning when Luis Torrens singled – his first Major League hit – to drive in Allen Cordoba for his first Major League RBI. That’s it.

Tonight’s game at Petco Park, starting at 7:10pm PDT, has Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 7.80) taking the mound against Zack Greinke (1-1, 4.32).

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The Padres lost to the Freddie Freemans 5–4 yesterday, but Austin Hedges went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a two-run go-ahead home run in the eighth inning.

That’s a big-league dinger, an opposite field shot off a 98 mile-per-hour outside fastball.

The thing about Hedges’ game is that because it’s so defense-oriented, home runs like the one above are just gravy. Hedges is already considered one of the best defensive catchers in baseball, a reputation he earned in the minor leagues as a sort of generational backstop, proficient in all areas of his craft, from receiving to blocking to controlling the running game to game calling.

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

The Padres (5-9) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (6-6), getting swept in four games with a walkoff loss yesterday at SunTrust Park.

Jered Weaver (0-1, 4.24) pitched six innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks with three strikeouts. Brandon Phillips scored on Kurt Suzuki‘s ground out in the second inning, after singling, taking second base on Luis Sardiñas error, and moving to third base on a sacrifice fly. Freddie Freeman two home runs: a two-run shot in the third inning and a solo in the eighth inning. The Braves won when Brandon Maurer loaded the bases in the ninth inning and Dansby Swanson hit a single to left field that Allen Cordoba couldn’t catch.

Jaime Garcia (0-1, 4.67) surrendered two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four in six and a third innings. Manuel Margot, Wil Myers, and Yangervis Solarte began the game with three straight singles, driving in Margot for the first run. Cordoba hit a pinch-hit solo home run to lead off the seventh inning before playing left field. And Austin Hedges hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

The Friars head home to Petco Park to begin three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (9-5) tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Jarred Cosart (0-0, 3.86) gets the first start of the series against Shelby Miller (1-1, 5.06).

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