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 (25-35) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (16-42) in the second game of three at Petco Park last night, 4-3, on a Wil Myers walk off single in the ninth inning.

Neither Colin Rea (3-2, 4.74) nor Aaron Blair (0-4, 7.13) figured in the decision. Rea pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five batters. The Braves’ first run came in the first inning on an RBI double by Nick Markakis to score Freddie Freeman. In the third inning, Chase d’Arnaud singled to drive in Ender Inciarte and Markakis plated d’Arnaud on a sacrifice fly.

Blair pitched just four and a third innings, allowing two runs on six hits and three walk with four strikeouts. Matt Kemp‘s RBI single in the first inning drove Wil Myers home for the Padres’ first run. In the fifth inning, a sacrifice fly by Melvin Upton Jr. with the bases loaded allowed Jon Jay to score. Derek Norris hit a solo home run to lead off the ninth inning and Myers’ one-out single drove Alexei Ramirez home for the walkoff win.

The Padres get a shot at the series sweep this afternoon starting at 12:40pm PDT. Drew Pomeranz (5-5, 2.22) takes the mound against Julio Teheran (1-6, 2.92).

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

The Padres (57-62) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (53-65) last night in the first of three games, 5-3. Jedd Gyorko started at shortstop for the first time since 2010 at West Virginia University.

Colin Rea (2-0, 4.22) got his second win after pitching five and two-thirds innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Former Padre Cameron Maybin hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning. Maybin later scored another run in the sixth inning on a single from A.J. Pierzynski. In the ninth inning, a single off Craig Kimbrel by another former Padre, Jace Peterson, drove in Nick Markakis for the Braves’ final run.

Williams Perez (4-4, 4.34) pitched six and a third innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts. In the second inning, Justin Upton and Yonder Alonso reached on a single and a ground-rule double, respectively. Derek Norris drove in Upton with a single, then reached second on a wild pitch to Will Venable. Venable then singled to right field scoring Alonso and Norris, who hustled and barely beat the throw home. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run with one out in the fifth inning. Alonso added a solo shot with two outs in the eighth inning.

Tonight, James Shields (8-5, 3.89) gets the start in the second game with former Padre Matt Wisler (5-2, 4.74) getting the start for the Braves. First pitch is set for 7:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (30-31) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (29-30), 4-1, yesterday at Turner Field.

Tyson Ross (3-6, 3.81) really only had one bad inning of his six innings pitched, as the Braves scored two in the second. Ross gave up three runs on nine hits and two walks with five strikeouts. A Kelly Johnson single scored Nick Markakis and Andrelton Simmons singled to score A.J. Pierzynski in the second inning. In the third inning, Freddie Freeman ground into a bases-loaded double play that scored Williams Perez. The Braves scored their fourth run in the seventh inning when Cameron Maybin hit a bases-loaded single off Shawn Kelley to score Pierzynski.

Perez (2-0, 2.78) pitched seven innings, allowing just the one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. The Padres were unable to do much of anything against Perez. Cory Spangenberg‘s RBI double to score Ross in the fifth inning was all the offense could manage.

This morning at 9:10am PDT, Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.05) takes the mound in the final game of the four game series at Turner Field versus Julio Teheran (4-2, 4.87).

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