Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening soaking in a pool of your own perspiration. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (70-80) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (69-82) by a score of 5-4 last night at Petco Park.  Alexi Amarista went 3-for-4 with a 2-run home run and came a triple short of hitting for the cycle.  Tony Gwynn Jr. started for the Phillies and received a nice ovation to lead off the game.

Ian Kennedy (11-13, 3.80) pitched six full innings, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts to earn the win.  Kennedy allowed two home runs to Phillies’ batters:  a solo shot by Domonic Brown in the second inning and a two-run shot by Freddy Galvis in the fifth inning.

A.J. Burnett (8-17, 4.40) pitched five and two-thirds for the Phillies, allowing all five Padres’ runs (four earned) on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts.  Along with Amarista’s home run, Will Venable and Jedd Gyorko each had an RBI for the Friars.  Cory Spangenberg led off the game with a triple.  Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT, the Padres and Eric Stults (7-16, 4.49) take on the Phillies and Cole Hamels (8-7, 2.51).

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

The Padres (28-36) dropped the first of three to the Philadelphia Phillies (26-36), 5-2.  A.J. Burnett (4-5, 4.24) hadn’t given up a hit through the first 2 2/3 innings until Will Venable hit a solo home run off him with two outs in the third.

Ian Kennedy (5-7, 3.63) was not on his game, giving up all five Phillies runs in his seven innings on seven hits and no walks with three strikeouts.  The nail in the coffin was a three-run home run by Marlon Byrd with one out in the fourth inning.  Once again, the Padres’ offense was unable to compensate and adapt, with their only other run coming on a Yonder Alonso sacrifice fly to score Carlos Quentin in the sixth inning.

Tonight at 4:05 pm PDT, the Padres send Tyson Ross (6-5, 3.22) to the hill against the Phillies and Cole Hamels (2-3, 3.49) at Citizens Bank Park.

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After being critical of the previous off-season, where absolutely nothing was done to improve the team, I set out to put my money where my mouth was and gather a stellar lineup of free agent…..bloggers. Padres Public was born. It appears that it was a pretty successful year too. So what does Padres Public do during the 2014 off-season? Stand pat and “bide our time”? Nay. We go out and make two new additions to the blogging team, adding Oscar (@haha1721) to Avenging Jack Murphy and now Josh (@SanDiegoJosh) to RJ’s Fro. We are excited to have them both join us for the 2014 season….


Hey folks,

I’m supposed to introduce myself.  I’m Josh, I’m married, 2 kids, a baseball addict.

Two baseball memories stand out in my life:

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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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