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

The Padres (21-25) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles California Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (23-22), 4-3, last night in the first of three games at Angel Stadium. Neither Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.84) nor Jered Weaver (3-4, 4.06) figured in the decision.

The Angels got off to an early lead against Ross, scoring three runs (two earned) on ten hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Carlos Perez singled to drive in Matt Joyce in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Joyce drove in Kole Calhoun with a single. In the fifth inning, with the bases loaded, Ross threw a wild pitch that Derek Norris blocked, but the carom took him too far away from the plate to tag Erick Aybar at home.

In the Padres’ seventh inning, a Yangervis Solarte double off of Jose Alvarez, in relief of Weaver — who went six and two-thirds innings with one run on six hits, a walk, and seven strikeouts — scored Will Middlebrooks. A two-RBI single by Will Venable then brought Jedd Gyorko and Solarte around to score.

With two outs in the ninth inning, a walk-off Albert Pujols RBI single off of Craig Kimbrel scored Collin Cowgill to win the game for the Angels.

Tonight, at 7:05pm PDT, Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 6.11) takes the mound versus Matt Shoemaker (3-4, 6.29) of the Angels.

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Spring Training has sprung, so it’s just a matter of time before we find out about injuries that seem odd, weird, or flat out stupid.

We’ve already had Andrew Cashner get stabbed in the hand by his friend while cleaning a deer carcass in December. And that got me thinking about other Padres’ players who have managed to injure themselves in strange, asinine or even ironic ways.

Believe it…or not!

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