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 (34-46) scored more runs than the New York Yankees (39-40) in the first game of three, 7-6, last night at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (5-3, 4.79) pitched six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. In the second inning, a Jacoby Ellsbury single drove-in Didi Gregorius. Brian McCann hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, the Padres nearly threw the game away, literally. Matt Thornton started the inning by walking McCann and hitting Starlin Castro with pitch. Pinch-hitter Alex Rodriguez then singled to bring McCann in. Brandon Maurer then came in to pitch — and give up a double to Gregorius that drove-in Castro. Aaron Hicks ground out to shortstop, but Rodriguez scored. The Yankees then had Carlos Beltran pinch-hit for Anthony Swarzak, and Maurer threw a wild pitch that allowed Gregorius to score. After Beltran doubled, Maurer got the last two outs for his first Major League save.

Nathan Eovaldi (6-6, 5.54) surrendered six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two in four and one-third innings. In the first inning, a single by Melvin Upton Jr. scored Wil Myers and Derek Norris followed that up with a double to bring Yangervis Solarte and Upton Jr. across the plate. Ryan Schimpf hit his first major league home run, a solo shot to right center field, in the second inning. Myers hit a two-run home run with Travis Jankowski on base in the fifth inning. With Swarzak pitching to Norris in the seventh inning, a passed ball by McCann let Solarte come in from third base.

Tonight starting at 7:10pm PDT, Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.76) takes the mound against former Padres’ farmhand Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.32) in the second game at Petco Park.

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You may have missed it.  Or, you may no longer care, which is much more healthy in my opinion.  Either way, A-Rod saw his suspension get reduced from 211 games to 162 games; it means he’ll to miss the 2014 season.

I don’t care to watch the A-Rod nonsense at all, except maybe as a rubbernecker driving by the scene of an accident.  You don’t want to look, but you can’t look away.  Now, apparently, Rodriguez is suing the MLBPA for ‘bad representation’, if I can paraphrase wildly.  Tony Clark, late of the Padres and now the head of the Player’s Association, called the lawsuit ‘completely without merit’.  The league’s biggest narcissist suing the most powerful union in the US?  This should be fun.

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Yesterday Everth Cabrera received his long awaited 50 game suspension after choosing to affiliate himself with the Miami based Biogenesis clinic. NBC’s Derek Togerson provided video via his twitter feed showing a teary eyed Everth Cabrera offering an apology to the Padres organization and the fans of San Diego. He appeared to be legitimately embarrassed and contrite.

Everth explained that he came into contact with Biogenesis, through the urging of his previous agent, so that he could help the rehabilitation process of a damaged shoulder. The question becomes: Is that good enough for you?

Allow me to go on a bit of a rant . . .

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