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 (18-31) scored more runs than the New York Mets (19-26) at Citi Field last night, 4-3.

Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80) made his Major League debut, giving up one run on three hits and two walks in five innings while striking out eight. Lucas Duda hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the eighth inning, Duda drove in Neil Walker with a single. Jose Reyes ground into a fielder’s choice in the ninth inning to score Michael Conforto.

Rafael Montero (0-4, 8.24) started in place of Jacob deGrom, who was held back because of the weather. Montero pitched just three innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts. In the first inning, a bases loaded single by Cory Spangenberg drove in Yangervis Solarte and Matt Szczur drew a bases loaded walk scoring Wil Myers. Szczur hit an RBI single to score Hunter Renfroe in the third inning. Spangenberg drove in Allen Cordoba with a double in the ninth inning.

The Padres head to Washington D.C. and Nationals Park to start a three-game series with the Nationals (28-18) tomorrow at 4:05pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (0-1, 5.79) starts the first game with Max Scherzer (4-3, 3.02) going for the Nationals.

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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 (16-30) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-19) at Petco Park yesterday, 5-1, in the finale of a three game series.

Clayton Richard (3-5, 4.31) threw a complete game, giving up one run on five hits and no walks with six strikeouts on ninety-six pitches. Chris Iannetta hit a solo home run with one out in the third inning.

Zack Godley (1-1, 2.45) gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out one batter in seven innings. In the fifth inning, Ryan Schimpf hit a leadoff home run, Hunter Renfroe scored on Austin Hedges single, and Hedges crossed the plate on a Richard single. Renfroe’s infield single drove in Allen Cordoba and Wil Myers scored on Cory Spangenberg‘s sacrifice fly.

The Padres travel to New York to start a three game series with the Mets (18-24) at Citi Field starting tomorrow at 4:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 4.61) gets the start in tomorrow’s first game against Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.56).

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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 (15-29) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-18), 10-1, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Jered Weaver (0-5, 7.44) stunk. Seven earned runs on five hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. In fact, he surpassed Edinson Volquez‘ Padres record for futility.*

Fortunately, Dustin has already written a summation of Weaver’s not-even-an-inning of work, so I won’t bother with that. Craig Stammen pitched three and a third innings of relief, with David Peralta leading off the sixth inning with a solo home run and Jake Lamb hit his second bomb of the night one out later. In lighter news, Luis Sardinas pitched a shutout ninth inning of relief. So at least they had that going for them. Which is nice.

Taijuan Walker (4-3, 3.46) shut out the Padres over six innings on two hits and three walks while striking out three. Allen Cordoba scored the Padres lone run in the ninth inning on Ryan Schimpf‘s single.

Tonight’s second game pits Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.19) against Robbie Ray (2-3, 4.57) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

*I have no idea if that’s actually a record. But it was the worst pitching performance I’ve ever seen from a Padre, until last night that is.

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Allen Cordoba got a rare start at shortstop yesterday and went 0-for-3 with an error, although he drew a walk and turned a couple of double plays.

Cordoba, of course, is a Rule 5 pick, plucked from the Cardinals over the winter and dropped into the majors from Rookie Ball. That kind of disruption to the normal developmental process is supposed to backfire, but Cordoba’s hitting .263/.333/.456 through 63 scattered plate appearances, generally looking the part of a legit player. It’s a super small sample size, and those numbers don’t mean much in the long run, but it’s still impressive to see a player with Cordoba’s limited professional track record hold his own, and more, in a rushed big-league debut.

I got to thinking: maybe he’s faced a ton of left-handed pitchers or just a ton of really bad pitchers, and that’s inflating the numbers some. It’s possible that Andy Green and company have picked the perfect spots for Cordoba, and that his performance has come in situations that don’t quite reflect what a typical everyday player might face. In fact, that’d make perfect sense, as you’d want to ease Cordoba in as much as possible with favorable matchups.

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At the Pub, you might sit down and be unable to decide on a pint to drink, or want to try a variety of beers without committing to any of them. You’ll order a sampler, 4 beers served in smaller portions. This is that, in blog form.

Leave The Dong, Take The Cannoli

The San Diego Padres are bad, as expected, and currently hold the worst record in all of Major League Baseball. The Padres have a bad offense, as could have also been expected due to a lineup filled with mostly young players and castoffs, and currently rank 28th in wRC+, 28th in wOBA, and 30th in offensive fWAR, at -0.2, meaning the Padres offense, as a whole, is below replacement level. The Padres, however, are decidedly un-bad at one thing: mashing taters.

The Padres rank tied for 5th in MLB at crushing dongs, having hit 51 home runs through 39 games. That’s 1.3 per game. They are currently on pace for over 200 big flies this season, which would smash the previous team record of 172, set all the way back in 1970, the team’s 2nd year in the league. Wil Myers has 10 blasts. Ryan Schimpf has 9 dingers. Austin Hedges, surprisingly, has 8 very handsome round-trippers. Erick Aybar, the new Alexi Amarista, has 4, and rule 5 hanger-on Allen Cordoba (more on him later) has 3, which must have been particularly soul-crushing for the opposing pitchers. Among those listed, only Myers, the star, and Cordoba, in very limited exposure, have been above-average offensive players.

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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 (14-24) scored fewer runs than the Chicago White Sox (16-17) last night at Guaranteed Rate Field, losing 5-4 in a walk off.

Trevor Cahill (3-2. 3.27) gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Avisail Garcia hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Jose Abreu reached on a throwing error by Ryan Schimpf, took second base on a wild pitch, took third base on another wild pitch, and then Cahill walked Garcia on yet another wild pitch, allowing Abreu to score. Kevan Smith scored on Leury Garcia‘s ground out and Melky Cabrera‘s RBI single drove in Tyler Saladino in the fifth inning. In the ninth inning, Saladino scored on Yolmer Sanchez‘ single to win the game.

Dylan Covey (0-3, 7.98) pitched four and a third innings, surrendering three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine. For the second game in a row, the Padres had a home run to leadoff the game on the first pitch, this time by Manuel Margot. Allen Cordoba hit a solo home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, Hunter Renfroe scored on Wil Myers‘ sacrifice fly.  And Myers hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Today’s rubber game pits Jered Weaver (0-4, 6.81) against Jose Quintana (2-5, 4.46) starting at 11:10pm 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 (14-23) scored more runs than the Chicago White Sox (15-17), 6-3, in the first of three games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 5.12) gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six and a third innings. Leury Garcia hit two home runs – a two-run in the third inning and a solo in the seventh – to account for all three White Sox runs.

Miguel Gonzalez (3-3, 3.38) surrendered five runs in five innings pitched on eight hits and four walks while striking out two. Matt Szczur led off the game with a solo home run. In the third inning, Austin Hedges‘ double scored Cory Spangenberg and Yangervis Solarte. Hedges hit a solo home run and Allen Cordoba‘s single drove in Erick Aybar in the fifth inning. Wil Myers added a solo home run in the ninth inning.

In this evening’s second game, starting a 4:10pm PDT, Trevor Cahill (3-2. 3.06) takes the mound with Dylan Covey (0-3, 8.28) going for the White Sox.

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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 (10-16) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (9-16) last night at AT&T Park, 12-4.

Jhoulys Chacin (3-3, 5.82) gave up three runs in five innings on five hit and two walks while striking out six. In the fifth inning, Eduardo Nunez drove in Conor Gillaspie and later scored on a bases loaded two-run single by Brandon Belt. Gillaspie scored again on a Gorkys Hernandez single in the sixth inning.

Matt Cain (2-0, 2.30) pitched five innings, giving up just one run — on a single by Erick Aybar in the fourth inning to drive in Ryan Schimpf — on six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts, but didn’t get a decision after the Giants’ bullpen gave up eleven runs in relief. In the sixth inning, Chris Stratton lasted just one out while giving up five runs and Neil Ramirez lasted an inning and a third while giving up six runs.

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In the seventh inning, Allen Cordoba hit a three-run home run.

Today’s series finale, starting at 1:05pm PDT, matches Clayton Richard (2-3, 4.45) against Ty Blach (0-1, 4.22).

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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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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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