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 (68-91) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (91-68), 9-4, in the Padres’ final game of 2016 at Petco Park. The Padres ended with a losing record at home in 2016 at 39-42.

Christian Friedrich (5-12, 4.66) gave up five runs in five and two-thirds innings on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Joc Pederson‘s double in the fifth inning drove in Rob Segedin and put the Dodgers on the board. A single by Justin Turner in the sixth inning scored Charlie Culberson, Turner scored on a wild pitch by Jose Torres, and Yasiel Puig and Segedin scored on a Pederson double. Carlos Ruiz‘ two-run double in the seventh inning scored Turner and Puig. Andrew Toles scored on a Andre Ethier single in the eighth inning. And Toles’ single in the ninth inning drove in Micah Johnson

Julio Urias (5-2, 3.39) was pulled after three innings — to help keep him fresh for the postseason — while giving up one hit and three walks and striking out five. Jesse Chavez pitched the fourth inning and gave up two runs. Carlos Asuaje drove in Hunter Renfroe with a single and Derek Norris scored on Luis Sardinas single. Three Dodger pitchers shutout the Padres until the ninth inning, when Jon Jay‘s single scored Manuel Margot and a Yangervis Solarte double drove Jay in.

The Padres wrap up the season with three games at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks (66-93). Edwin Jackson (5-6, 5.77) gets the start tonight at 6:40pm PDT against Braden Shipley (4-5. 5.26).

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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 (74-86) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (90-70), 6-2, last night in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.

Casey Kelly (0-2, 7.94) gave up six runs (three earned) in four and a third innings on eight hits and two walk while striking out three. The Dodgers scored five runs in the third inning, and it looked like this:

The Dodgers added one more in the fifth inning on a Justin Turner single to score Howie Kendrick.

Alex Wood (12-12, 3.84) pitched seven innings while allowing two runs on five hits, one walk, and striking out four. Jedd Gyorko led off the seventh inning with a single and Melvin Upton Jr. followed with a double. Alexi Amarista‘s ground out scored Gyorko, and Cody Decker, getting his first start in the Major Leagues, hit a sacrifice fly to score Upton Jr for his first Major League RBI.

Robbie Erlin (1-1, 6.30) gets the start tonight against Zack Greinke (18-3, 1.68) in the second to last game of the 2015 season. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10pm PDT.

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

San Diego (65-72) put the finishing touches on a dismal series, losing 5-1 to Los Angeles (78-58) and dropping 3 of the four games.  Realistically they needed to sweep the Dodgers to have any hope for the playoffs over the next 3 weeks.  Instead they find themselves tied for fourth in the NL West, 13.5 games off the pace.  Brett Anderson (9-8) worked 5 2/3 for the win.  Andrew Cashner (5-14) took the loss.  Much like Friday night, the Padres were done in by one disastrous inning; this time, it was the seventh.

The Dodgers struck first, without benefit of a hit.  Two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases, and Andre Ethier drove in the first run with a sac fly to left.  Jedd Gyorko‘s 401’ blast to left-center in the third tied the game at one, and it stayed that way until the sixth.  Justin Turner doubled with one out, didn’t move to third on Ethier’s weak single, went to third anyway on Corey Seager‘s deep fly to center, and scored on AJ Ellis‘ sinking line drive single to left that Justin Upton juuuust missed snaring.

The Padres threatened in the bottom half.  Derek Norris walked, and Wil Myers singled with two out.  JP Howell relieved Anderson, and Melvin Upton JR was summoned to pinch-hit for Cory Spangenberg.  Upton’s hard ground ball caromed off Seager, but right to Jimmy Rollins, who threw him out to end the threat.

Then came the seventh.  With two out and Rollins on first, consecutive singles by Adrian Gonzalez and Turner loaded the bases.  Nick Vincent came on to relieve Marcos Mateo.  He enticed Ethier to ground weakly up the first base line, picked it up …

… then shot-putted it down the right-field line.  All 3 runs scored.  And that was pretty much that.

Monday the Padres host Colorado.  Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.88) will face Kyle Kendrick (4-12, 6.29).

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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 (65-71) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-58) last night, 2-0, in the third of four games at Petco Park.

Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.21) gave up just one run in six innings on five hit and two walks with three strikeouts. Andre Ethier doubled to lead off the fourth inning and was knocked in by Carl Crawford ground-rule double into the Petco Porch in right field. Against Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning, Ethier walked to lead off, Crawford singled, Yasmani Grandal bunted a ball into the air that was caught by Austin Hedges, then Joc Pederson singled to left field, scoring Ethier.

Alex Wood (10-9, 3.51) shutout the Padres over his seven innings on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts.  Chris Hatcher and Kenley Jansen each pitched a no-hit, shutout inning of relief.

The final game of the four-game series is this afternoon at 1:10pm PDT. Andrew Cashner (5-13, 4.15) takes the hill against Brett Anderson (8-8, 3.43).

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

The Padres (32-33) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (37-26), 4-2 in 12 innings, after a couple of pitchers out of the Padres’ bullpen imploded.

James Shields (7-0, 3.59) was pulled after seven innings, despite throwing just 86 pitches, allowing one run on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. The one run was from a Andre Ethier home run in the seventh inning. The Dodgers tied the game in the eighth inning when Joaquin Benoit walked Yasiel Puig with two outs and then Adrian Gonzalez doubled to right field, allowing Puig to score. In the twelfth inning, Dale Thayer loaded the bases with one out. After Alex Guerrero lined out for the second out, Gonzalez singled to center field to score Alberto Callaspo and Enrique Hernandez.

Mike Bolsinger (4-1, 2.25) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts while pitching just four and two-third innings. In the fifth inning, Justin Upton singled with two outs and the bases loaded to score Shields and Will Venable.

The Oakland A’s come to town for two games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (3-6, 3.81) takes the hill tonight against Jesse Hahn (3-5, 3.84).

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

The Padres (21-24) demolished the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-17), 11-3, yesterday as they avoided the series sweep at Dodger Stadium. Justin Upton had six RBI, all against Dodgers’ starting pitcher Carlos Frias (3-2, 5.34), while going 2-for-4 with his first grand slam with the Padres. Derek Norris contributed two RBI while going 2-for-5. Will Venable went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. And Will Middlebrooks hit his fifth home run of the season with a solo shot in the third inning.

James Shields (6-0, 3.75) remained undefeated while giving up three runs in seven innings on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Andre Ethier ground into a double play with the bases loaded in the seventh inning that also allowed Jimmy Rollins to score. Alex Guerrero then cleared the bases with his seventh home run. Dale Thayer and Shawn Kelley pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to close out the victory.

The Friars travel the 31.1 miles [which will likely take 2 hours] to Angel Stadium in Anaheim for the first of three games against the Angels tonight at 6:05pm PDT. Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.93) gets the start against Jeff Jered Weaver (3-4, 4.37)

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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 (10-9) scored less runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (11-6) last night, 11-8, and it wasn’t even that close. Ian Kennedy (0-1, 10.80) was hit hard and hit early, lasting just four and a third innings [which was probably two innings more than he should have been in there] giving up eight runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Andre Ethier hit two home runs off of Kennedy. Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick did too. Juan Uribe hit one off of Chris Rearick, who finished the fifth inning for Kennedy.

Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 5.87) pitched five innings, surrendering six runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts before leaving with what was later reported as tightness in his right elbow. Wil Myers led off the bottom of the first inning with his third home run. Justin Upton hit two home runs off of McCarthy.

This afternoon will have Brandon Morrow (0-0, 3.15) taking the mound against the Dodgers and Scott Baker (0-0, 0.00) at 1:10pm PDT in the final game of the series at Petco Park.

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