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 (30-31) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (29-30), 4-1, yesterday at Turner Field.

Tyson Ross (3-6, 3.81) really only had one bad inning of his six innings pitched, as the Braves scored two in the second. Ross gave up three runs on nine hits and two walks with five strikeouts. A Kelly Johnson single scored Nick Markakis and Andrelton Simmons singled to score A.J. Pierzynski in the second inning. In the third inning, Freddie Freeman ground into a bases-loaded double play that scored Williams Perez. The Braves scored their fourth run in the seventh inning when Cameron Maybin hit a bases-loaded single off Shawn Kelley to score Pierzynski.

Perez (2-0, 2.78) pitched seven innings, allowing just the one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. The Padres were unable to do much of anything against Perez. Cory Spangenberg‘s RBI double to score Ross in the fifth inning was all the offense could manage.

This morning at 9:10am PDT, Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.05) takes the mound in the final game of the four game series at Turner Field versus Julio Teheran (4-2, 4.87).

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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 (30-30) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (28-30), 6-5, yesterday in the second game of their four game series at Turner Field

James Shields (7-0, 3.79) came away with a no-decision again, as the Braves came back from a 5-0 deficit to tie the game in the sixth inning. Nick Markakis started the Braves’ scoring, reaching on an error to plate Jace Peterson. Juan Uribe walked and Andrelton Simmons then hit a bases-loaded double to clear the bases. Jonny Gomes then had an RBI-single to score Simmons. Shields allowed five runs (four earned) in five and one-third innings on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts.

The Braves took the lead on a Joey Terdoslavich pinch hit leadoff home run in the eighth inning off Joaquin Benoit. The home run was Terdoslavich’s first of his career.

Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 4.72) didn’t fare much better than Shields, giving up five runs in five and two-third innings on twelve hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Clint Barmes hit an RBI double in the second inning to score Cory Spangenberg. Will Venable hit a solo home run in the third inning. Derek Norris scored in the fifth inning on a Yonder Alonso single. Venable and Norris had back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth inning.

Tonight, Tyson Ross (3-5, 3.75) takes the mound for the Friars opposite the Braves’ Williams Perez (1-0, 3.55) at Turner Field at 4:10pm.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you are working during the game that started at 9:10 am PDT.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking orange juice and/or coffee.

The Padres (46-59) were shutout by the Atlanta Braves (57-48) 2-0 at Turner Field yesterday.  Jason Lane (0-1, 0.87) was tagged with the loss despite only giving up one run in six innings on six hits and no walks with two strikeouts.  That one run came off a home run by Evan Gattis in the seventh.  Lane was called up from AAA El Paso to start for Ian Kennedy, who has a sore oblique but is expected to make his next scheduled start on Saturday.

Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.63) shut the Padres’ batters down in his eight innings.  Santana struck out a personal best eleven batters while giving up just five hits and no walks.  But he had some defensive help from Andrelton Simmons, who made a couple of great plays at shortstop.

Tonight, the Friars are back home at Petco Park to take on the St Louis Cardinals for three games.  Tyson Ross (9-10, 2.65) starts the opener tonight at 7:10 pm PDT against Lance Lynn (11-7, 3.05) on Taco Tuesday.  It’s also the Dog Days of Summer, so there will probably be more poop than usual in the Park at the Park.

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Welcome to extension season.

If late Fall is free agency season and Winter is hot stove season, then early Spring is extension season. As the arbitration process comes to an end and rosters have for the most part taken shape, GM’s and agents begin to focus on retaining their top young talent. Already since the beginning of the new year, GM’s around the league have handed out long-term deals to Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, Michael Brantley, Julio Teheran, Craig Kimbrel, Homer Bailey, Andrelton Simmons, and Brett Gardner. It’s also been rumored that Mike Trout and the Angels are discussing a deal, which reportedly could end up somewhere in the realm of 6 years, $150 million.

For Padres fans, there are a few players who could be looking at possible extensions, but thus far the team hasn’t handed out any of that sweet long-term scrilla. There’s of course Chase Headley, who is entering his final season of team control, and who has been an extension candidate since before Osama Bin Laden died. There are also a few other guys who could possibly be extension candidates, including but not limited to Jedd Gyorko, Andrew Cashner, and Everth Cabrera. No, not Yonder Alonso. Read More…