By now, you’ve seen the video. You’ve read all of the accounts. You’ve dissected the viral diagrams:

I’m not sure there’s a whole lot more to say on the issue of Anthony Rizzo‘s “slide” into Austin Hedges from Monday night, but the internet isn’t going to stop me from trying. So here are some disjointed thoughts.

That was a dirty slide. It’s obviously hard to determine whether Rizzo attempted to injure Hedges, but he clearly went out of his way to collide with him to presumably jar the ball loose. There’s a good chance that kind of collision, initiated by a 6-foot-3, 240-pound man, will injure the person on the receiving end, the one who’s standing still and not expecting the impact. So when Rizzo decided to leave the base path and not make a play toward home plate (i.e., to break the rules), he opted to do something with a good chance of injuring Hedges. Parse things all you want, Rizzo’s actions led directly to Hedges leaving the game. To make matters worse, both Rizzo and his manager, Joe Maddon, acted like jackasses after the game.

(By the way, I’m not saying Rizzo is a dirty player. No idea. He probably isn’t one, and it was a split-second decision in effort to help his team win a ball game. It was still a dirty play in the context of the rules and general sportsmanship.)

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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 (28-44) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (36-34), 4-0, at Wrigley Field last night.

Jhoulys Chacin (6-6, 4.95) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in six innings with six strikeouts. Anthony Rizzo led off the bottom of the first with a home run. In the fourth inning, a single by Addison Russell drove in Kris Bryant, who had been hit by a pitch. Ian Happ hit a solo home run to lead off the Cubs’ eighth inning and Javier Baez scored before Albert Almora was thrown out at third base trying to stretch his double.

Mike Montgomery (1-3, 2.26) gave up three hits and no walks with four strikeouts while shutting the Padres out over six innings.

This afternoon’s series finale has Miguel Diaz (1-1, 7.36) getting the start at 11:20am PDT against Eddie Butler (3-2, 4.41).
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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 (28-43) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (35-34) last night, 3-2, in the first of three games at Wrigley Field.

Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.20) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in six and a third innings. Albert Almora scored on an Anthony Rizzo sacrifice fly in the third inning. In the seventh inning, Willson Contreras led off the inning with a home run and Almora doubled to drive in Javier Baez, who scored on a Jose Pirela fielding error.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Kris Bryant flied out to Matt Szczur, who then threw out Rizzo as he tried to score. In the process, Rizzo did not slide, instead choosing to lead with his knees and ran into Austin Hedges, who held on to the ball.

Jon Lester (4-4, 3.83) gave up two runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Pirela led off the game with a home run. And Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the third inning.

Tonight, Jhoulys Chacin (6-5, 5.10) starts against Mike Montgomery (0-3, 2.56) in the series’ second game, with first pitch scheduled for 5:05pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (22-33) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-27), 2-1, yesterday at Petco Park, completing the three-game series sweep.

Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.01) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four. In the second inning, Javier Baez singled to score Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras was thrown out trying to take third base for the third out. Winning pitcher Brad Hand and Brandon Maurer pitched two perfect innings of relief.

Jake Arrieta (5-4, 4.60) allowed one run on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched. Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the eighth inning, Yangervis Solarte‘s ground ball drove in Franchy Cordero, who had tripled, with the go-ahead run.

The Padres have the day off today. The Colorado Rockies (33-21) come to Petco Park for three games starting tomorrow at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (3-6, 4.33) gets the start in Friday’s game against German Marquez (4-2, 3.76).

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

The Padres (20-33) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-25), 5-2, yesterday afternoon in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50) gave up two runs on three hits, five walks, and one hit-by-pitch, with two strikeouts in just four innings. The Cubs loaded the bases in the first two innings, but only scored on a single in the first inning by Jason Heyward that drove in Ben Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo. Cosart, Jose Torres, and Ryan Buchter combined to walk ten Cubs in seven innings.

Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.75) gave up five runs on six hits and no walks while striking out five in five innings. Hendricks retired the first ten batters he faced before Yangervis Solarte singled with one out in the fourth inning. After a Wil Myers‘ single and Ryan Schimpf being hit by a pitch, Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam home run. In the fifth inning, Torres hit his first Major League hit, Allen Cordoba and Solarte each singled to load the bases again, and Myers singled in Torres.

Tonight, Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80) makes his Petco Park debut against Eddie Butler (2-0, 1.33) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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Saturday was the annual Padres FanFest. Originally, I was going to write a recap of my day. But I was so bored there I didn’t even bother taking any notes and only took a couple of photos. I’ll let Ryan sum up the rest of my feelings on the last few FanFests:

Now that we have that (not unexpected) disappointment out of the way, I ended up going to Bub’s at the Ballpark with your good friend and mine, Nathan Zack. The plan was to meet Dave and Laura Perek there, which has become sort of an annual tradition for Nathan whenever he’s in town. I had never met Dave or Laura before, even though we’ve followed each other on Twitter for years, so I was excited to finally get to do that.

Over the course of the two hours we spent at Bub’s, I was introduced to a little game the three of them play amongst themselves where they make predictions about the upcoming season. I was intrigued, to say the least, so I joined them for this year’s edition.

What follows is all of our selections for this game. We don’t know how it’s going to end yet, but I’m pretty sure I nailed every category. I’ve put my selections in bold.

There are no stakes. There is no prize. It’s all for fun.

So, relax, let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, OK?

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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 (53-72) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (79-45) last night, 5-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Edwin Jackson (3-4, 5.71) gave up five runs on seven hits — including three home runs — and four walks with two strikeouts in five innings. Addison Russell hit a solo home run in the second inning. Dexter Fowler scored in the third inning on a Russell sacrifice fly. Kris Bryant led off the fifth inning with a solo home run and Jason Heyward hit a two-run home run with Anthony Rizzo on base.

Jon Lester (14-4, 2.81) pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight. In the seventh inning, Ryan Schimpf struck out on a Justin Grimm wild pitch and made it to first base, allowing Alex Dickerson to score the Padres’ only run.

Tonight, Christian Friedrich (4-9, 4.69) takes the mound against Jake Arrieta (15-5, 2.75) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at the office, sneaking in a Padres game in between customer calls and sips of the scotch you hid in your desk drawer. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were pretending to work.

The Padres (14-20) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-7), 7-4, at Wrigley Field this morning in the make-up game of Monday’s rainout.

Colin Rea (3-1, 4.24) allowed all four runs in five innings pitched on seven hits and four walk with three strikeouts. An Anthony Rizzo single in the first inning scored Ben Zobrist, who had an RBI single in the second inning. In the fourth inning, back-to-back doubles by Addison Russell and Tim Federowicz scored two more runs for the Cubs. Carlos Villanueva pitched a shutout inning of relief in the sixth and was credited with the win.

Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.03) pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight. Wil Myers reached and advanced to second base on a throwing error in the first inning, allowing Travis Jankowski to score. Matt Kemp then followed with a single to plate Myers. With two outs in the seventh inning, Myers singled to score Jankowski again, Kemp walked, and Brett Wallace hit a three-run home run to put the Padres ahead for good. A Kemp sacrifice fly in the eighth inning plated Adam Rosales and added an insurance run.

In the series finale and second game today, Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 2.12) takes the mound against John Lackey (4-1, 4.02) at 5:05pm PDT.

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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 (13-20) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-6) in the first of three games at Wrigley Field. Monday’s game was rained out.

Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.54) gave up six runs on ten hits and three walks and a strikeout in just four innings. In the second inning, Ben Zobrist scored on an Addison Russell double. On the throw from Matt Kemp, Russell  was tagged out between second and third base in a weird-looking play that I still haven’t quite figured out yet. A Kris Bryant double in the third inning scored Dexter Fowler and Jason Heyward. Bryant later came home on a single by Zobrist. Russell hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to score Anthony Rizzo and Zobrist.

Jon Lester (4-1, 1.96) pitched six innings, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four. Melvin Upton Jr. hit a solo home run with two outs in the fourth inning to give the Padres their first run of the night. In the fifth inning, a double by Alexei Ramirez (who would eventually leave the game with a right hamstring cramp) scored Jose Pirela, followed one out later by a double by Jon Jay to score pinch-runner Adam Rosales. With the bases loaded and two out in the eighth inning, Alex Dickerson hit his first Major League home run, a grand slam, driving in Derek Norris, Upton, and Pirela.

Today, the Padres and Cubs will play a day/night doubleheader. In the first game, starting at 10:05pm PDT, Colin Rea (3-1, 3.82) takes on Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.10). In the second game, Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 2.12) takes the mound against John Lackey (4-1, 4.02) at 5:05pm PDT.

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

The Padres (7-4) scored more runs, 5-4, than the Chicago Cubs (5-4) yesterday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The game also marked the debut of the Cubs’ third-baseman, former USD Torero Kris Bryant, who went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts to start out his debut and a groundout to third in his last at-bat to end it.

James Shields (2-0, 2.84) did just enough to get the win, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walk with nine strikeouts in six innings.  Shields didn’t look particularly good in the third and fifth innings. Shields committed a throwing error to first base and threw a wild pitch (that really should have been scored a passed ball on Derek Norris) in the third that resulted in two runs for the Cubs. And in the fifth, a Jorge Soler comebacker and a Anthony Rizzo double to right resulted in the other two Cubs runs.

Cubs starter Jason Hammel (1-0, 5.11) pitched six and a third innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Hammel gave up the first two runs on a Will Middlebrooks home run in the fourth inning. The other two were charged to Hammel after he left the game with two on in the seventh and Wil Myers hit a three-run home run off of Brian Schlitter. Even though it could be argued (and Joe Maddon did, unsuccessfully) that Myers had been struck out to end the inning on the pitch before the home run.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth inning for his fourth save of the season.

The Padres once again face-off against the Cubs at Wrigley Field today at 11:20am PDT. Tyson Ross (1-0, 3.75) takes the mound against the Cubs and Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 10.38).

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