Jhoulys Chacin‘s struggles continue

The most often cited Chacin split is the home-road one, where he’s somehow posted a 0.67 home ERA this season and a 8.77 one on the road, and that doesn’t include last night’s clunker in New York. That Chacin split is explainable to a degree (Petco’s pitcher friendly, players perform better at home, etc.), but with that large a gap it’s mostly just a good helping of statistically noise. The more meaningful Chacin split is probably the lefty-right one (not that it’s bereft of noise), as he’s allowed .894 OPS against lefties this season, with six homers allowed, 10 walks, and 10 strikeouts in 99 plate appearances—and, again, that doesn’t include last night’s game.

If you watched Chacin’s 10-pitch battle with Michael Conforto (more on him in a second) to lead off yesterday’s game, it never felt like it was going to end well for Chacin. Conforto ultimately fouled off five straight pitches before taking a slider out to right field. Chacin will have to figure out how to not turn every lefty hitter into Bryce Harper (or Conforto) if he’s to turn things around this season.

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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 (16-31) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (19-24), 9-3, last night in the first of three games at Citi Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-4, 5.74) continued the disturbing trend of Padres starters giving up a lot of runs in the first inning, allowing seven runs on eight hits with no walks or strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning. Michael Conforto led off the Mets’ first inning with a home run and it just got worse from there.

Conforto added another solo home run in the fourth inning. In the seventh inning, Lucas Duda singled to drive in Juan Lagares. Hunter Renfroe threw out Wilmer Flores at third base on the same play.

Matt Harvey (3-3, 5.36) gave up two runs on three hits and four walks in five inning while striking out six. Cory Spangenberg drove in Ryan Schimpf with a single and Hunter Renfroe scored on Austin Hedges‘ groundout in the second inning. Schimpf hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 2.70) gets the start tonight against Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.75) starting at 4:10pm PDT.

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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 (15-25) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (21-18) last night in ten innings, 6-5, in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.19) continues his pursuit of any sort of decision in 2017, giving up three runs on five hits and no walks in six innings while striking out nine. Domingo Santana hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, driving in Eric Sogard and Hernan Perez. Jesus Aguilar hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Santana singled in the ninth inning, driving in Perez, but Santana was thrown out trying to take second base. Sogard hit a solo home run in the tenth inning for the Brewers’ final run.

Chase Anderson (2-0, 3.43) pitched five and a third innings, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe hit a two-RBI double in the second inning, knocking in Austin Hedges and Erick Aybar, and Perdomo hit an RBI triple to score Renfroe. In the fifth inning, Cory Spangenberg drove in Perdomo with a single, but was thrown out at second base. Renfroe hit a walkoff two-run home run in the tenth inning to win the game.

Tonight, Clayton Richard (2-4, 4.34) gets the start versus Jimmy Nelson (1-2, 3.99) beginning at 7:10pm 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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Four years ago, I started a project out of, quite frankly, spite and disappointment.

I now feel a responsibility to maintain this thing I started.

Because the Padres Twittersphere is an ever-evolving entity. Players and people leave, sometimes even of their own accord. Some who have stayed have changed their Twitter usage to not be all that interesting of a follow anymore. Still others just seem to have given up the medium altogether.

Some do a bit of all of that, sailing off into the distance in silence, like a sailboat in the night.

So, here we are. The fourth iteration of my “Padres Must-Follow” Twitter list.

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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 (13-23) scored fewer runs than the Texas Rangers (13-20), 5-2, on a walk-off three-run home run by Mike Napoli last night at Globe Life Park.

Clayton Richard (2-4, 4.34) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk while striking out four. Richard started the eighth inning and gave up a solo home run to Napoli and a single from Carlos Gomez before being relieved by Brad Hand. In the ninth inning, Brandon Maurer surrendered three straight one out singles that brought Elvis Andrus around to score before giving up a three-run walk-off home run to Napoli.

Martin Perez (1-5, 3.89) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six and a third innings pitched. Ryan Schimpf‘s RBI single in the first inning drove in Matt Szczur. In the seventh inning, a Manuel Margot sacrifice fly scored Austin Hedges.

The Padres head to Guaranteed Rate Field for three games against the Chicago White Sox (15-16). Jhoulys Chacin (3-3, 5.26) gets the start tonight against Miguel Gonzalez (3-2, 3.18) starting at 5:10pm 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 (13-20) scored more runs than the Texas Rangers (13-20) in the first of two games at Petco Park last night, 5-1.

Trevor Cahill (3-2, 3.06) gave up just one hit in five and a third shutout innings with five walks and seven strikeouts. Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo home run off Brad Hand in the seventh inning for the Rangers’ lone run.

Nick Martinez (0-2, 5.18) surrendered four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four in six innings. Austin Hedges‘ RBI single in the second inning put the Padres on the board and Hedges later scored on Manuel Margot‘s single. Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the third inning. Hedges hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Cory Spangenberg hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.

This afternoon Jered Weaver (0-3, 5.51) takes the mound against A.J. Griffin (3-0, 3.54) starting at 12:40pm 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 (12-20) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (17-14), 10-2, Saturday evening at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (2-4, 4.87) surrendered five runs on seven hits and six walks in five innings while striking out five. Cody Bellinger‘s RBI single in the fourth inning put the Dodgers on the scoreboard first, with Yasiel Puig batting a failed pickoff attempt by Austin Hedges allowed Franklin Gutierrez to score, and Puig singled to drive in Bellinger. A double by Enrique Hernandez in the fifth inning scored Chris Taylor and Justin Turner. In the ninth inning, a Miguel Diaz wild pitch let Joc Pederson cross the plate and Bellinger hit a grand slam home run.

Clayton Kershaw (5-2, 2.40) allowed one run on five hits and four walks with nine strikeouts in seven and a third innings. Ryan Schimpf hit a leadoff solo home run in the eighth inning. In the ninth inning, Jabari Blash scored as Cory Spangenberg reached on a throwing error.

This afternoon, Trevor Cahill (2-2, 3.60) starts the series finale opposite Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 3.10) with first pitch scheduled for 1:40pm PDT.

Update: Today’s game has been postponed due to rain. It has been rescheduled as part of a day/night doubleheader on September 2, 2017 at 12:40pm PDT, with the second game starting at 7:40pm PDT.

The Texas Rangers (13-18) come to Petco Park for two games starting tomorrow at 7:40pm PDT. Trevor Cahill (2-2, 3.60) gets the start tomorrow against Nick Martinez (0-1, 4.91).

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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 (12-16) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (16-11) last night, 6-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Trevor Cahill (2-2, 3.60) limited the Rockies to one unearned run over six innings on three hits and no walks while striking out seven. In the second inning, Ian Desmond stole second base and came home on a two-base throwing error by Austin Hedges. The Rockies loaded the bases in the eighth inning and Alexi Amarista scored on Nolan Arenado‘s single that followed.

Tyler Chatwood (2-4, 5.40) gave up five runs on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in five and a third innings. In the sixth inning, Cahill drew a walk and Manuel Margot‘s triple drove him in. Wil Myers hit a double one out later to drive in Margot. Yangervis Solarte and Ryan Schimpf then hit back-to-back home runs. In the seventh inning, Cory Spangenberg‘s single drove in Erick Aybar from second base.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, Jered Weaver (0-2, 4.71) gets the start in the second game of the series versus Antonio Senzatela (3-1, 2.81).

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