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 (38-51) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (35-56), 5-4, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (5-9, 4.75) gave up four runs on eleven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. Buster Posey‘s RBI single in the first inning drove in Brandon Belt. In the second inning, Johnny Cueto singled to score Brandon Crawford but Cueto was thrown out after rounding first base. Miguel Gonzalez‘ sacrifice fly drove in Hunter Pence and Gorkys Hernandez scored on Denard Span‘s single in the sixth inning. Posey hit a solo home run in the seventh inning,

Cueto (6-7, 4.59) allowed three runs in four innings on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Cory Spangenberg scored on Jabari Blash‘s double and Blash scored on an Erick Aybar single in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Aybar came home on a single by Austin Hedges. Jose Pirela‘s single in the ninth inning drove in Manuel Margot.

Tonight, Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.32) starts the second game against Madison Bumgarner (0-3, 3.00), who makes his first appearance since going on the disabled list on April 20th. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40pm 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 (38-49) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (28-58), 2-1, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.32) allowed one run on three hits and two walk while striking out six in six and a third innings. Maikel Franco hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Kirby Yates, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer allowed only one hit and one walk in the final two and two-thirds innings.

Aaron Nola (6-6, 3.59) gave up two runs in eight innings on four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. Carlos Asuaje tripled in the seventh inning to drive in Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges‘ single scored Asuaje.

The Padres try for the sweep as Trevor Cahill (3-2, 2.96) starts today’s series finale against Jerad Eickhoff (0-7, 4.93) starting at 10:35am 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 (37-49) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (28-57) in the first of three games at Citizen’s Bank Park last night, 4-3.

Clayton Richard (5-8, 4.66) allowed one run on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings before the game was delayed an hour and 34 minutes by rain in the middle of the seventh inning. Tommy Joseph hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Cameron Rupp scored on a groundout by Daniel Nava and Freddy Galvis‘ single drove in Nick Williams in the seventh inning.

Nick Pivetta (2-4, 4.73) gave up three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out nine in seven innings. Jose Pirela hit a solo home run in the first inning. Austin Hedges hit two solo home runs — in the third and fifth innings — and drove in Cory Spangenberg with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly.

This afternoon’s second game features Jhoulys Chacin (7-7, 4.52) taking the mound versus Aaron Nola (6-5, 3.73) starting at 1:05pm 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 (33-48) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-28), 8-0, last night at Petco Park.

Dillon Overton‘s Padres debut was a forgettable one. Overton (0-1, 6.65) lasted four and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three. Logan Forsythe‘s first inning single to drive in Chris Taylor was all the Dodgers needed, but they didn’t stop there. Starting pitcher Rich Hill drove in Forsythe with a single in the fourth inning. Corey Seager and Justin Turner hit back-to-back solo home runs to lead off the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, Taylor hit a grand slam, the second in two nights for the Dodgers.

Hill (5-4, 4.00) shutout the Padres over seven innings, giving up four hits and a walk with eleven strikeouts. Manuel Margot was 2-for-3 with a walk. Austin Hedges and Erick Aybar each had one of the other two hits for the Padres.

Jhoulys Chacin (6-7, 4.76) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Kenta Maeda (6-3, 4.15) beginning at 1:40pm 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 (31-45) scored fewer runs than the Detroit Tigers (33-42) in their three game series finale yesterday at Petco Park, 7-5.

Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.42) gave up five runs on nine hits and two walks in five and a third innings with three strikeouts. Mikie Mahtook drove in Justin Upton with a triple, James McCann‘s double score Mahtook, and McCann scored on a Jose Iglesias single, all in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Nicholas Castellanos‘ two-run home run tied the game at five. In the ninth inning, Mahtook singled off Brandon Maurer to drive in Ian Kinsler and Upton before being tagged trying to take second base for the third out.

Jordan Zimmermann (5-5, 5.53) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five in four innings. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the second inning, Erick Aybar led off with a home run and Matt Szczur tripled to drive in Hunter Renfroe. Richard’s squeeze bunt in the fourth inning scored Aybar and Renfroe scored on Jose Pirelas‘ ground-rule double.

The Padres have the day off today. The Atlanta Braves (36-39) come to Petco Park for three games beginning Tuesday at 7:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (6-6, 4.95) gets the first start against Sean Newcomb (0-2, 1.96).
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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 (31-44) scored more runs than the Detroit Tigers (32-42) last night, 7-3, at Petco Park.

Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 6.60) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings pitched. In the fifth inning, Justin Upton scored on Andrew Romine‘s double and Romine took third when Hunter Renfroe threw the ball into the Tigers’ dugout. Romine then scored on Jose Iglesias‘ single and Iglesias took second base when Austin Hedges missed the throw home by Chase d’Arnaud. Romine drove in Upton again in the seventh inning with a single.

Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 6.75) gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits with no walks and four strikeouts in six innings. d’Arnaud scored on Lamet’s sacrifice bunt in the first inning, but Lamet was safe after an error by Sanchez. Jose Pirela scored on Wil Myers‘ sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. In the eighth inning, Hector Sanchez hit a pinch-hit two-run home run, the Padres loaded the bases and Carlos Asuaje and Myers scored on Cory Spangenberg single, and Hedges drove in Renfroe with a bunt single.

Allen Cordoba was hit in the hand by a Sanchez pitch in the third inning and left the game.

The Padres try for the sweep in this afternoon’s series finale. Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.20) takes the mound against Jordan Zimmermann (5-5, 5.25) starting at 1:40pm 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 (30-44) scored more runs than the Detroit Tigers (32-41), 1-0, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Luis Perdomo (2-4, 4.56) allowed two hits and five walks with six strikeouts in six shutout innings. Perdomo didn’t give up a hit in the first four innings, but walked five, until Andrew Romine led off the fifth inning with a single.

Michael Fulmer (6-6, 3.29) gave up one run on two hits and four walks while striking out eight in seven innings. Austin Hedges returned to the lineup and hit a double in the second inning to drive in Cory Spangenberg for the only run of the game.

Tonight, Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 7.50) gets the start against Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 7.96) with first pitch scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.
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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 (28-43) 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 evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (27-41) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (37-32), 6-5 in ten innings, last night in the first of three games at Miller Park.

Junior Guerra (1-1, 2.84) gave up four runs on two hits and four walks with three strikeouts in six innings. In the first inning, Wil Myers hit three-run home run and Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Miguel Diaz (1-1, 7.36) pitched three and a third innings, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five. Travis Shaw hit a solo home run in the second inning. Keon Broxton hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Manny Pina tied up the ballgame with a solo home run in the eighth inning. And Eric Thames‘ walk-off solo home run ended the game in the tenth inning.

This afternoon Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 8.50) gets the start against Chase Anderson (5-2, 2.83) starting at 1:10pm PDT.
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