Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  Then your scientific theory that “brown = offense” gets blown out the water by a Cubs’ pitcher not named Edwin Jackson.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (22-28) were defeated by the Chicago Cubs (18-29) last night, 3-2.  If not for Carlos Quentin‘s 2-run pinch hit home run — his second PH homer of the season — it would have likely been a shutout.  Travis Wood (5-4, 4.35) pitched 7 1/3 innings, shutting down the Friars’ offense until Quentin came up to bat for Alex Torres in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Billy Buckner (0-1, 4.76) — who was added to the roster to replace Robbie Erlin — pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 4 walks with 4 strikeouts.  One of those hits was a solo home run by Cubs’ third baseman Luis Valbuena, which knocked Buckner out of the game.

This afternoon at 1:10 pm PDT, the Padres and Cubs wrap up the series.  Ian Kennedy (2-6, 3.79) takes the mound for the Padres against the Cubs and Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.91).  The first 25,000 in attendance get a pair of Padres brown Knockaround Fort Knocks sunglasses.

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Thanks to johlac66, I got to see my second Padres game of 2014 on Saturday night. Mrs. Ducksnorts and I hung with him and Gaslamp Ball‘s jbox for the evening in a packed Petco Park.

We caught the tail end of Padres batting practice. Dave Roberts was pitching. Andrew Cashner and Cameron Maybin chatted with fans. Maybin, who would later make a ridiculous catch in right-center during the game to rob Junior Lake of extra bases, looks like he’s having fun even in warmups.

Then the Cubs batted. Lake and Mike Olt put on serious power displays. Former Padres first baseman Anthony Rizzo worked on hitting the ball to left field, then took some grounders at shortstop for fun. Manager Rick Renteria got a nice round of applause from those who remember his days as a Padres coach and perhaps even as skipper of the Lake Elsinore Storm.

Food: Tri-tip sandwich. Drink: Alesemith Speedway Stout, served on tap at Ryan Bros. Coffee stand. That a 12% ABV beer is poured at Petco Park borders on irresponsible, but I’m not complaining.

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