That’s the question Padres ownership will have to answer for a solution to the problem they’re facing: what to do about AJ Preller. The Padres were investigated by Major League Baseball for a complaint filed by the Boston Red Sox for withholding information in the Drew Pomeranz trade.

Preller was suspended for 30 days, which isn’t a huge deal in and of itself since major moves don’t usually happen between now and the end of the World Series. What is a big deal has less to do with MLB’s investigation and more to do with how other teams view Preller. Will anyone trust him after this?

As reported by Buster Olney, the accusations boil down to the reporting of player injury information to a central database. According to Olney, teams are required to record all information regarding any kind of treatment players receive. The Padres apparently didn’t include everything that was required. Ken Rosenthal reports that Drew Pomeranz “and others” were taking oral medications that weren’t disclosed, which led to the suspension. The Padres admit to the behavior, but say it wasn’t “malicious” which I guess means they claim they didn’t know it was against the rules.

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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 (57-82) scored fewer runs than the Boston Red Sox (78-61), 7-2, in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-3, 5.16) was removed after three and a third innings after straining his hamstring and groin while covering first base on a ground ball. Cosart gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walk with one strikeout. Travis Shaw hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Shaw then singled in the fourth inning to drive in Jackie Bradley Jr. and later scored on Dustin Pedroia‘s two-run double. Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run in the eighth inning and Brock Holt‘s pinch-hit solo home run in the ninth inning closed out the scoring.

David Price (15-8, 3.92) surrendered two runs on six hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out eight. Yangervis Solarte‘s RBI double to drive in Wil Myers in the first inning put the Padres on the scoreboard. Myers hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning to drive in Cosart.

The Colorado Rockies (67-72) come to Petco Park for four games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.29) gets the start in the first game against Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 6.60).

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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 (57-81) scored fewer runs than the Boston Red Sox (77-61) in the second of three games at Petco Park, 5-1.

Paul Clemens (2-5, 5.44) once again couldn’t make it through five innings, giving up five runs on nine hits and three walk with three strikeouts in four innings. With no outs in the fourth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run home run and Chris Young followed immediately with a solo home run. Hanley Ramirez‘ RBI single with no outs in the fifth inning ended Clemens’ night and Young hit into a bases-loaded RBI groundout against reliever Jose Dominguez.

Clay Buchholz (6-10, 4.99) surrendered one run on eight hits and no walks while striking out six in six and two-thirds innings. Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for the Padres’ lone run.

Jarred Cosart (0-2, 5.14) takes the mound in the series finale tonight against David Price (14-8, 3.92). First pitch is set for 6:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (57-80) scored more runs than the Boston Red Sox (76-61), 2-1, in game one of their three-game interleague series at Petco Park.

Edwin Jackson (4-5, 5.55) shut out the Red Sox for seven innings, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out eleven. Brad Hand surrendered the Red Sox’ one run in the eighth inning on a solo home run by Chris Young. Brandon Maurer pitched the ninth to record his eighth save.

Drew Pomeranz (10-11, 3.01) gave up two runs on six hits and two walk with five strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Tonight’s second game will feature Paul Clemens (2-4, 4.93) going up against Clay Buchholz (5-10, 5.20) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes one gets a little distracted on a National Holiday.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking, barbequing, and otherwise toasting those who risked hanging for High Treason to establish these United States.

Boston completed sweeping San Diego right out of town, winning 8-2 before most of us fired up the barbeque.  Starter Eric Stults didn’t get out of the fourth inning, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits.  It was his shortest outing in over two months (since April 27 against SF).  But hey at least we doubled our runs scored total for the series.  Red Sox Rookie Allen Webster got his first Major League win.

The Padres have lost six straight on this road trip.  They’ve also fallen six games under .500 (40-46) and tumbled into a last-place tie with San Francisco in the NL West.  Still, they’re only 4.5 games off the pace.  And, Everth Cabrera returns to action tomorrow night in Washington DC.  All is not lost.

Recaps:

Offense remains in funk as losing skid hits six – Corey Brock (mlb.com)

Padres swept by Sox, regain Cabrera – Chris Jenkins (SDUT)

Two up, Two down: Red Sox 8, Padres 2 – Jeff Sanders (SDUT)

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“It’s just the timely hitting,” said catcher Nick Hundley. “When we were on a roll before, we were getting the big hits, the three-run homers. We’ve got get back to doing that, getting the two-run doubles and the two-out hits.”

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

It was another rough one to watch last night, as the Padres lost in walk-off fashion 2-1 to extend their losing streak to 5 games. Edinson Volquez went 6 strong innings but the offense and bullpen spoiled his birthday win.

The Padres are now 5 games under .500 at 40-45, yet are in 4th place and only 3.5 games back in the NL West. With 4 games separating  all 5 teams in the division, the race is still wide open.

Eric Stults looks to help end the Padres current skid, as he takes on Allen Webster today at 10:35AM in the finale at Fenway.

Happy 4th of July to everyone out there and be safe today!

Recaps:

Volquez strong, but Padres fall on walk-off homer – Corey Brock (MLB.com)

Two up, two down: Red Sox 2, Padres 1 – Jeff Sanders (SDUT)

Quote:

“It was a gutty performance,” said Padres manager Bud Black of Volquez’s outing. “I liked the no walks. The curveball tonight was the key for Eddie. He had a good change at times. He threw the ball great.” [Brock]

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres dropped the opener at Fenway Park by a score of 4-1. John Lackey looked like his old self and Robbie Erlin couldn’t quite get the Sox to fish for what he was offering.

As the Padres drop to 40-44 they still remain only 2.5 games behind Arizona (42-41) who also continue to slide at the top of the division. Colorado has inched into second place, the Dodgers have moved up into a tie with San Diego, and the Giants have slid into last.

Edinson Volquez and Jon Lester meet for game two, today at 4:10pm.

Recaps:

Padres stifled by Lackey in loss to Red Sox – Corey Brock (mlb.com)

Two up, two down: Red Sox 4, Padres 1 – Jeff Sanders (U-T)

Quote:

“I honestly felt like I was one pitch away the whole time,” Erlin said. [Brock]

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