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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Last Wednesday, in an excellent post as is his tradition, Dustin noted Trevor Cahill is finding success this year using a higher mix of breaking pitches. Meanwhile, Brad Hand seemed to throw lots of wrinkles during last night’s Padres win over the Texas Rangers. Plus, with former Padre Drew Pomeranz‘s increased breaking ball usage in mind, I couldn’t help but wonder whether all the breaking pitches out of Brad’s Hand* indicate another piece in the pattern of Padres pitchers’ performance improving significantly after joining the team. Hand has been excellent again this year, rocking a 3.11 FIP and a 2.60 Deserved Run Average in 17 IP.

Lucky for us, lots of this information is recorded on the Internet, so let’s take a look! Via Fangraphs and pitch/fx (not including last night):

Fastball Two Seam Slider Curveball Changeup
2014 (Marlins) 43% 25% 0% 22% 11%
2015 (Marlins) 42% 27% 4% 15% 12%
2016 (Padres) 28% 34% 6% 31% 1%
2017 (Padres) 25% 26% 42% 7% 0%

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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 (1-3) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-1) in yesterday afternoon’s series finale at Dodger Stadium, 10-2.

Jered Weaver (0-1) pitched five innings, giving up four runs on five hits — all four runs came from two two-run home runs by Yasiel Puig — and three walks while striking out just two. Puig’s first home run came with no outs in the second inning, driving in Chase Utley. Puig hit his second one in his next at-bat, in the fourth inning, with Joc Pederson on base. The Padres’ wheels came off after Weaver was taken out of the game, as the Dodgers scored two in the sixth inning and four in the seventh inning. Christian Bethancourt came in to pitch in the seventh inning and got Utley to ground out. However, Bethancourt walked the next four batters before being relieved by Brad Hand.

Brandon McCarthy (1-0) surrendered two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Both Padres runs came on a Wil Myers two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Today, the Padres’ home opener starts at 3:40pm PDT, with Luis Perdomo (0-0) getting his first start of 2017 against the San Francisco Giants (1-3) and Matt Cain (0-0).

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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 (1-1) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1) last night, 4-0, at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Richard (1-0, 0.00) shutout the Dodgers over eight innings, striking out five and giving up five hits and two walks. Brad Hand pitched a perfect ninth inning to finish the game.

Kenta Maeda (0-1, 5.40) gave up three runs on six hits and two walk while striking out four. Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs, the first on a first inning single to score Travis Jankowski and the second on a solo home run with one out in the third inning. Wil Myers was involved with the other two runs, scoring on a Ryan Schimpf sacrifice fly in the the first inning and driving in Manuel Margot in the eighth inning on a single.

Trevor Cahill (0-0) makes his Padres debut tonight against Rich Hill (0-0) at Dodger Stadium with first pitch scheduled for 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 were drinking.

The Padres (64-89) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (81-72), 2-1, in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Christian Friedrich (5-11, 4.66) pitched seven-plus innings, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six. Friedrich started the eighth inning with a ground-rule double by Joe Panik and a single by Kelby Tomlinson. Brad Hand then relieved and a fielder’s choice groundout by Eduardo Nunez got Tomlinson. But Angel Pagan‘s single scored Panik and one out later a double by Hunter Pence brought Nunez home.

Jeff Samardzija (12-10, 3.83) shutout the Padres over seven innings, allowing four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. Alex Dickerson hit a pinch-hit solo home run off Derek Law in the eighth inning.

Edwin Jackson (4-6, 6.00) gets the start in tonight’s second game against Albert Suarez (3-4, 4.16). First pitch is set for 7:40pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Especially when you were also running the brewery operations of the pub and may have sampled too much of the new marzen being prepared for Octoberfest. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while we were drinking.

The Padres (59-83) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (67-74) last night at Petco Park, 6-3, in the third game of four.

Christian Friedrich (5-10, 4.67) probably had the best start of nhis career as he surrendered only two hits and one walk and allowing no runs while striking out a personal best ten Rockies. Jose Dominguez and Brad Hand worked a sloppy eighth inning to give up three runs and Brandon Maurer pitched a clean ninth to close it out and earn a save.

Jon Gray (9-8, 4.69) gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits in four innings, while also striking out and walking three batters. Eddie Butler and Chad Qualls blanked the Padres over the final four frames. Wil Myers, looking to break out of his second half funk, went two for three with a walk and drove in two runners. Yangervis Solarte had three hits and also drove in three runs.

Today in the finale will have Edwin Jackson (4-5, 5.55) taking the mound against Chad Bettis (12-7, 4.88) starting at 1:40pm 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 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 (56-78) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (74-60), 4-2, last night in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.29) gave up one run on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings. Joc Pederson‘s single in the fourth inning drove in Enrique Hernandez. Pederson then tied the game in the sixth inning with a solo home run off Brandon Morrow. Brad Hand, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer combined to shutout the Dodgers over the last three and two-thirds innings.

Julio Urias (5-2, 3.69) pitched five and a third innings, surrendering two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out six. Derek Norris‘ double drove in Yangervis Solarte and Alex Dickerson in the sixth inning. In the eighth inning, Solarte hit a leadoff solo home run and Brett Wallace‘s pinch-hit RBI single drove Dickerson in.

Tonight at 6:10pm PDT, Luis Perdomo (7-7, 5.84) gets the start against Rich Hill (10-3, 2.09) in the second game.

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