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

The Padres (71-91) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (64-98), 5-4, yesterday afternoon at AT&T Park in the season finale of 2017.

Luis Perdomo (8-11, 4.67) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings. Buster Posey scored on a groundout by Pablo Sandoval in the second inning. Brandon Crawford hit a double to drive in Denard Span, Posey scored on a single by Jarrett Parker, and a ground out by Nick Hundley scored Crawford in the fourth inning. Sandoval hit a walk-off solo home run off Phil Maton in the ninth inning.

Johnny Cueto (8-8, 4.52) gave up four runs over five innings on twelve hits and no walks while striking out two. Erick Aybar doubled to drive in Travis Jankowski and Aybar scored on a Yangervis Solarte single in the first inning. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run in the third inning. Perdomo scored on Jankowski’s single in the fourth inning.

Read More…

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 (70-90) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (63-97), 8-0, last night at AT&T Park in the first of three games to wrap up the 2017 season.

Jordan Lyles (1-5, 7.75) did not have a good night (#analysis), allowing seven runs on ten hits and a walk with five strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings. Joe Panik scored on Buster Posey‘s double, Posey scored on a single by Brandon Crawford, and Crawford scored on Pablo Sandoval‘s double in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Panik doubled in Hunter Pence, Posey’s ground-rule double drove in Panik, and Crawford singled to drive in Denard Span & Posey. Pence came home in the sixth inning on Posey’s double.

Chris Stratton (4-4, 3.68) had a slightly better night (#analysis), giving up zero runs over six and two-thirds innings on seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

Jhoulys Chacin (13-10, 3.98) starts this afternoon against Matt Cain (3-11, 5.66) with first pitch set for 1:05pm PDT.

Read More…

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 (43-55) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (38-62), 5-2, in yesterday afternoon’s four-game series finale at AT&T Park.

Dinelson Lamet (4-4, 5.92) allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk in six and two-thirds innings while striking out six. A Buster Posey single in the first inning drove in Denard Span. Gorkys Hernandez singled in the fourth inning to bring Miguel Gomez home.

Ty Blach (6-6, 4.50) gave up five runs in seven innings on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Jabari Blash hit a two-run double to score Myers and Hunter Renfroe, Hector Sanchez doubled to drive in Blash, and Cory Spangenberg‘s single scored Sanchez.

The Padres come back to Petco Park tonight to begin a four-game series against the New York Mets (45-51). Clayton Richard (5-10, 5.35) starts the first game against Jacob deGrom (11-3, 3.37) with first pitch scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.
Read More…

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 (42-54) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (37-61) last night at AT&T Park, 12-9 in 11 innings.

Trevor Cahill (4-3, 3.69) allowed six runs (five earned) in three and two-thirds innings on seven hits and four walks with a strikeout. Denard Span scored on a Brandon Belt single, Brandon Crawford‘s bases-loaded single scored Belt and Buster Posey, and Hunter Pence drove in Crawford in the first inning. Belt scored again in the third inning on a single by Pence. Cahill threw a wild pitch to Posey in the fourth inning that scored Gorkys Hernandez. In the ninth inning, Brandon Maurer gave up a single to Crawford that drove in Posey and a two-run home run to Conor Gillaspie to tie the game at nine.

Jeff Samardzija (4-11, 5.05) gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk in four and a third innings with three strikeouts. Cahill ground out and Franchy Cordero scored in the third inning. Hector Sanchez hit a lead-off home run in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Matt Szczur scored on a Jose Pirela single, Sanchez doubled to drive in Carlos Asuaje, and Wil Myers scored on Cory Spangenberg‘s ground out. Asuaje singled in the sixth inning to drive in Craig Stammen. Myers hit a lead-off home run in the seventh inning. Pirela tripled to drive in Szczur and Pirela scored on an Asuaje single in the eighth inning. Hunter Renfroe scored scored on a Szczur single, a Pirela single drove in Erick Aybar, and Szczur scored the go-ahead run on Asuaje’s single in the eleventh inning.

Luis Perdomo (4-5, 4.94) starts this afternoon’s third game against Matt Moore (3-10, 5.81) beginning at 1:05pm PDT.
Read More…

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 (40-51) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (35-58), 7-1, yesterday in the finale of three games at Petco Park.

Trevor Cahill (4-3, 3.14) gave up one run on eight hits and a walk in six and two-thirds innings with eight strikeouts. Buster Posey scored on a double by Brandon Crawford in the second inning.

Jeff Samardzija (4-11, 4.86) allowed seven runs in six innings on nine hits and no walks with eight strikeouts. Hector Sanchez followed up his two-run walk-off home run on Saturday night with a three-run home run and Erick Aybar drove in Cory Spangenberg with a double in the first inning. Spangenberg hit his own three-run home run in the third inning.

The Padres head to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies (53-41) for three games starting tonight at 5:40pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (4-4, 4.54) starts tonight against German Marquez (6-4, 4.36).
Read More…

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 (39-51) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (35-57) last night at Petco Park, 5-3.

Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.33) gave up three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four in six innings. The Giants loaded the bases in the first inning and Hunter Pence‘s single drove in Eduardo Nunez and Buster Posey. Joe Panik led off the sixth inning with a solo home run.

Madison Bumgarner (0-3, 3.18) allowed three runs in seven innings on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Matt Szczur hit a solo home run in the third inning. Jabari Blash hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Hector Sanchez hit a two-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning.

Trevor Cahill (3-3, 3.38) starts the series finale this afternoon against Jeff Samardzija (4-10, 4.58) with the first pitch scheduled for 1:40pm PDT.
Read More…

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.
Read More…

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 (3-4) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (2-5), 5-3, yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (1-1, 2.57) gave up all five runs in six innings on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Chris Marrero singled in the second inning, scoring Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford, and was awarded two bases on a throwing error by Hunter Renfroe that Wil Myers kicked into the Padres’ dugout. In the third inning, Hunter Pence‘s two-run home run scored Crawford and then Posey followed with a solo shot.

Johnny Cueto (2-0, 4.5) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven. Myers hit his second home run of 2017 in the sixth inning with Travis Jankowski on base. Yangervis Solarte‘s solo home run in the eighth inning was the Padres’ third and final run scored on Sunday.

The Padres travel to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies (5-2) tonight at 5:40pm PDT. Jarred Cosart (0-0, 27.00) takes on Tyler Chatwood (0-1, 6.00) tonight at Coors Field.

Read More…

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 (3-3) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (1-5) yesterday at Petco Park, 2-1.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-1, 8.10) shutout the Giants over six and two-thirds innings on three hits and a walk while striking out five. The Giants’ lone run came in the ninth inning when Buster Posey reached on a single, took second base on defensive indifference, and scored on a Brandon Crawford single off Ryan Buchter.

Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 3.00) pitched eight innings, giving up both Padres’ runs on six hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe drove in the first run in the first inning with a double to score Manuel Margot. Margot drove in the second run in the second inning with a double to score Allen Cordoba, who reached base with his first Major League hit.

This afternoon the Padres and Clayton Richard (1-0, 0.00) go for the sweep against the Giants and Johnny Cueto (1-0, 7.20) in the series finale starting at 1:40pm PDT at Petco Park.

Read More…

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?

Read More…