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 (54-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-75), 3-0, at Petco Park yesterday to complete a three-game sweep.

Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.84) pitched a shutout on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts in a complete game. No one from the Phillies got farther than second base.

Nick Pivetta (4-8, 6.25) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eleven over five innings. Wil Myers singled Carlos Asuaje in, stole second base, then stole third base, and came home on a double steal with Austin Hedges in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Hunter Renfroe doubled to drive in Cory Spangenberg.

The Washington Nationals (71-47) head to Petco Park for four games beginning tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.06) starts tonight against Edwin Jackson (3-2, 3.86).
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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 (38-50) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (29-58) yesterday, 7-1, in the three-game series finale at Citizens Bank Park.

Trevor Cahill (3-3, 3.38) allowed four runs on six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in five innings. All seven Phillies’ runs came on six home runs. Nick Williams and Cameron Rupp each hit a solo home run in the second inning. Freddy Galvis hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Odubel Herrera hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Aaron Altherr and Galvis hit back-to-back solo home runs in the seventh inning.

Jerad Eickhoff (1-7, 4.63) shutout the Padres out over five innings on five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Erick Aybar scored the Padres only run in the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by Hector Sanchez.

The Padres start a three-game series after the All-Star break against the San Francisco Giants (34-56) on Friday night at 7:10pm PDT at Petco Park.
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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 (48-62) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-61), 9-7, at Petco Park last night in the second game of three. Before the game, Ken Caminiti was posthumously inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame.

Paul Clemens (1-2, 4.91) was pulled by Andy Green after four and a third innings for not running out a bunt attempt. Clemens allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Ryan Howard‘s solo home run in the second inning put the Phillies on the board. In the fourth inning, an error by Alexei Ramirez allowed Cameron Rupp to get on base and Maikel Franco to score. Freddy Galvis then grounded out, driving in Howard. Cesar Hernandez doubled in the seventh inning, scoring Galvis. In the ninth inning, Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run home run and Hernandez scored on a Aaron Altherr double.

Jake Thompson (0-1, 12.46), making his Major League debut, was hit hard in his four and a third innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out one. Yangervis Solarte‘s single in the first inning scored Travis Jankowski and a double by Christian Bethancourt drove in Wil Myers and Solarte. In the fifth inning, Myers’ drove in Jankowski with a double and Ryan Schimpf‘s sacrifice fly scored Myers. Solarte’s bases-loaded single in the eighth inning drove in Adam Rosales and Jankowski.

This afternoon’s series finale pits Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.90) against Jerad Eickhoff (6-12, 3.68). First pitch is scheduled for 1:40pm 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 (47-62) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-60) last night in the first of three games at Petco Park, 5-4.

Christian Friedrich (4-7, 4.76) gave up four runs on five hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out four. Cameron Rupp hit a three-run home run with Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco on base in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Rupp’s RBI double scored Franco again. And Tommy Joseph‘s single in the eighth inning drove in Cesar Hernandez for the eventual winning run.

Jeremy Hellickson (9-7, 3.72) pitched six and two-thirds innings, surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Jose Rondon singled to bring Alex Dickerson in to score in the second inning. A sacrifice fly by Dickerson in the third inning scored Travis Jankowski. Alexei Ramirez hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh inning. And Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the eighth.

Paul Clemens (1-2, 4.70) gets the start tonight against Jake Thompson, who is making his Major League debut. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the office, sneaking peeks at the Padres game from work as you also sneak sips from the bottle of bourbon you keep in your desk drawer. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (3-4) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (2-5), 4-3, yesterday afternoon in the Phillies 2016 home opener at Citizens Bank Park.

Andrew Cashner (0-1, 8.00) went five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Cesar Hernandez scored on a Odubel Herrera single in the fourth inning. Peter Bourjos hit an RBI double in the fifth inning to plate Cameron Rupp. And, in the sixth inning, a strange play involving the infield fly rule allowed Hernandez to score the Phillies’ third run.

Aaron Nola (0-1, 3.21) pitched seven innings, surrendering four runs on six hits and no walk with nine strikeouts. In the third inning, a Jon Jay double scored Alexei Ramirez and a ground ball out by Cory Spangenberg brought Alexi Amarista home. Wil Myers hit a solo home run leading off the fourth inning. An Amarista sacrifice squeeze bunt with one out in the seventh inning drove Derek Norris home with the eventual winning run.

The Padres and Phillies play the second of four games tonight. Robbie Erlin (1-0, 0.00) starts his first game of 2016 versus Charlie Morton (0-1, 14.73) with first pitch scheduled for 4:05pm PDT.

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

The Padres (63-67) finally scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (52-79), 9-4, at Citizens Bank Park yesterday, avoiding a season series sweep.

James Shields (10-6, 3.78) pitched seven innings while allowing one run on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Cameron Rupp hit a solo home run with two outs in the second inning. Odrisamer Despaigne pitched two innings and gave up the other three Phillies’ runs. Cesar Hernandez‘s RBI triple and Aaron Altherr‘s RBI single added two in the eighth inning. In the ninth inning, Andres Blanco tripled to lead off and Cody Asche ground out to score Blanco.

Alec Asher (0-1, 6.35) gave up four runs in five and two-thirds innings on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run with one out in the first inning. In the third inning, Justin Upton hit a solo home run with two outs. Shields helped his own cause with an RBI single in the sixth inning. Yangervis Solarte led off the seventh inning with a solo home run. In the eighth inning, pinch-hit RBI singles from Clint Barmes and Brett Wallace and an RBI single from Derek Norris added on. And Melvin Upton Jr. added the final run in the ninth inning with an RBI single.

The Texas Rangers come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (9-9, 3.42) takes the mound versus Colby Lewis (14-6, 4.38)

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

The Padres (62-67) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (52-78), 4-3, at Citizens Bank Park last night.

Colin Rea (2-2, 5.95) pitched five innings, allowing all four Phillies’ runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. In the second inning, Darnell Sweeney hit a two-run home run with no outs. Domonic Brown scored on a Freddy Galvis double in the fourth inning. Adam Morgan followed that double with an RBI-single to score Galvis.

Morgan (5-4, 4.03) pitched six innings while giving up two unearned runs on four hits and no walks with three strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Matt Kemp reached base on a throwing error by Galvis. After Justin Upton lined out and Derek Norris struck out, Yonder Alonso singled, scoring Kemp, who had stolen second base during Norris’ at-bat. Alonso ended up at second after an error by catcher Cameron Rupp. Melvin Upton Jr. then singled to plate Alonso. In the seventh inning, Jedd Gyorko added an RBI single.

In today’s series finale, James Shields (9-6, 3.89) goes up against Alec Asher (0-0, 0.00), who’s making his Major League debut. First pitch is scheduled for 10:35am PDT.

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

The Padres (62-66) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-78), 7-1, in the first of three games at Citizens Bank Park.

Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.94) threw 118 pitches in six and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. Bud Norris finished the seventh inning by getting Cesar Hernandez to ground out. Marc Rzepczynski started the eighth inning and gave up a single to Odubel Herrera, an RBI triple to Aaron Altherr, struck out Ryan Howard, and hit Andres Blanco with a pitch. Odrisamer Despaigne came in to pitch and pinch-hitter Jeff Francoeur hit an RBI double and Cameron Rupp hit a monstrous three-run home run.

Aaron Nola (5-1, 3.26) allowed the one Padres’ run on two hits and two walk with six strikeouts in seven innings. Justin Upton hit a solo home run with one out in the fourth inning. Jerome Williams recorded the save by pitching two scoreless innings.

Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) gets the start tonight at 4:05pm PDT against Adam Morgan (4-4, 4.43) in the second game.

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

The Padres (52-58) lost to the Phillies (43-67) last night, 4-3 in 12 innings, in front of 31,344 fans, as San Diego kicked off a 6-game home stand by losing their fourth in a row.  James Shields threw 6 2/3 innings, striking out 8, but could not hold the 3-0 lead his teammates gave him via an RBI single by Derek Norris and a 2-run triple by Justin Upton.  Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola went 6 innings, allowing only the 3 runs while striking out six, and was rescued from a loss thanks to solo home runs by Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown, and Cody Asche.

The game stayed 3-3 until the 12th inning.  Then Kevin Quackenbush grooved a 3-2 fastball to Cameron Rupp, who deposited it 410′ away over the CF wall. The Padres threatened in the bottom half.  Singles from Matt Kemp and Yonder Alonso sandwiched the second out, to put two on. But Ken Giles struck out Jedd Gyorko to earn his fourth save.  Hector Neris was awarded the win after an inning of shutout relief.

Tonight Adam Morgan (2-3, 4.46) will face Tyson Ross (8-8, 3.37).  Garry Templeton and Benito Santiago will be inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame as well.

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