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 (43-56) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (46-51) last night, 5-3, in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (5-11, 5.37) pitched eight innings, giving up five runs on twelve hits and two walks while striking out eight. Wilmer Flores led off the second inning with a home run. In the third inning, Yoenis Cespedes tripled to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera and Jay Bruce singled to score Cespedes. Bruce singled in the fifth inning to drive in Michael Conforto. Jose Reyes scored in the eighth inning on a Travis d’Arnaud single.

Jacob deGrom (12-3, 3.30) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in eight innings with eight strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe hit two solo home runs: the first landed on the roof of the Western Metal Supply Company building in the seventh inning and the second was to dead center in the ninth inning. Carlos Asuaje doubled to drive in Jose Pirela in the eighth inning.

Tonight Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26) starts against Seth Lugo (4-2, 4.05) with first pitch set for 7:10pm PDT.
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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 (42-55) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (38-61), 5-4, in 12 innings yesterday afternoon at AT&T Park.

Luis Perdomo (4-5, 4.71) gave up four runs (one earned) in six innings on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Joe Panik singled to drive in Gorkys Hernandez in the third inning. In the fourth inning, Orlando Calixte singled to score Hunter Pence and Eduardo Nunez singled to drive in Calixte and Matt Moore. Nick Hundley singled in the twelfth inning to drive in Kelby Tomlinson for the game-winning run.

Moore (3-10, 5.82) allowed four runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven in six innings. All four Padres’ runs came in the fourth inning. Wil Myers led off the inning with a solo home run, Cory Spangenberg scored on a Luis Torrens single, and Perdomo tripled to drive in Matt Szczur and Torrens.

This afternoon’s series finale has Dinelson Lamet (3-4, 6.40) going against Ty Blach (6-5, 4.36) beginning at 1:05pm 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 (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.
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I used to do this Twitter Q&A thing a few years back, so with nothing to write about last night, I decided to reboot the series. Twitter came through.

With Yangervis Solarte currently out with a strained oblique, this question gets a little more complicated. Still, I have a feeling the Padres will end up sticking with Solarte even if he comes back before the deadline (the guys at Gwynntelligence felt the same way on their podcast yesterday). There are some soft factors that make a lot sense there, plus the Tigers didn’t get back a whole bunch for J.D. Martinez in a recent trade. It seems like most teams just aren’t looking to add position players at the deadline, as everyone scrambles for more arms. The Red Sox could make sense for a fit if they want to be patient with their top prospect, third baseman Rafael Devers.

If Solarte stays in San Diego, that means he’ll be getting regular reps at second. That leaves Cory Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje to duke it out over at third, with both of them likely getting time at second and in the outfield. Ryan Schimpf lurks in El Paso as an obvious candidate for a late-season recall, but it’s not clear that the Padres are too high on him.

I’m not sure if any team would actually trade for Erick Aybar, and I write that with all due respect to the lad. He works as a fine placeholder with the Padres, but I wouldn’t mind them getting “crazy” and putting either Spangenberg or Asuaje there (they could try both, although that’d leave nobody manning third). Sometimes a guy ends up playing better there than you’d think, plus it give you an extra opportunity to get another interesting position player on the field every day. Jose Rondon could also get a look at some point, although he’s currently on the DL at Triple-A El Paso. Aybar’s 33 years old and a replacement level player; I’d like to see the Padres use the second half to audition a few other players at short.

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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 (40-54) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (56-41) yesterday, 18-4, in the finale of three games at Coors Field.

Clayton Richard (5-10, 5.35) allowed eleven runs (ten earned) on fourteen hits and a walk while striking out three in three and two-thirds innings. Kevin Quackenbush gave up six runs in his two and a third innings of relief. Nolan Arenado went 5-for-6 with three home runs, four runs scored, and seven RBI. Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon each had a home run of their own.

In other words…

And Padres fans were like…

…for pretty much the entire game.

Jon Gray (3-1, 6.19) gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings. Jabari Blash drove in Carlos Asuaje with a single and Cory Spangenberg hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning.

The Padres head to AT&T Park to take on the San Francisco Giants (37-59) for four games starting tonight at 7:15pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.33) gets the start tonight against Madison Bumgarner (0-3, 3.18).
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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 (40-53) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (55-41) at Coors Field last night, 9-7.

Dinelson Lamet (3-4, 6.40) allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out seven in four innings. Mark Reynolds hit a three-run home run in the first inning. In the fifth inning, DJ LeMahieu hit a sacrifice fly that Jabari Blash dropped as Charlie Blackmon scored, LeMahieu and Gerardo Parra scored on Carlos Gonzalez‘ double, and Gonzalez scored on Alexi Amarista‘s single. Parra’s double drove in Pat Valaika and a single by Gonzalez drove in Parra.

Antonio Senzatela (10-3, 4.67) gave up four run (three earned) in five innings on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Jose Pirela‘s double scored Carlos Asuaje and a single by Blash drove in Wil Myers and Pirela in the first inning. Myers hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, Erick Aybar‘s sacrifice fly drove in Cory Spangenberg and a single by Matt Szczur scored Blash. Asuaje led off the seventh inning with his first Major League home run.

This afternoon’s series finale will pit Clayton Richard (5-9, 4.75) against Jon Gray (2-1, 6.23) beginning at 12:10pm 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 (40-52) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (54-41) last night, 9-6, in the first of three games at Coors Field.

Luis Perdomo (4-5, 4.94) gave up seven runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks with no strikeouts in two and a third innings. Charlie Blackmon hit a leadoff home run in the first inning. In the second inning, Mark Reynolds scored on a Trevor Story single. Perdomo walked in two runs with the bases loaded, Nolan Arenado and Reynolds scored on a double by Story, and German Marquez singled to score Story in the third inning. Gerardo Parra hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. A DJ LeMahieu sacrifice fly brought Pat Valaika home in the eighth inning.

Marquez (7-4, 4.34) allowed three runs in six and two-thirds innings on eight hits and two walks while striking out nine. Jabari Blash hit a two-run home run in the second inning. In the seventh inning, Allen Cordoba scored on a single by Carlos Asuaje, who took second on an error. Hector Sanchez led off the eighth inning with solo home run (his third home run in as many games), Jose Pirela scored on Blash’s sacrifice fly, and Cordoba singled to drive in Matt Szczur.

Dinelson Lamet (3-3, 5.93) gets the start this evening against Antonio Senzatela (9-3, 4.63) beginning at 5:40pm PDT.
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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 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 (38-49) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (28-58), 2-1, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.32) allowed one run on three hits and two walk while striking out six in six and a third innings. Maikel Franco hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Kirby Yates, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer allowed only one hit and one walk in the final two and two-thirds innings.

Aaron Nola (6-6, 3.59) gave up two runs in eight innings on four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. Carlos Asuaje tripled in the seventh inning to drive in Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges‘ single scored Asuaje.

The Padres try for the sweep as Trevor Cahill (3-2, 2.96) starts today’s series finale against Jerad Eickhoff (0-7, 4.93) starting at 10:35am 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 (36-48) scored more runs than the Cleveland Indians (44-39), 6-2, last night at Progressive Field.

Luis Perdomo (4-4, 4.54) allowed two runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out four in five innings. Erik Gonzalez scored on a Francisco Lindor single in the third inning. Lindor doubled in the fifth inning to drive in Gonzalez again.

Trevor Bauer (7-7, 5.24) gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in five innings. Carlos Asuaje singled but was thrown out trying to take second base as Erick Aybar scored in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Luis Torrens scored on Jose Pirela‘s triple and Hunter Renfroe reached on a fielding error to let Pirela cross the plate. Asuaje singled again in the sixth inning, once again driving in Aybar. Cory Spangenberg hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

The Padres try for the sweep in tonight’s series finale. Dinelson Lamet (3-2, 5.35) goes up against Josh Tomlin (4-9, 6.17) starting at 4:10pm PDT.
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