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 (58-74) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (53-81), 6-3, last night at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (7-8, 4.69) gave up two runs (one earned) in six innings on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts. In the first inning, Joe Panik scored on a bunt single by Matt Moore and an error by Cory Spangenberg and a Denard Span double drove in Nick Hundley. Panik also hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Moore (4-13, 5.49) allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two in five innings. Wil Myers scored on Spangenberg’s single in the second inning. Jabari Blash led off the fourth inning with a solo home run and Manuel Margot hit a three-run home run. A Carlos Asuaje single in the sixth inning drove in Spangenberg.

Travis Wood (3-4, 6.03) starts tonight’s series finale against Ty Blach (8-10, 4.68). First pitch is set for 6:10pm 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 (57-71) scored fewer runs than the Miami Marlins (64-63), 8-6, in the first of three games at Marlins Park last night.

Travis Wood (3-4, 6.03) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings. Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs — a two-run bomb in the first inning and a solo shot in the third inning. Stanton then added a bases-loaded double to score Mike Aviles and Adam Conley in the fourth inning. Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning.

Conley (6-5, 5.17) gave up five runs in five innings on six hits and no walks while striking out four. Carlos Asuaje hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Jose Pirela‘s single drove in Manuel Margot, Wil Myers‘ sacrifice fly scored Asuaje, and Jabari Blash hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-5, 4.84) starts tonight’s second game against former Padre Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 4.42) beginning at 4:10pm PDT.
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Little light on twitter questions this week, so we grabbed an email sent in from my alter ego.

Was the Darren Smith interview with Angels GM Billy Eppler from a couple of weeks back the most overrated GM interview of all time?
Safety Squeeze Dustin, San Diego, California

Yes. There are at least two or three glowing reviews of this interview out there, but I just don’t see it. I’ve listened to it three times, searching for whatever it is that everyone else is fawning over. I got nothin’. Here are the points against it.

  • I’m not/wasn’t a Chargers fan, really, but Eppler’s comments on that football team were annoying at best, and probably much closer to fingernails on a chalkboard if you’re from San Diego.
  • Half the interview was about football.
  • Eppler hardly said a meaningful thing about evaluating baseball players or running a big-league team outside of your typical cliches.
  • He said “procurement” three or four times.

Eppler is a fine talker, but this is an average interview. More so, there’s nothing in it to indicate that Eppler was the right choice over A.J. Preller for the Padres GM jobthat is, unless you rate radio interview skills high on the list of what you want in a general manager. The Angels are having a nice little season, but they’re two games over .500 with the best baseball player of all time, Mike Trout, having his best season yet (yes, I know he missed time with an injury). They’re still just a one-in-five shot to make the playoffs, their farm system stinks, and most of their key players, save for Andrelton Simmons (nice move, Billy), were already on the team when Eppler was hired.

I’m not critiquing the job he’s done in Los Angeles or even his interviewing chops, but c’mon, let’s chill out a little bit about Billy Eppler, the one that got away. This interview gets a four on the 1-to-10 scale of baseball executive radio interviews, and I’ll take Preller over Eppler as a general manager.

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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 (57-70) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (64-63) in their three-game series finale at Busch Stadium last night, 4-3.

Luis Perdomo (6-8, 4.84) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings. Jedd Gyorko doubled in the fourth inning to drive in Dexter Fowler. Paul DeJong scored on a single by Yadier Molina in the sixth inning. Randal Grichuk hit a solo home run off Brad Hand to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning.

Carlos Martinez (10-9, 3.48) gave up two runs (one earned) in seven innings on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Manuel Margot scored when Cory Spangenberg reached on an error and Matt Szczur singled to drive in Carlos Asuaje in the sixth inning. Asuaje drove in Jabari Blash with a single in the top of the ninth inning and Margot scored on Jose Pirela‘s sacrifice fly.

The Padres take on the Miami Marlins (63-63) for three games at Marlins Park beginning tonight at 4:10pm PDT. Travis Wood (3-4, 5.81) starts tonight’s game against Adam Conley (6-5, 4.93).
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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 (56-69) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (63-62) last night, 12-4, in the first of three games at Busch Stadium.

Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.89) gave up four runs over five and two-thirds innings on six hits and a walk while striking out six. Back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning by Jedd Gyorko (two-runs) and Stephen Piscotty (solo) put the Cardinals on the scoreboard. Yadier Molina hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Lance Lynn (10-6, 3.17) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. In the third inning, a bases-loaded double by Yangervis Solarte scored Richard, Manuel Margot, and Jose Pirela. Solarte doubled again in the fifth inning, driving in Margot. In the seventh inning, Margot scored on a Pirela single, Matt Szczur‘s single drove in Carlos Asuaje and Pirela, and Austin Hedges hit a three-run home run. Solarte hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 3.98) starts the second game tonight against Luke Weaver (1-1, 3.31) with first pitch set for 5:15pm 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 (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 an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (53-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-74) at Petco Park last night, 8-4, in the second of three games.

Dinelson Lamet (7-4, 4.78) allowed two runs on three hit and a walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Jorge Alfaro hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, his first Major League home run. Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning.

Mark Leiter (1-3, 4.38) gave up eight runs (four earned) in five innings on seven hit and three walks while striking out one. Yangervis Solarte‘s double drove in Carlos Asuaje and Cory Spangenberg doubled to score Solarte and Wil Myers in the first inning. Spangenberg led off the fourth inning with a home run. Spangenberg ground into a fielder’s choice in the fifth inning to drive in Asuaje, Solarte came in to score on a throwing error on Spangenberg’s steal of second base, and Hector Sanchez hit a two-run home run.

Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.14) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Nick Pivetta (4-7, 6.29) beginning 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 (52-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-73) last night, 7-4, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Travis Wood (2-4, 6.46) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in five innings with three strikeouts. Odubel Herrera singled to drive in Cesar Hernandez but the third inning was ended by a great throw and tag, relay, and throw by Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, and Austin Hedges to get Freddy Galvis at home. Rhys Hoskins hit a solo home run — his first as a Major Leaguer — in the fourth inning. Hernandez reached on a fielding error and Tommy Joseph came home in the sixth inning. Hoskins hit his second home run in the seventh inning.

Jerad Eickhoff (3-7, 4.33) gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings on five hits and three walks while striking out five. An Hedges sacrifice fly in the second inning drove in Wil Myers. Cory Spangenberg scored when Margot reached base on a throwing error in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Spangenberg scored on a Hedges single, Hedges took second base on the throw, Matt Szczur scored on Asuaje’s sacrifice fly, and Jose Pirela singled to drive in Hedges and Margot. Spangenberg led off the seventh inning with solo home run.

Dinelson Lamet (6-4, 5.00) gets the start in tonight’s second game of the series against Mark Leiter (1-2, 4.08) with first pitch set for 7:10pm 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 (51-64) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (81-34) last night, 4-3, in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.14) allowed three runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out five in six innings. In the first inning, Justin Turner scored on a Cody Bellinger single but Bellinger was thrown out trying to take second base. Bellinger had another RBI single in the third inning to drive in Chris Taylor. Bellinger scored in the fifth inning on a double by Austin Barnes.

Rich Hill (8-4, 3.44) gave up two runs in six innings on five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. Manuel Margot hit a solo home run and Carlos Asuaje scored on Cory Spangenberg‘s single in the third inning. Margot hit another solo home run in seventh inning. Jose Pirela led off the eighth inning with a home run.

Hill was grazed in the neck by a pitch while attempting a bunt in the fourth inning, but stayed in the game.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.15) gets the start in tonight’s second game of the series against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-6, 3.53) with first pitch set for 6:10pm 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 (50-62) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (46-67) in the second of four games at Great American Ballpark, 7-3, last night.

Luis Perdomo (6-6, 4.81) gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in six-plus innings. Tucker Barnhart hit a three-run home run off Jose Torres in the seventh inning.

Sal Romano (2-4, 5.35) allowed five runs in six innings on nine hits and two walks while striking out two. Carlos Asuaje came home on Yangervis Solarte‘s groundout and a wild pitch to Wil Myers allowed Jose Pirela to score in the first inning. Cory Spangenberg scored on Dusty Coleman‘s sacrifice fly in the second inning. In the fifth inning, Pirela scored on a Myers’ sacrifice fly. Austin Hedges led off the sixth inning with a home run. Solarte hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

Travis Wood (2-3, 6.49) gets the start in the third game against Asher Wojciechowski (2-1, 4.15) beginning this evening at 4:10pm PDT.
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