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

The Padres (48-63) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-61) in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park, 6-5.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.79) pitched five innings, giving up five runs on ten hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Odubel Herrera hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Carlos Ruiz singled to drive in Ryan Howard, a double by Freddy Galvis scored Ruiz, a Jerad Eickhoff double drove in Galvis, and Herrera singled to score Eickhoff. Tommy Joseph‘s RBI single in the seventh inning scored Cesar Hernandez with the eventual winning run.

Eickhoff (7-12, 3.78) surrendered five runs (four earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out five. Travis Jankowski‘s RBI groundout in the third inning drove in Derek Norris. Alex Dickerson hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Jankowski scored on a Dickerson sacrifice fly and Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run. Jabari Blash ground into a 5-4-3 triple play in the seventh inning, the first triple play in Petco Park history.

The Padres travel to Pittsburgh and PNC Park to take on the Pirates (55-54) for three games starting tomorrow at 4:05pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (5-5, 6.67) gets the first start against Chad Kuhl (1-0, 4.19).

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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 a day at the office, watching the game on your vape breaks and in between staff meetings. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (3-7) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (5-5), 3-0, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.

Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 3.27) gave up just two runs while striking out eight batters in six innings with three hits and three walks. Unfortunately, the Phillies’ Vince Velasquez (2-0, 0.00) pitched a complete game with sixteen strikeouts and no walks with three hits.

The game was over by the second inning, when Ryan Howard hit a leadoff home run. The Phillies added another run off Pomeranz in the sixth inning when Howard hit a sacrifice fly to plate Odubel Herrera. The Phillies’ third run came in the seventh inning on a wild pitch by reliever Carlos Villanueva.

Overall, yesterday’s game was a perfect storm of suck. The sputtering offense faced a dominant pitcher.

The Padres come home tonight for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-7). James Shields (0-2, 4.85) takes the hill against Zack Greinke (0-2, 9.90) at 7:40pm PDT. All we can truly hope for is that the Padres’ hitters don’t get distracted by the Diamondbacks’ hideous road uniforms.

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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 (62-66) 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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