Jhoulys Chacin‘s struggles continue

The most often cited Chacin split is the home-road one, where he’s somehow posted a 0.67 home ERA this season and a 8.77 one on the road, and that doesn’t include last night’s clunker in New York. That Chacin split is explainable to a degree (Petco’s pitcher friendly, players perform better at home, etc.), but with that large a gap it’s mostly just a good helping of statistically noise. The more meaningful Chacin split is probably the lefty-right one (not that it’s bereft of noise), as he’s allowed .894 OPS against lefties this season, with six homers allowed, 10 walks, and 10 strikeouts in 99 plate appearances—and, again, that doesn’t include last night’s game.

If you watched Chacin’s 10-pitch battle with Michael Conforto (more on him in a second) to lead off yesterday’s game, it never felt like it was going to end well for Chacin. Conforto ultimately fouled off five straight pitches before taking a slider out to right field. Chacin will have to figure out how to not turn every lefty hitter into Bryce Harper (or Conforto) if he’s to turn things around this season.

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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 (5-7) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (4-6) at SunTrust Park, 4-2.

Clayton Richard (1-2, 3.60) gave up all four Braves’ runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings. In the third inning, RBI singles by Dansby Swanson and Nick Markakis scored the first two Braves’ runs. And back-to-back solo home runs by Brandon Phillips and Adonis Garcia in the sixth inning accounted for the other two runs.

R.A. Dickey (1-1, 3.86) surrendered both Padres’ runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six in six innings. The Padres’ runs came from back-to-back solo home runs by Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges with one out in the second inning.

This afternoon, Trevor Cahill (0-1, 3.18) returns to take on Bartolo Colon (0-1, 6.30) starting at 10:35pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (55-78) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (51-83) at Turner Field, 9-6, yesterday.

Jarred Cosart (0-2, 5.14) gave up seven runs on five hits and three walks while striking out just one batter in four and a third innings. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, Freeman’s bases-loaded walk drove in Mike Foltynewicz, a Matt Kemp single drove in Ender Inciarte and Adonis Garcia, and Anthony Recker‘s single scored Freeman. Garcia drove in Chase d’Arnaud with a single in the sixth inning. Brandon Snyder scored on a Inciarte single in the eighth inning.

Foltynewicz (8-5, 4.31) pitched six innings, surrendering three runs on four hits and no walks with three strikeouts. In the fifth inning, Hector Sanchez hit a solo home run. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, Myers scored on Yangervis Solarte‘s double, Solarte came home on a triple by Alex Dickerson, and a Ryan Schimpf sacrifice fly drove Dickerson in for the Padres’ final run.

The Padres head to Los Angeles for three games against the Dodgers (74-59) at Dodger Stadium starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.51) takes the mound versus Julio Urias (5-2, 3.71).

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

The Padres (25-36) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (17-42) 4-2, yesterday afternoon at Petco Park, denying the Friars another sweep attempt. The Padres are now 1-19 this season in series finales.

Drew Pomeranz (5-6, 2.44) gave up three runs on nine hit and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings pitched. Ender Inciarte scored the first Braves’ run on a Freddie Freeman sacrifice fly in the first inning. Chase d’Arnaud scored the second run later in that inning on an RBI single by Nick MarkakisJulio Teheran helped his own cause, driving in Daniel Castro for the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, d’Arnaud drove in Inciarte with an RBI double.

Teheran (2-6, 2.85) pitched eight innings, surrendering two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Both runs came on Wil Myers solo home runs. The first while leading off the fourth inning and the second with one out in the sixth inning.

The Padres travel to Denver for three games against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Andrew Cashner (3-5, 4.78) gets the start in tomorrow’s first game against Jon Gray (4-2, 5.33) with first pitch scheduled for 5:40pm 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 (25-35) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (16-42) in the second game of three at Petco Park last night, 4-3, on a Wil Myers walk off single in the ninth inning.

Neither Colin Rea (3-2, 4.74) nor Aaron Blair (0-4, 7.13) figured in the decision. Rea pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five batters. The Braves’ first run came in the first inning on an RBI double by Nick Markakis to score Freddie Freeman. In the third inning, Chase d’Arnaud singled to drive in Ender Inciarte and Markakis plated d’Arnaud on a sacrifice fly.

Blair pitched just four and a third innings, allowing two runs on six hits and three walk with four strikeouts. Matt Kemp‘s RBI single in the first inning drove Wil Myers home for the Padres’ first run. In the fifth inning, a sacrifice fly by Melvin Upton Jr. with the bases loaded allowed Jon Jay to score. Derek Norris hit a solo home run to lead off the ninth inning and Myers’ one-out single drove Alexei Ramirez home for the walkoff win.

The Padres get a shot at the series sweep this afternoon starting at 12:40pm PDT. Drew Pomeranz (5-5, 2.22) takes the mound against Julio Teheran (1-6, 2.92).

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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 (24-35) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (16-41) last night, 7-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Christian Friedrich (3-1, 2.57) allowed two runs on six hit and two walk while striking out seven in six and two-thirds innings. In the first inning, Jeff Francoeur ground out with runners on first and third base, scoring Ender Inciarte. An RBI single by Chase d’Arnaud in the seventh inning scored Kelly Johnson.

Williams Perez (2-2, 4.62) left after four and a third innings after injuring a tricep. Perez gave up six runs on seven hits and no walks with two strikeouts. A first inning sacrifice fly from Matt Kemp scored Jon Jay. In the third inning, Yangervis Solarte hit a three-run home run with Wil Myers and Kemp on base. A Kemp RBI double scored Myers and a ground out by Melvin Upton Jr. brought Kemp around in the fifth inning. Derek Norris‘ RBI double scored Alexi Amarista, who was pinch-running for Brett Wallace, who had hit a ground rule double in the eighth inning.

Tonight’s second game features Colin Rea (3-2, 4.85) against Aaron Blair (0-4, 7.55) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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