Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at the office, sneaking in a Padres game in between customer calls and sips of the scotch you hid in your desk drawer. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were pretending to work.

The Padres (14-20) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-7), 7-4, at Wrigley Field this morning in the make-up game of Monday’s rainout.

Colin Rea (3-1, 4.24) allowed all four runs in five innings pitched on seven hits and four walk with three strikeouts. An Anthony Rizzo single in the first inning scored Ben Zobrist, who had an RBI single in the second inning. In the fourth inning, back-to-back doubles by Addison Russell and Tim Federowicz scored two more runs for the Cubs. Carlos Villanueva pitched a shutout inning of relief in the sixth and was credited with the win.

Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.03) pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight. Wil Myers reached and advanced to second base on a throwing error in the first inning, allowing Travis Jankowski to score. Matt Kemp then followed with a single to plate Myers. With two outs in the seventh inning, Myers singled to score Jankowski again, Kemp walked, and Brett Wallace hit a three-run home run to put the Padres ahead for good. A Kemp sacrifice fly in the eighth inning plated Adam Rosales and added an insurance run.

In the series finale and second game today, Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 2.12) takes the mound against John Lackey (4-1, 4.02) at 5:05pm 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 (13-20) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-6) in the first of three games at Wrigley Field. Monday’s game was rained out.

Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.54) gave up six runs on ten hits and three walks and a strikeout in just four innings. In the second inning, Ben Zobrist scored on an Addison Russell double. On the throw from Matt Kemp, Russell  was tagged out between second and third base in a weird-looking play that I still haven’t quite figured out yet. A Kris Bryant double in the third inning scored Dexter Fowler and Jason Heyward. Bryant later came home on a single by Zobrist. Russell hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to score Anthony Rizzo and Zobrist.

Jon Lester (4-1, 1.96) pitched six innings, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four. Melvin Upton Jr. hit a solo home run with two outs in the fourth inning to give the Padres their first run of the night. In the fifth inning, a double by Alexei Ramirez (who would eventually leave the game with a right hamstring cramp) scored Jose Pirela, followed one out later by a double by Jon Jay to score pinch-runner Adam Rosales. With the bases loaded and two out in the eighth inning, Alex Dickerson hit his first Major League home run, a grand slam, driving in Derek Norris, Upton, and Pirela.

Today, the Padres and Cubs will play a day/night doubleheader. In the first game, starting at 10:05pm PDT, Colin Rea (3-1, 3.82) takes on Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.10). In the second game, Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 2.12) takes the mound against John Lackey (4-1, 4.02) at 5:05pm PDT.

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

The Padres (20-22) were shutout by the Chicago Cubs (23-17), 3-0, last night at Petco Park, for the fifth time in their last sixteen games.

Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 6.11) pitched six innings while giving up two runs on six hits and two walk with four strikeouts. The two runs came in the first inning thanks to a leadoff walk of Dexter Fowler followed by a home run by Kris Bryant. The third Cubs’ run came in the seventh inning on an Addison Russell home run off Dale Thayer.

Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 4.14) threw a complete game, giving up five hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. Matt Kemp continued his hitting funk, going 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

The Friars head up the freeway to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Andrew Cashner (1-7, 3.24) gets the start tonight for the Padres, with Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.52) taking the mound for the Dodgers.

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

The Padres (20-21) scored fewer runs than the Chicago Cubs (22-17), 3-2, last night at Petco Park.

Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.93) pitched seven innings, allowing all three runs on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. The one plus on the night is probably that Ross didn’t allow any home runs.

The Friars were unable to do much of anything against the Cubs’ bullpen. The Cubs used five relievers after starter Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 3.86) struck out nine in just four and two-thirds innings on four hits and a walk. Justin Upton was responsible for both Padres’ runs after his two-run home run to center field in the fourth inning.

This evening has Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 6.75) taking the mound against Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 5.15) in the final game of the three-game series at 6:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (20-20) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (21-17) last at Petco Park, 4-3, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Neither James Shields (5-0, 3.74) nor Jason Hammel (3-1, 3.11) figured into the decision. Shields pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eleven. Both runs came off of solo home runs in the third inning by Chris Coghlan and Dexter Fowler. Coghlan had a second solo home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning.

Hammel also pitched seven innings with two runs on three hits and no walks with eight strikeouts. Hammel was perfect through four innings until Kris Bryant had a throwing error to first base to allow Justin Upton to get on base to lead off the fifth. Yangervis Solarte followed that up with the first Padres’ hit, scoring Upton from second base.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Friars tied the game at two with a Will Venable RBI single, scoring Solarte after Starlin Castro misplayed Solarte’s ground ball for the Cubs’ second error.

The bottom of the eighth inning was strange, to say the least. Derek Norris hit a two-RBI double to score Clint Barmes and Cory Spangenberg. Barmes reached base on an error by Addison Russell and advanced to second base on a bunt single by Abraham Almonte. Spangenberg bunted and advanced Barmes while Almonte was forced out at second.

Kimbrel came in for the ninth inning to record his eleventh save.

Tonight, the Padres send out Tyson Ross (2-3, 3.94) at 7:10pm PDT to face Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 0.00), who is making his first appearance of 2015.

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

The Padres (8-5) scored score more runs than the Chicago Cubs (6-5), 5-2 in the series finale at Wrigley Field. Two-run home runs from Will Middlebrooks in the second inning and Yangervis Solarte in the seventh inning sealed the win for Andrew Cashner (1-2, 2.65). Cashner had a rough first inning as defensive miscues helped the Cubs score both runs.

Jon Lester (0-2, 6.89) gave up three runs in six and a third innings on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Other than the Middlebrooks home run, though, his only real problem came in the seventh after he left, when a Will Venable RBI single with two on that scored Matt Kemp from third base.

The Friars travel to Denver to start a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies tonight at 5:40pm PDT. Odrisamer Despaigne (1-0, 0.77) takes on the Rockies and Jorge De La Rosa (0-0, 0.00).

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

The Padres (7-5) scored less runs, 7-6, than the Chicago Cubs (6-4) in 11 innings yesterday at Wrigley Field. After the Padres rallied in the ninth inning to tie the game at six, Starlin Castro had a walkoff RBI single off of the Padres’ Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the eleventh inning.

Tyson Ross (1-0, 4.08) and the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.10) started but neither figured in the decision. Matt Kemp put the Friars on the board with a two-run home run — his first home run as a Padre — in the first inning. Cubs’ catcher Miguel Montero had two home runs in consecutive at-bats, a solo shot in the sixth inning and a two-run one in the seventh inning.

The Padres finish the series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field today at 11:20am PDT. Andrew Cashner (0-2, 4.09) starts for the Friars versus the Cubs and Jon Lester (0-1, 7.84).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a having an extra long lunch break in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (7-4) scored more runs, 5-4, than the Chicago Cubs (5-4) yesterday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The game also marked the debut of the Cubs’ third-baseman, former USD Torero Kris Bryant, who went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts to start out his debut and a groundout to third in his last at-bat to end it.

James Shields (2-0, 2.84) did just enough to get the win, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walk with nine strikeouts in six innings.  Shields didn’t look particularly good in the third and fifth innings. Shields committed a throwing error to first base and threw a wild pitch (that really should have been scored a passed ball on Derek Norris) in the third that resulted in two runs for the Cubs. And in the fifth, a Jorge Soler comebacker and a Anthony Rizzo double to right resulted in the other two Cubs runs.

Cubs starter Jason Hammel (1-0, 5.11) pitched six and a third innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Hammel gave up the first two runs on a Will Middlebrooks home run in the fourth inning. The other two were charged to Hammel after he left the game with two on in the seventh and Wil Myers hit a three-run home run off of Brian Schlitter. Even though it could be argued (and Joe Maddon did, unsuccessfully) that Myers had been struck out to end the inning on the pitch before the home run.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth inning for his fourth save of the season.

The Padres once again face-off against the Cubs at Wrigley Field today at 11:20am PDT. Tyson Ross (1-0, 3.75) takes the mound against the Cubs and Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 10.38).

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Well, one of them.

Last night during the Padres defeat of the Phillies the news came out that the Eugene Emeralds had agreed to a new player development agreement with the Chicago Cubs, ending their 14-year relationship with the Friars.

So, where would the new Padres affiliate play in the Northwest League next season?  The options were either Boise, the Cubs’ old affiliate, or Pasco, WA (aka Tri-Cities), formerly affiliated with the Colorado Rockies.

Then…

So that left just one possibility:  the Tri-Cities Dust Devils.  Unless the Padres were looking at a team in the New York-Penn League.  Which is doubtful, to say the least.

All of this followed the announcement earlier this week that the Padres had agreed to a 2-year extensions with the Fort Wayne TinCaps as the Low Single-A affiliate and the San Antonio Missions as the Double-A affiliate.

Today, the Padres announced that Tri-Cities would be their Short Season Single-A home and that the Lake Elsinore Storm had also agreed to a 2-year extension to remain the High Single-A affiliate.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Especially when in the Gaslamp on Comic-Con week.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you missed while drinking with that Smoking Hot Captain Marvel.

The Padres batted around in the sixth.  I actually witnessed it with my own eyes.  Everybody who came to the plate scored a run at some point during the inning. Nine runs in an inning is a season high for San Diego.  It wasn’t a dominating display of power; instead, a wonderful display of place hitting and a little luck.  Balls put in play were sharply hit and just out of the reach of Cubs infielders.

For the game, every Padre starter hit safely, including winning pitcher Tyson RossEdwin Jackson takes the loss.  Brian Schlitter got roughed up pretty good in that glorious sixth inning.  San Diego wins the series, 2-1.

San Diego takes a happy flight redeye to Atlanta for a weekend stanza with the Braves.  Jesse Hahn is scheduled to face Alex Wood in the opener.

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