Ryan Schimpf hit a game-winning home run on Wednesday night, and then added another one last night:

I was trying to think of a creative way to explain why Schimpf, despite hitting .125 on the season, deserves a much longer look, but it really boils down to two simple numbers:

Walk Rate: 18.5 percent
ISO: .234

Schimpf’s still walking a ton and he’s hitting for power. He’s also striking out a lot, but his 32.1 percent K-rate shouldn’t make him unplayable. So far this year, two really solid hitters, Chris Davis and Joey Gallo, are striking out at a similar rate, and a number of fringier guys are around that level. Last year, Davis, Chris Carter, and Mike Napoli all posted wRC+’s above 100 while whiffing at least 30 percent of the time, and they did it in Schimpf-ian fashion, with walks and power.

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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 (33-46) scored fewer runs than the Baltimore Orioles (47-30), 12-6, getting swept in a quick two-game series at Petco Park.

Christian Friedrich (4-3, 3.96) gave up six runs (four earned) in five innings on five hits and two walks while striking out seven. Jonathan Schoop doubled in the fourth inning to score Adam Jones. Schoop then scored on a Manny Machado single and Machado then scored on a Mark Trumbo two-run home run. In the fifth inning, a throwing error charged to Friedrich brought Yovani Gallardo and Schoop in to score. Andy Green came out to argue that Chris Davis was out of the basepaths and was thrown out of the game. Brad Hand relieved Friedrich in the sixth inning and gave up another run on Jones’ single to score Francisco Pena. Ryan Buchter started the ninth inning and had five runs scored against him: Two on a Machado ground-rule double and two more on another double by Trumbo. Trumbo then scored when Joey Rickard ground into a fielder’s choice.

Gallardo (3-1, 5.77) pitched six innings, surrendering three runs on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Brett Wallace hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning with Melvin Upton Jr. and Wil Myers on base. In the ninth inning, Alexei Ramirez doubled to score Derek Norris. Myers then doubled to bring Alex Dickerson and Ramirez home.

The Padres are off today. The New York Yankees (37-39) come to Petco Park for three games starting tomorrow at 7:40pm PDT. Colin Rea (4-3, 5.05) takes the mound against TBD.

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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 (33-45) scored fewer runs than the Baltimore Orioles (46-30) in the first of two games last night, 11-7, at Petco Park.

Erik Johnson (0-6, 8.33) gave up four runs on seven hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Adam Jones led off the game with a solo home run in the first inning. Jonathan Schoop scored on a Chris Davis sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. A two-run home run by Hyun Soo Kim with J.J. Hardy on base came in the fifth inning. Carlos Villanueva came in to pitch the sixth inning, and the Orioles scored seven runs off him in just two-thirds of an inning.

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Ubaldo Jimenez (5-7, 6.63) pitched five innings, surrendering one run on three hits and four walks while striking out five. Melvin Upton Jr. led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run that hit the batter’s eye in center field and made two spectacular catches, the first of which robbed a home run from Hardy in the second inning. Wil Myers hit a three-run home run with Alexei Ramirez and Ryan Schimpf on base in the seventh inning. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Travis Jankowski and Myers scored on Adam Rosales‘ double and Rosales came home on a double by Yangervis Solarte.

This afternoon’s game has Christian Friedrich (4-2, 3.60) taking the mound against Yovani Gallardo (2-1, 6.04). First pitch is scheduled for 12:40pm 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 (30-43) scored fewer runs than the Baltimore Orioles (41-30) last night, 7-2, splitting their two game series in Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Erik Johnson (0-5, 8.54) gave up six runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out three over four innings. Mark Trumbo led off the second inning with a solo home run. In the third inning, a Jonathan Schoop RBI double scored Adam Jones. A Matt Wieters RBI single in the fourth inning brought Trumbo in for another run. Johnson gave up a leadoff home run to Ryan Flaherty and loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth before being pulled for Carlos Villanueva. Villanueva hit Chris Davis with a pitch to bring Jones across the plate and Wieters’ sacrifice fly drove in Schoop. Hyun Soo Kim singled in the sixth inning to drive in Flaherty.

Ubaldo Jimenez (4-7, 6.97) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. RBI singles by Matt Kemp to drive in Travis Jankowski in the first and fifth innings accounted for both Padres’ runs.

The Padres tonight face the Cincinnati Reds (28-43) at 4:10pm PDT at Great American Ballpark. Christian Friedrich (3-2, 3.15) faces off against John Lamb (1-4, 4.75) in the first of four games.

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