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The Padres today announced that a long-awaited and long-begged for high definition scoreboard would indeed be installed this offseason in Petco Park.  The new video board will be the third-largest of its kind in the Major Leagues, behind only Kauffman Stadium’s in Kansas City and Safeco Field’s in Seattle.

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Sometimes things could get a little bit fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub.  Or you could blow off the pub entirely and take the family to LegoLand.  Here’s what you may have missed while watching Brazil get gifted a penalty shot against Croatia instead of this game.

The Padres were unable to salvage one game in their series with Philadelphia (28-36), losing the Thursday matinee 7-3.  San Diego (28-38) has lost the first 3 games of their current 6-game road trip, which will next take them to the other end of the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Mets.

There was some early hope in this one as Chase Headley doubled home two in the top of the first, giving San Diego only it’s second lead in the series.  Philadelphia scored single runs in the first and fourth to draw even.  Starter Eric Stults began the sixth but was lifted after the first two hitters ended up on the corners.  Dale Thayer entered, and got two outs, but then gave up a bloop double to Wednesday’s hero Reid Brignac, giving the Phillies the lead.

The Phightin’s would tack on three insurance runs in the seventh, as John Mayberry Jr victimized Alex Torres with a 3-run blast to left.  Yasmani Grandal would pull one back with a two-out solo shot to left off Ken Giles, who made his major league debut.

In the ‘interesting stat but only I care about it because I’m old’ department, Jimmy Rollins needs one safety to tie Michael Jack Schmidt for his franchise’s all-time record in hits.

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

The Padres (28-37) were unsuccessful in their second consecutive attempt to fell the Philadelphia Phillies (27-36), defeated by a score of 3-0. Tyson Ross started for the Padres, throwing seven strong innings (0 runs, 4 hits, 1 BB, 7 K). Cole Hamels was just as good for the Phillies (8 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 11 K). Joaquin Benoit pitched a solid 8th inning, while Nick Vincent‘s struggles continued in the 9th inning. After striking out Marlon Byrd, Vincent walked Domonic Brown, hit Carlos Ruiz with a pitch, and gave up a walk-off home run to Reid Brignac.

The Padres finish up their series in Philadelphia today at 10:05 A.M. Eric Stults (2-7, 5.68) starts for San Diego, Kyle Kendrick (1-6, 4.30) goes for the Phillies. The World Cup starts at 1 P.M.

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

The Padres (28-36) dropped the first of three to the Philadelphia Phillies (26-36), 5-2.  A.J. Burnett (4-5, 4.24) hadn’t given up a hit through the first 2 2/3 innings until Will Venable hit a solo home run off him with two outs in the third.

Ian Kennedy (5-7, 3.63) was not on his game, giving up all five Phillies runs in his seven innings on seven hits and no walks with three strikeouts.  The nail in the coffin was a three-run home run by Marlon Byrd with one out in the fourth inning.  Once again, the Padres’ offense was unable to compensate and adapt, with their only other run coming on a Yonder Alonso sacrifice fly to score Carlos Quentin in the sixth inning.

Tonight at 4:05 pm PDT, the Padres send Tyson Ross (6-5, 3.22) to the hill against the Phillies and Cole Hamels (2-3, 3.49) at Citizens Bank Park.

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