padrestwitterIt’s that time of year again. Two years ago, I published what I considered to be the most comprehensive list of Padres-related Twitter accounts that I thought every Padres fan should be following. I updated it as needed as players were traded or people changed jobs, but that just got time-consuming and monotonous.

I redid the entire thing exactly one year later, with new accounts added and others removed, mostly due to repetitiveness or just no longer existing.

I revisited it this month, and what follows are the results.

Some are informative follows. Some are humorous. Some are both. But all of them, I guarantee*, will improve your Padres Twitter experience.

*Guarantee void in Tennessee. And everywhere else, for that matter. I guarantee nothing except eventual death.
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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 (5-9) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-7), 5-4, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Colin Rea (1-1, 5.51) did not have his best stuff, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings of work. David Freese put the first run on the board in the first inning, hitting a single to knock in Andrew McCutchen. In the third inning, McCutchen scored again on a balk called on Rea that was then reversed after an umpire conference, then reversed again after Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle came out to argue. Then Padres’ manager Andy Green came out of the dugout to argue about the reversal of the reversal, and Green was ejected. In the fourth inning, Francisco Liriano singled to score Jordy Mercer. Josh Harrison scored the Pirates’ final run in the eighth inning when John Jaso reached on a error by Adam Rosales, his second error of the game at third base.

Oh, and Cory Spangenberg strained his quadriceps after sliding headfirst into first base. So that happened too.

Liriano (1-1, 4.11) had an even worse night, lasting just four and a third innings while surrendering four runs on six hits and five walk with four strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run with two outs in the fourth inning off Liriano. Derek Norris hit another two-run home run with one out in the fifth inning. Then Rosales followed Norris with a monstrous solo home run into the third deck of the Western Metal building off reliever Arquimedes Caminero.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 3.27) takes the mound versus Jeff Locke (0-1, 2.53) in the second game.

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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 (4-9) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (5-8), 7-3, in yesterday’s series finale at Petco Park.

Robbie Erlin (1-2, 4.02) got hit and hit hard in his six innings pitched, giving up six runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Of the eight hits, three were home runs — two of those by Yasmany Tomas, a two-run in the first inning and a solo in the sixth inning. Brandon Drury hit the other one off Erlin in the fourth with one man on base. Philip Gosselin added another solo one to lead off the eighth inning against Kevin Quackenbush.

Patrick Corbin (1-1, 2.75) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on six hits and three walk with seven strikeouts. Wil Myers scored the first Padres’ run in the first inning — the first run scored in the first inning this season by a Padre — on a Cory Spangenberg bunt single that Corbin threw into right field for an error, allowing Spangenberg to get to third base. Spangenberg then scored when Matt Kemp hit a sacrifice fly to left field that Rickie Weeks misplayed, but Kemp was then thrown out at third base by Weeks. In the third inning, Melvin Upton Jr. tripled to plate Kemp, who had singled.

The Padres are off today. Their next game is Tuesday at 7:10pm PDT, with the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-6) in town for three games. Colin Rea (0-1, 5.56) takes the hill against Francisco Liriano (1-0, 2.45).

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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 (3-8) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-7) last night, 3-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

James Shields (0-2, 4.05) pitched seven innings, striking out six while giving up two runs on six hits and four walks. Welington Castillo hit a solo home run to lead off the second inning. Shields shut out the Diamondbacks until two outs in the seventh inning, when Nick Ahmed‘s RBI double to right field brought Yasmany Tomas home. Fernando Rodney was saddled with the loss after giving up the eventual winning run in the ninth inning on a Phil Gosselin infield single.

Zack Greinke (0-2, 6.75) pitched seven and a third innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five. Alexei Ramirez‘s two-out single in the second inning to score Cory Spangenberg put the Padres on the board. And Alexi Amarista hit a single to left field in the fourth inning to tie the game at two.

Hey, at least they didn’t get shut out. Again. Right? RIGHT?

Tonight’s second game has Andrew Cashner (0-1, 8.00) taking the mound against Shelby Miller (0-1, 8.18) at 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 (3-6) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (4-5) last night at Citizens Bank Park, 2-1.

Colin Rea (0-1, 5.56) was tagged with the loss after giving up both Phillies’ runs on a 2-out solo home run in the first inning and an RBI double in the third inning, both hit by Maikel Franco. Rea pitched seven innings with five hit and two walks while striking out five.

Jerad Eickhoff (1-1, 1.50) shut the Padres down for seven innings, giving up four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. The only run for the Padres came in the ninth inning, when pinch-hitter Brett Wallace singled off Jeanmar Gomez with two outs to drive in pinch-hitter Derek Norris, who had walked and advanced to second base on defensive indifference. Pinch-hitter Alexei Ramirez then popped out to the shortstop to end the rally and the game.

The series wraps up this morning at 10:05am PDT. The Padres hope to split the four-game series, with Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 3.60) taking the mound against Vincent Velasquez (1-0, 0.00).

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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 (3-5) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (3-5), 3-0, last night at Citizens Bank Park.

Robbie Erlin (1-1, 0.93) pitched six innings, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Unfortunately for Erlin, Charlie Morton (1-1, 5.23) shut the Padres out over six and two-thirds innings on three hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts. The Phillies bullpen kept the Padres off the board.

The Phillies’ Odubel Herrera tripled in Tyler Goeddel for the first run with two outs in the sixth inning. The other two runs were scored in the eighth inning on an error after the Padres challenged the slide into second by Herrera that was upheld.

Tonight Colin Rea (0-0, 12.46) takes the mound against Jerad Eickhoff (0-1, 3.60) starting at 4:05pm PDT.

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

The Padres (2-4) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (3-3), 6-3, yesterday afternoon to wrap up their three-game series at Coors Field.

James Shields (0-2, 4.85) gave up three solo home runs over seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Carlos Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado, and Ryan Raburn had the three home runs. Gonzalez hit a second solo home run to lead off the eighth inning followed by Trevor Story‘s seventh home run in eight games, both off Brandon Maurer in relief of Shields.

Chad Bettis (1-0, 4.38) surrendered two runs in seven innings on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Adam Rosales doubled to knock in Melvin Upton Jr. in the second inning.  Jon Jay scored on a Wil Myers sacrifice fly in the third inning. Jabari Blash scored the Padres’ final run after his first Major League walk and a double by Cory Spangenberg in the eighth inning.

The Friars head to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies (2-4) for four games at Citizen Bank Park. Andrew Cashner (0-1, 11.25) takes on Aaron Nola (0-0, 1.29) this afternoon at 12:05pm 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 (2-3) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (2-3), 16-3, last night in the second game of their series in Coors Field.

Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 3.60) made his Padres debut, pitching five innings while surrendering two runs on four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts.

Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 12.46) pitched four innings, giving up seven run on seven hits and five walk with three walks. Matt Kemp drove in six runs with an RBI single, a solo home run, and a three-run shot. Cory Spangenberg had four RBI, including a three-run home run. Jon Jay scored twice while driving in three. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the ninth inning. Rookie Jabari Blash hit a pinch-hit double for his first Major League hit.

Yangervis Solarte came up lame running to first base in the fourth inning with a strained right hamstring.

This afternoon the series wraps up at Coors Field with James Shields (0-1, 4.50) taking the mound against Chad Bettis (0-0, 8.44) at 1:10pm PDT.

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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 (1-3) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (2-2) in the first of three at Coors Field, 13-6, ending their scoreless innings streak at thirty.

Colin Rea (0-0, 12.46) had a shaky start, giving up five runs on six hit and four walks with five strikeouts in just three and a third innings. Newly called-up Robbie Erlin received credit for the win after relieving Rea and shutting the Rockies down for three and two-thirds innings. Rookie shortstop Trevor Story hit two home runs — a two-run shot off Rea in the fourth inning and a solo shot in the ninth inning off Ryan Buchter — to make it five six home runs in four games this season.

Jordan Lyles (0-1, 13.50) lasted three and a third innings, surrendering five runs on seven hits and three walk with four strikeouts. Matt Kemp went 4-for-6 with a three-run home run in the fifth inning off Justin Miller to go with an RBI single that scored Cory Spangenberg in the fourth inning. Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-5 with four RBI. Spangenberg and Melvin Upton Jr. added two RBI each, Upton Jr.’s coming on a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Tonight, starting at 5:10pm PDT, Drew Pomeranz makes his first start of 2016 against Jorge De La Rosa (0-0, 9.64).

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