Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub while playing hooky from work. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (44-51) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (51-44), 7-1, dropping the last two games after taking the first in the three game series at Petco Park.

James Shields (8-3, 3.77) was pulled after the fifth inning, having thrown 96 pitches, with a one-run lead. Shields didn’t allow a Giants run while striking out seven with three hits and three walks. Then, the Padres’ bullpen shat the bed.

Brandon Belt tied up the game at one in the sixth inning with a two-out solo home run off Marcos Mateo. The Giants scored three runs off Brandon Maurer in the seventh inning on two consecutive fly balls that Matt Kemp couldn’t get to. Dale Thayer surrendered a leadoff home run to Brandon Crawford to start the eighth, then gave up two runs on singles by Justin Maxwell and Matt Duffy.

Matt Cain (2-1, 4.09) gave up just the one Padres’ run in six innings, on a Jedd Gyorko solo home run to left field in the second inning. Cain struck out six with five hits and a walk.

The Miami Marlins (39-55) come to San Diego for four games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (6-7, 3.38) gets the start tonight against Tom Koehler (7-6, 3.38).

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

The Padres (39-49) scored fewer runs than the Texas Rangers (42-44) at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX, 4-3, to extend the Padres losing streak to six games.

Ian Kennedy (4-9, 4.91) lasted just four and a third innings, giving up all four Rangers’ run (three earned) on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Delino DeShields scored on a sacrifice fly from Prince Fielder (to 3B Will Middlebrooks. See first video below.) in the first inning to put the Rangers on the board first. In the third inning, Rougned Odor tripled to lead-off the inning and scored on a Carlos Corporan ground out to second base. Fielder and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back solo home runs in the fourth inning with no outs to finish off the scoring for Texas. Dale Thayer, Odrisamer Despaigne, and Shawn Kelley pitched three and two-thirds innings of shutout relief for Kennedy.

Wandy Rodriguez (6-4, 4.07) pitched five and a third innings — giving up just one run on a lead-off home run from Melvin Upton Jr. in the sixth inning — on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. In the eighth inning, Yonder Alonso walked, got to third base on a double by Matt Kemp, and scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Justin Upton. Kemp then stole third base and scored on a throwing error.

Tonight’s game matches up James Shields (7-3, 3.88) against Colby Lewis (8-4, 4.83) at 6:05pm PDT in Arlington.

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

The Padres (28-28) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (23-30) last night, 6-2, in a game interrupted by a rain delay of one hour and nine minutes with two outs in the top of the sixth inning.

Tyson Ross (3-5, 3.75) gave up the two runs in five innings on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. Both Reds’ runs came in the fifth inning on a Joey Votto single, scoring Tucker Barnhart and Billy Hamilton. Dale Thayer, Brandon Maurer, Joaquin Benoit, and Frank Garces each pitched a shutout inning in relief, with only one hit off Garces in the ninth inning.

Raisel Iglesias (1-1, 5.11) was sent to the DL with a strained oblique before the game, so rookie Jon Moscot (0-1, 7.20) was called up to take Iglesias’ start. Moscot got behind early and Reds were never able to recover.

The Padres loaded the bases with one out in the first inning, then Yonder Alonso walked, scoring Derek Norris. Will Middlebrooks then hit a sacrifice fly to center field, allowing Justin Upton to score. Will Venable hit a solo home run with one out in the second inning. In the third inning, Middlebrooks hit another solo home run. In the sixth inning, Alexi Amarista hit a double to score Cory Spangenberg in the sixth inning, then the rain delay began. In the seventh inning, Norris hit a solo home run for the Padres final run on the night.

This afternoon, Andrew Cashner (2-8, 3.46) starts against Michael Lorenzen (1-1, 3.06) at 1:10pm PDT in the second of three games from Great American Ballpark.

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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 (22-25) shutout the Los Angeles California Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (23-23), 4-0 in 10 innings, last night at Angel Stadium.

Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 5.23) pitched six shutout innings to start the game, with five hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. Brandon Maurer, Joaquin Benoit, Frank Garces, Dale Thayer, and Craig Kimbrel combined to pitch the last four innings in relief, with Thayer getting credit for the win.

Matt Shoemaker (3-4, 5.44) pitched seven innings without allowing a run. Joe Smith had all four runs charged to him and got the loss after the Padres loaded the bases and Matt Kemp hit a bases-clearing double in the tenth inning. Derek Norris then followed with a single to score Kemp for the fourth and final run.

Tonight’s game at 7:05pm PDT will have Andrew Cashner (1-7, 2.89) taking the hill against the Angels’ Garrett Richards (4-2, 2.98) in the final game of the series in Anaheim.

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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 (21-24) demolished the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-17), 11-3, yesterday as they avoided the series sweep at Dodger Stadium. Justin Upton had six RBI, all against Dodgers’ starting pitcher Carlos Frias (3-2, 5.34), while going 2-for-4 with his first grand slam with the Padres. Derek Norris contributed two RBI while going 2-for-5. Will Venable went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. And Will Middlebrooks hit his fifth home run of the season with a solo shot in the third inning.

James Shields (6-0, 3.75) remained undefeated while giving up three runs in seven innings on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Andre Ethier ground into a double play with the bases loaded in the seventh inning that also allowed Jimmy Rollins to score. Alex Guerrero then cleared the bases with his seventh home run. Dale Thayer and Shawn Kelley pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to close out the victory.

The Friars travel the 31.1 miles [which will likely take 2 hours] to Angel Stadium in Anaheim for the first of three games against the Angels tonight at 6:05pm PDT. Tyson Ross (2-4, 3.93) gets the start against Jeff Jered Weaver (3-4, 4.37)

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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 afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (19-20) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (22-17) yesterday at Petco Park, 10-5. The final score doesn’t show how close this game wasn’t. The Friars dropped the last three of four to lose the weekend series.

Ian Kennedy (2-3, 6.75) gave up six runs in five innings on three hits and four walks with six strikeouts. The big blow came from Danny Espinoza’s three-run home run with two outs in the fifth inning. The Padres were up 2-0 at that point. Then, in the sixth, the wheel’s came off Kennedy’s start, as he loaded the bases with no outs. Frank Garces relieved Kennedy and proceeded to give up an RBI single to Bryce Harper. Dale Thayer then came in to the game for Garces. A sacrifice fly and a 2-RBI double later, the Nationals were up 7-2 and never looked back.

Stephen Strasburg (3-4, 5.98) came back to San Diego and gave up three runs in five innings on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Justin Upton had a solo home run in the third inning off of Strasburg and another in the eighth inning off of Tanner Roark. Jedd Gyorko added another with his solo home run in the ninth inning off of Sammy Solis.

The Padres are off today. The Chicago Cubs come to Petco for three games beginning tomorrow. James Shields (5-0, 3.91) takes on Jason Hammel (3-1, 3.11) at 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the first Fiesta Padres of the season and watching lucha libre in the Park at the Park. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (12-12) scored a plethora of runs against the Colorado Rockies (11-11) last night, 14-3, to take the first game of their three-game series at Petco Park. The Gold Glove-winning defense of Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies was unusually bad as each had one error among Colorado’s four on the night.

Ian Kennedy (1-1, 7.11) pitched six innings while only giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Both runs came off of solo home runs from Drew Stubbs in the fifth inning and Arenado in the sixth inning. Kevin Quackenbush and Dale Thayer each pitched a shutout inning of relief. The Rockies scored their third and last run of the night off of the newly called up Nick Vincent, who pitched the ninth inning.

Eddie Butler (2-2, 3.81) lasted just four innings, giving up five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts for the Rockies. Every Padres position player in the starting lineup managed to get on base. Justin Upton was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI. Derek Norris was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI. Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with one run scored and four RBI.

This evening, in the second game of the series, the Padres will have Brandon Morrow (1-0, 2.67) take the mound against the Rockies and Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 11.57) at 5:40pm PDT. There will be a Led Zeppelin-themed fireworks show after the game and all fans will receive both a remastered Led Zeppelin CD and an MLB Network reusuable bag.

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Crowdsourcing is the latest fad in seemingly every endeavor.  From Kickstarter to Storify, it seems gathering money or ideas from others and using it for your own benefit has become commonplace.

I’m not immune.  Occasionally I use it to figure out topics to write about that you people would like to read.  This is one of those occasions.  That I chose something to write about, not necessarily that you would like to read.

In Episode 13 of the Padres And Pints podcast, Rick revealed he was drinking not the standard beer, but rather Cran-Grape juice.  This caused a certain degree of ridicule from me some.  So, of course, when I decided to take suggestions for topics, Rick decided to get back at me us a little bit.

Here’s the thing:  I have little to no shame.  And I’m a little desperate to write about something Padres-related.  Challenge accepted.

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

The Padres (75-82) were defeated 3-2 by the Colorado Rockies (66-92) last night, another season with more losses than wins* guaranteed.

*I’m trying to stay somewhat positive and not just say “another losing season,” alright?

Robbie Erlin (4-4, 4.53) pitched four innings to start the game, giving up two runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts.  Justin Morneau and DJ LeMahieu each had RBI singles, in the third and fourth respectively, off of Erlin.

Jorge De La Rosa (14-11, 4.10) pitched six innings and also gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts.  Rymer Liriano and Alexi Amarista had back-to-back RBI singles in the sixth inning off of De La Rosa.

The big blow came in the Rockies’ eighth inning, when Drew Stubbs led off the inning with a home run to right field off of Dale Thayer (4-4, 2.09).  The Padres were unable to get past second base in their half of the eighth.  After Will Venable walked and stole second base, LaTroy Hawkins retired the final three batters for his 23rd save.

This evening is the final home game of 2014.  Joe Wieland (0-0, 9.00) gets the start against Yohan Flande (0-5, 4.91) and the Rockies at 6:10 pm PDT.

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