Saturday was the annual Padres FanFest. Originally, I was going to write a recap of my day. But I was so bored there I didn’t even bother taking any notes and only took a couple of photos. I’ll let Ryan sum up the rest of my feelings on the last few FanFests:

Now that we have¬†that (not unexpected) disappointment out of the way, I ended up going to Bub’s at the Ballpark with your good friend and mine, Nathan Zack. The plan was to meet Dave and Laura Perek there, which has become sort of an annual tradition for Nathan whenever he’s in town. I had never met Dave or Laura before, even though we’ve followed each other on Twitter for years, so I was excited to finally get to do that.

Over the course of the two hours we spent at Bub’s, I was introduced to a little game the three of them play amongst themselves where they make predictions about the upcoming season. I was intrigued, to say the least, so I joined them for this year’s edition.

What follows is all of our selections for this¬†game. We don’t know how it’s going to end yet, but I’m pretty sure I nailed every category. I’ve put my selections in bold.

There¬†are no stakes. There is no prize. It’s all for fun.

So, relax, let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, OK?

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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 (43-56) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (58-41), 10-6 yesterday, to take two out of three games at Nationals Park.

Christian Friedrich (4-6, 5.00) lasted just three innings, giving up five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out none. Carlos Villanueva pitched the next three innings in relief, giving up one run on two hits and no walks with four strikeouts.¬†Daniel Murphy‘s sacrifice fly in the first inning brought Trea Turner in to put the Nationals on the board. In the third inning, a sacrifice fly by Jayson Werth scored Lucas Giolito,¬†Turner scored again on a single by Murphy, and Wilson Ramos hit a two-run home run. Ramos hit a single in the fifth inning to drive in Murphy again, but Ramos was thrown out trying to take second base.

Giolito (0-0, 4.91) didn’t fare much better than Friedrich, surrendering four runs (two earned) in three and a third innings on four hits and three walks, also with no strikeouts. Wil Myers‘ two-RBI single scored Derek Norris and Travis Jankowski in the third inning, but Myers was thrown out trying to take second base. Ryan Schimpf‘s RBI single in the fourth inning scored Alex Dickerson. Dickerson and Schimpf then hit back-to-back solo home runs to begin the eighth inning. Yangervis Solarte drove in Myers with a single and Alexei Ramirez hit a bases-loaded double to drive in Solarte, Dickerson, and Schimpf in the ninth inning.

The Padres travel to Toronto for the first time ever to take on the Blue Jays (55-44) for three games at Rogers Centre. Colin Rea (5-4, 5.01) starts tonight at 4:07pm PDT against Aaron Sanchez (10-1, 2.87).

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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 (42-56) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (58-40) last night, 3-2, last night in the second of three games at Nationals Park.

Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.30) gave up two runs on six hits and three walk while striking out one in six innings. Ben Revere scored on a Daniel Murphy sacrifice fly in the third inning. Revere’s RBI double in the fifth inning scored Danny Espinosa. Anthony Rendon scored the winning run on a walk-off triple by Stephen Drew off Kevin Quackenbush in the ninth inning.

Max Scherzer (10-6, 2.92) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and no walk with ten strikeouts. Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run with Yangervis Solarte on base in the second inning.

The series finale at Nationals Park this morning will have Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55) starting against Lucas Giolito (0-0, 4.70) at 10:35am 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 (42-55) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (57-40) last night at Nationals Park, 5-3 in the first of three games.

Luis Perdomo (4-4, 6.93) pitched his longest outing of the season, seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Jayson Werth hit a solo home run and Wilson Ramos singled in Bryce Harper in the first inning. Daniel Murphy hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Tanner Roark (9-6, 3.05) gave up five runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. Melvin Upton Jr. singled in Brett Wallace and later scored with Ryan Schimpf on Kemp’s three-run home run in the fifth inning.

Tonight’s second game features Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.76) going up against Max Scherzer (10-6, 2.94) starting at 4:05pm 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 (28-42) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (43-26), 7-3, in the third of four games at Petco Park last night.

Neither¬†Colin Rea (3-3, 5.15) nor¬†Max Scherzer (8-4, 3.29) figured in the decision. Rea gave up two runs on four hits and two walk with six strikeouts in six and a third innings. Daniel Murphy‘s RBI single in the first inning scored Michael Taylor. In the seventh inning, Anthony Rendon hit an RBI single to bring Wilson Ramos home. And a Ryan Zimmerman RBI single in the eighth inning scored Taylor again.

Scherzer pitched six innings while surrendering just one run on four hits and no walk with ten strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a solo home run with one out in the first inning. Felipe Rivero came into pitch the eighth inning, and proceeded to load the bases with no outs. Myers then hit a two-run double. After Matt Kemp walked to load the bases again, Brett Wallace hit a ground ball to Rivero that he threw away trying to get Jon Jay at home on a force out. After a pitching change, Myers scored on a walk to Melvin Upton Jr. Yangervis Solarte then hit a two-run single to score Kemp and Wallace. There were still no outs.

In this afternoon’s finale the Padres¬†will send out Drew Pomeranz (5-7, 2.88) in an attempt to split the series. Gio Gonzalez (3-5, 3.96) goes for the Nationals with first pitch scheduled for 1:40pm 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 (27-42) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (43-25) in last night’s second game of four,¬†7-5, at Petco Park.

Christian Friedrich (3-2, 3.15) gave up six runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings while striking out three. A sacrifice fly by Anthony Rendon in the second¬†inning scored Ryan Zimmerman. In the third inning, Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper scored on Daniel Murphy‘s double. And Zimmerman hit a two-run home run with Murphy on base. Murphy led off the sixth inning with a solo home run. And a seventh inning RBI single by Harper scored Michael Taylor.

Joe Ross (6-4, 3.13) pitched six innings, surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Matt Kemp‘s RBI single scored Jon Jay to put the Padres on the board in the first inning. Jay hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to bring Alexei Ramirez across the plate. Derek Norris hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning, a Wil Myers groundout scored Christian Bethancourt and a Yangervis Solarte groundout scored Jay.

Colin Rea (3-3, 5.37) gets the start tonight at 7:10pm PDT against Max Scherzer (8-4, 3.40).

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

San Diego¬†(25-28)¬†lost by a touchdown¬†got shut out by Jacob deGrom and New York¬†Mets (29-23), 7-0, in front of 21,893 mostly Noo Yawk fans at Petco Park.¬† deGrom’s fastball and another anemic performance by the Padre offense saddled Andrew Cashner with his 8th loss of the year.¬† The Padres defense also allowed yet another unearned run in the first, meaning Cashner has given up 13 unearned runs this year – most in the majors.

Any no-hitter or shut out drama for the Padres ended after seven pitches.¬† Daniel Murphy‘s RBI single staked the Mets to¬†the quick 1-0 lead.¬† They would add that unearned run as well.¬† After that, Cashner pitched fairly well, setting a career high for strikeouts with 12 in his 4 2/3.¬† Problem was, he had horrible batted ball luck, and could not get Ruben Tejada or Murphy out.¬† Combined, the two infielders went 6 for 6, scored 3 runs, and drove in 3 on four singles, a double, and a home run.

Ultimately manager Bud Black left Cashner in too long, trying in vain to get him through 5.¬† After Murphy’s HR, Michael Cuddyer hit the next pitch off the wall in LF for a double.¬† Cash struck out Wilmer Flores looking – which would have been a good point to pull him; Shawn Kelley seemed warm, and Andrew had thrown 94 pitches – but Black stayed with the big Texan, who gave up consecutive singles scoring 2 additional runs, blowing the game open.

In the end it didn’t matter.¬† deGrom held the Padres hitless until Clint Barmes led off the sixth with a single.¬† Jacob worked the outside corner to everybody, and that corner seemed to get bigger as the game went on, as did the Padres frustation. Eventually Matt Kemp got ejected for arguing a ball/strike call; Bud Black followed him to the clubhouse shortly after.¬† That said, it didn’t appear Kemp showed home plate umpire Dan Iassonga up before he was tossed.¬† There was a time in baseball when a hitter (or catcher) could object to a pitch call quietly, so long as it wasn’t obvious to the rest of the ball park.¬† Guess that unwritten rule has been lost to history too.

Today the Shell of Ian Kennedy will face Met wunderkind Noah Syndergaard.

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

The Padres (43-55) beat the New York Mets (46-52) 2-1 on a walk-off infield single in the ninth inning that defies any sort of accurate description. ¬†The Padres’ Odrisamer Despaigne pitched a no-hitter through seven and two-thirds before giving up a double to Daniel Murphy, who then scored on a David Wright single to tie¬†the game at one.

After¬†Yasmani Grandal hit his second home run in as many days in the fourth, the Padres were shutout until two outs in the ninth, when¬†Cameron Maybin scored from third base as Mets’¬†relief pitcher Josh Edgin stumbled off of the mound while trying to field a ground ball from Seth Smith.

The Padres are off today as they travel to Chicago to face the Cubs in Wrigley Field. ¬†Tuesday’s game is at 5:05 pm PDT and will have Eric Stults (3-11, 4.98) taking the mound against Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.00).

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