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

The Padres (68-84) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (88-65), 13-7, last night in the finale of their three-game series at Petco Park.

Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.15) allowed six runs on six hits and a walk in five and a third innings with four strikeouts. David Peralta hit a solo home run to lead off the first inning. Jake Lamb hit a solo home run in the second inning. J.D. Martinez hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. A.J. Pollock hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning.

Robbie Ray (14-5, 2.74) gave up five runs in four and a third innings on five hits and five walks while striking out six. Rocky Gale hit his first Major League home run, a two-run shot in the second inning. Hunter Renfroe hit three home runs: a two-run in the third inning and solo shots in the fifth inning and the ninth inning. Christian Villanueva hit his first Major League home run in the fifth inning.

There were a total of nine home runs hit in this game, a new Petco Park single game record.

The Colorado Rockies come to Petco Park for four games to finish out the Padres home schedule for 2017 beginning tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (7-14, 4.82) gets the start tonight against Tyler Anderson (5-5, 5.28).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (67-83) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (87-64), 4-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Luis Perdomo (8-10, 4.57) gave up two runs on four hits and six walks while striking out two in five and a third innings. Chris Herrmann scored on David Peralta‘s single and a single by J.D. Martinez drove in Ketel Marte in the third inning.

Patrick Corbin (14-13, 4.14) allowed four runs in five innings on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run home run in the first inning. Austin Hedges hit a solo home run in the second inning.

Travis Wood (3-6, 6.80) takes the mound tonight against Zack Godley (8-7, 3.00) with first pitch set for 7:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (65-78) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (82-60), 8-7, after coming back from a five-run deficit in the ninth inning last night at Chase Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (12-10, 4.06) allowed four runs in five innings on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. David Peralta drove in Daniel Descalso and Ketel Marte with a single, Peralta scored on Paul Goldschmidt‘s single, and J.D. Martinez drove in Chris Iannetta with a single in the fifth inning. Descalso led off the sixth inning with a solo home run and Iannetta drove in Marte with a single. Peralta’s single in the eighth inning drove in Descalso.

Zack Godley (7-7, 3.18) gave up two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out nine in seven innings. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Myers hit another two-run home run in the ninth inning, Austin Hedges doubled to drive in Jabari Blash, Erick Aybar drove in Hedges with a single, and Carlos Asuaje‘s single along with a two-base error on Peralta drove in Aybar and Manuel Margot.

Luis Perdomo (7-9, 4.62) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Robbie Ray (12-5, 2.80) with first pitch set for 1:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (23-38) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (37-25) yesterday at Chase Field, 15-3, getting swept by the Diamondbacks in their three game series.

Clayton Richard (4-7, 4.54) gave up four runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings. The Padres bullpen was the real loser, as Kevin Quackenbush, Kirby Yates, and Brandon Maurer combined to give up eleven runs in two innings (Maurer didn’t record an out). Read the box score below to get the details because I just don’t have the strength. Erick Aybar ended up pitching (again) and got three outs in the eighth inning.

Patrick Corbin (5-6, 5.38) pitched five and two-thirds innings, surrendering three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out eight. In the first inning, Austin Hedges‘ bases loaded single scored Yangervis Solarte and Wil Myers. Hunter Renfroe hit an RBI double in the third, driving in Myers.

The Padres come back to Petco Park for three interleague games against the Kansas City Royals (26-32) starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (4-5, 5.65) gets the start tonight versus Eric Skoglund (1-1, 4.32).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (23-37) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-25), 7-4, last night at Chase Field.

Luis Perdomo (0-3, 5.47) pitched four innings, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks with one strikeout. In the third inning, a three-run home run by Jake Lamb and a two-run home run by Brandon Drury was all the Diamondbacks would need. But David Peralta scored on a wild pitch to Lamb and Lamb’s single drove in Paul Goldschmidt in the seventh inning.

Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.20) surrendered three runs on seven hit and a walk in five innings while striking out eight. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the first inning. Franchy Cordero tripled and scored on Solarte’s single in the third inning. Cordero’s single drove in Jose Pirela in the fifth inning. Pirela’s eight inning single drove in Allen Cordoba.

The series finale this afternoon at 12:40pm PDT will pit Clayton Richard (4-6, 4.36) against Patrick Corbin (4-6, 5.43).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (15-30) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-18) last night at Petco Park, 9-1.

Luis Perdomo (0-1, 5.79) finally got his first decision of 2017, but he did it the hard way. Perdomo lasted just three innings, giving up eight runs on eleven hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Chris Owings and David Peralta scored on a Paul Goldschmidt single, Goldschmidt scored on a Jake Lamb double, and Chris Herrmann hit a two-run home run, all in the first inning. In the second inning, Yasmany Tomas‘ bases loaded single drove in Peralta and Goldschmidt. Peralta scored again in the fourth inning on Lamb’s single. In  the ninth inning, Brandon Maurer threw a wild pitch to Rey Fuentes, allowing Lamb to score.

Robbie Ray (3-3, 3.91) shutout the Padres over seven and two-thirds innings on just two hits and three walks while striking out six. Luis Sardinas hit an infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to drive in Hunter Renfroe.

This afternoon’s series finale, starting at 1:40pm PDT, will have Clayton Richard (2-5, 4.86) taking the mound against Zack Godley (1-0, 1.93).

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

The Padres (15-29) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-18), 10-1, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Jered Weaver (0-5, 7.44) stunk. Seven earned runs on five hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. In fact, he surpassed Edinson Volquez‘ Padres record for futility.*

Fortunately, Dustin has already written a summation of Weaver’s not-even-an-inning of work, so I won’t bother with that. Craig Stammen pitched three and a third innings of relief, with David Peralta leading off the sixth inning with a solo home run and Jake Lamb hit his second bomb of the night one out later. In lighter news, Luis Sardinas pitched a shutout ninth inning of relief. So at least they had that going for them. Which is nice.

Taijuan Walker (4-3, 3.46) shut out the Padres over six innings on two hits and three walks while striking out three. Allen Cordoba scored the Padres lone run in the ninth inning on Ryan Schimpf‘s single.

Tonight’s second game pits Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.19) against Robbie Ray (2-3, 4.57) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

*I have no idea if that’s actually a record. But it was the worst pitching performance I’ve ever seen from a Padre, until last night that is.

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

The Padres (9-14) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-9), 8-5, at Chase Field last night.

Trevor Cahill (1-2, 4.50) gave up all five Diamondbacks’ runs over five and two-thirds innings on nine hits and four walks while striking out nine. Paul Goldschmidt had RBI singles to score A.J. Pollock in the first and third innings. Also in the third inning, Jake Lamb singled to drive David Peralta in and Goldschmidt scored on a Chris Owings groundout. Goldschmidt also doubled to drive in Peralta in the fourth inning for the Diamondbacks’ final run.

Zack Godley (0-0, 3.60) pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Erick Aybar hit a solo home run and Cahill doubled to drive in Jabari Blash, who had walked. Hunter Renfroe led off the sixth inning with a home run. In the ninth inning, Ryan Schimpf hit a three-run home run and Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run double.

Tonight’s series finale pits Jered Weaver (0-1, 3.91) against Taijuan Walker (2-1, 4.57) starting at 6:40pm PDT.

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

The Padres (8-13) scored less runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-8), 7-6, in first of four games at Chase Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 5.90) gave up all seven Diamondbacks’ runs on eight hits and two walk while striking out six in six innings. David Peralta hit a solo home run in the first inning. Jake Lamb scored on a Yasmany Tomas double in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, the Diamondbacks loaded the bases and Chris Owings hit the first grand slam of his Major League career. Tomas scored on Chris Herrmann‘s single in the sixth inning.

Zack Greinke (2-2, 2.93) also pitched six innings, but only allowed one run on six hits and no walks with eleven strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte scored on an Austin Hedges sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning Jabari Blash scored on Manuel Margot‘s grounder and Wil Myers hit a three-run home run with Erick Aybar & Margot on base. Hedges hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight, Clayton Richard (2-2, 3.04) takes on Patrick Corbin (1-3, 3.27) in the second game of the series starting at 6:40pm PDT.

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Fear not, Padres fans – its almost over.

San Diego (73-83) dropped the rubber game, and so the series, 4-2 to Arizona (75-81), in front of an announced crowd of 27,115, most of whom were hiding in the shade. Can’t blame them. Arizona approached this game as a bullpen game.  Starter Zack Godley worked 3 shutout innings.  Jhoulys Chacin (2-1) was awarded the win despite allowing both Padre runs.  Brad Ziegler worked a scoreless ninth for his 29th save.  James Shields (13-7) took the loss.

All of the Diamondbacks offense came courtesy of the long ball.  David Peralta led off the fourth with a 414′ bomb to center.  One inning later Ender Inciarte hit a ball onto the #WhiskeyDeck for a 2-0 lead. After the Padres tied it up, Inciarte hit a 2-run shot in the seventh to put Arizona up for good.  The game marked the first ever multi-HR game for Inciarte.

San Diego had three looks at the game offensively.  The Padres got back-to-back singles with one out in the second from Brett Wallace (starting at 1B) an Jedd GyorkoDerek Norris then hit a ball in the LC gap that had no business being caught, yet Peralta ran it down.  I still have trouble believing he pulled that off – and I saw it live.  Statcast measured the distance from where Peralta started to where he caught the ball at 102 feet. After a wild pitch moved the runners up 90′, Godley intentionally walked Alexi Amarista to get to Shields, who struck out.

In the home fifth, Shields hit the double that he probably wished he had the previous at-bat.  Travis Jankowski followed that with a triple that nutmegged (soccer term) AJ Pollock as it bounced off the wall in center.  Cory Spangenberg ripped a line-drive single over a drawn-in infield to tie the game, which, ominously, would be the last base hit the Padres got.  Finally in the seventh, Andrew Chafin walked the first two hitters, and Jankowski bunted them into scoring position. But Spangenberg struck out swinging, and Matt Kemp grounded out weakly to third, ending the threat.  No other Padre reached base.

This game saw its share of good defense.  Besides the Peralta catch, Jankowski got a tremendous read on Yasmany Tomas‘ line drive leading off the second, robbing Tomas of a sure hit with a diving catch. Shields picked Inciarte off first in the third.  Kemp made another fine catch on Tomas’ line drive to end the seventh.

After the Monday off-day, San Diego will close out the home schedule with 3 against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Tyson Ross (10-11) will face Jorge Lopez, who is making his MLB debut.

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