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 (65-81) scored fewer runs than the Minnesota Twins (76-69) at Target Field last night, 3-1, in ten innings.

Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.15) allowed one run in six innings on five hits and two walks while striking out five. Eddie Rosario scored on a wild pitch to Max Kepler in the second inning. In the bottom of the tenth inning, Rosario hit a two-run walkoff home run.

Ervin Santana (15-7, 3.35) shut the Padres out over six innings, giving up three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Austin Hedges hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

The Padres start a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies (80-67) at Coors Field tomorrow at 5:40pm PDT. Clayton Richard (7-13, 4.78) gets the start tomorrow against Tyler Chatwood (7-12, 4.70).
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The typical Luis Perdomo outing tends to start off a bit shaky, flatten out and get good in the middle innings, and then nosedive into a free fall collapse before the right hander gets the hook. The numbers generally follow this observation, although there’s always the risk of getting caught up in small sample randomness when you break any pitcher down inning by inning.

If you do look at Perdomo’s splits this season, the fifth inning, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, has actually been his best all-around inning. In 22 innings, he’s got 1.64 ERA with 17 strikeouts, five walks, and no homers allowed. The wheels come off any time Andy Green tries to push him into the sixth, however, as Perdomo has been tattooed for 17 earned runs (on five homers) in just 18 2/3 innings in the frame. The seventh gets even worse, with seven more runs tacked on in just 2 1/3 frames.

That’s the typical Perdomo start. He’ll be rolling through five innings with just a run allowed on a few hits and decent peripherals. The sixth will rear its ugly head and five batters later two runs will be in and Perdomo will be heading for the showers with runners on the corners and one out. If Perdomo had been removed from every start this season after the fifth inning, his ERA would drop a full run, from 4.62 to 3.62.

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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 (62-78) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (72-67) last night at Petco Park, 3-1.

Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.32) gave up two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out eight in six-plus innings. Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Tommy Pham scored on Harrison Bader‘s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.

Jack Flaherty (0-0, 6.00) allowed one run in five innings on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning.

Clayton Richard (6-13, 4.94) starts this evening’s series finale against Lance Lynn (10-6, 2.99) beginning at 6:10pm 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 (59-75) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-41), 1-0, last night in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Dinelson Lamet (7-6, 4.40) allowed one run on six hits and three walks while striking out ten in six innings. Justin Turner scored on a Chase Utley single in the sixth inning.

Clayton Kershaw (12-2, 1.95) gave up two infield hits over six innings while not issuing a walk and striking out seven. Brandon Morrow, Tony Watson, and Kenley Jansen combined did not allow a single baserunner over the final three innings.

The teams play a day/night doubleheader today. The first game is a makeup game from May 7th due to rain and starts at 12:40pm PDT. Clayton Richard (6-13, 4.96) takes the mound against Brock Stewart (0-0, 3.38). The second game begins at 7:10pm PDT with Jordan Lyles (0-2, 6.94) getting the start versus Yu Darvish (8-10, 3.88).
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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 (57-72) scored fewer runs than the Miami Marlins (65-63) at Marlins Park last night, 2-1 in 11 innings.

Dinelson Lamet (7-5, 4.60) gave up one run on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Marcell Ozuna hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning. In the bottom of the eleventh inning, Derek Dietrich scored the winning run on Miguel Rojas‘ sacrifice fly.

Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 3.70) allowed one run over six innings on three hits and two walks while striking out one. In the second inning, a double steal by Jabari Blash going to second base and Cory Spangenberg stealing home was the only Padres run.

Today’s series finale pits Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.89) against Dan Straily (8-8, 3.83) with first pitch set for 10:10am PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (55-69) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (74-48), 4-1, in the finale of their four-game series yesterday.

Dinelson Lamet (7-5, 4.84) allowed three runs on three hits and six walks while striking out eight in four and a third innings. Gio Gonzalez scored on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Murphy in the third inning. In the fifth inning, Murphy singled to drive in Alejandro De Aza and scored on Adam Lind‘s double. Edwin Johnson scored on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice by Howie Kendrick in the eighth inning.

Gonzalez (12-5, 2.39) gave up one unearned run in five and two-thirds innings on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Jabari Blash scored on when Wil Myers reached on an error in the first inning.

The Padres start a three-game series against the St Louis Cardinals (63-61) at Busch Stadium starting tomorrow at 5:15pm PDT. Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.84) gets the start in the first game against Lance Lynn (10-6, 3.05).
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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 (53-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-74) at Petco Park last night, 8-4, in the second of three games.

Dinelson Lamet (7-4, 4.78) allowed two runs on three hit and a walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Jorge Alfaro hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, his first Major League home run. Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning.

Mark Leiter (1-3, 4.38) gave up eight runs (four earned) in five innings on seven hit and three walks while striking out one. Yangervis Solarte‘s double drove in Carlos Asuaje and Cory Spangenberg doubled to score Solarte and Wil Myers in the first inning. Spangenberg led off the fourth inning with a home run. Spangenberg ground into a fielder’s choice in the fifth inning to drive in Asuaje, Solarte came in to score on a throwing error on Spangenberg’s steal of second base, and Hector Sanchez hit a two-run home run.

Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.14) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Nick Pivetta (4-7, 6.29) beginning at 12:40pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a morning at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (50-64) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (48-67) yesterday, 10-3, in the finale of four games at Great American Ballpark.

Dinelson Lamet (6-4, 5.12) gave up two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings with five strikeouts. Tucker Barnhart hit a two-run double in the second inning. In the seventh inning, with one out, Kirby Yates walked a batter, hit the next one, and went to two balls & two strikes against Joey Votto before Brad Hand was brought in. Hand walked Votto to load the bases and one out later Scooter Gennett hit a grand slam and Eugenio Suarez hit a solo home run back-to-back. In the eighth inning, Zack Cozart hit a two-run home run and Votto hit a solo home run back-to-back off Phil Maton.

Luis Castillo (2-5, 3.64) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with four strikeouts in six innings. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Cory Spangenberg‘s double drove in Luis Torrens and Jose Pirela singled to drive in Spangenberg.

The Padres head to Dodger Stadium for three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers (80-33) beginning tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.17) gets the start tonight against Rich Hill (8-4, 3.47).
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Earlier this season, I defended Dinelson Lamet‘s changeup, noting that its early effectiveness was better than advertised. While the pitch didn’t have the traditional speed differential from the fastball that you’re looking for, Lamet was locating it well, and he had used it to induce plenty of whiffs, including a couple from lefty masher Michael Conforto.

As the season has progressed, a couple of things have become more clear. Lamet’s changeup has indeed revealed itself to be a work in progress; the speed differential isn’t there, but neither is the downhill, fading movement that accompanies most good changes. Further, the command that Lamet showed in his first few starts—dotting the pitch where he wanted it—has predictably ebbed and flowed, and a changeup high in the zone at 92 mph plays like a beach volleyball to any big-league hitter.

Rather than continuing to tinker with a subpar pitch at the big-league level, Lamet smushed his changeup into a discarded bottle and sent it down the San Diego River.

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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 (49-60) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-57) last night at PNC Park, 5-2.

Dinelson Lamet (6-4, 5.12) shutout the Pirates on one hit and three walks with five strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. In the seventh inning, Josh Harrison led off with a home run and Adam Frazier‘s bases-loaded single drove in Francisco Cervelli.

Gerrit Cole (9-8, 4.00) gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings while striking out five. Wil Myers‘ RBI double in the third inning drove in Cory Spangenberg. Myers hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Dusty Coleman hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.40) starts today’s series finale against Jameson Taillon (6-5, 4.74) with first pitch scheduled for 10:35am PDT.
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