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 (20-31) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (23-29), 6-3, in the finale of their three-game series at Chase Field. The Padres are 1-15 in series finales this season and 0-8 on Sundays.

Drew Pomeranz (4-5, 2.48) gave up six runs in five innings on five hits and four walks while striking out nine batters. With one out in the first inning, Brandon Drury ground into a fielder’s choice that scored Phil Gosselin from third base. Chris Owings led off the second inning with a solo home run. Two batters later, Archie Bradley bunted for an RBI single to score Chris Herrmann. After a Jean Segura ground out, Gosselin reached on a fielder’s choice to plate Nick Ahmed. Finally, Paul Goldschmidt doubled to bring Gosselin and Bradley around for the Diamondbacks’ fifth and sixth runs.

Bradley (2-0, 6.11) pitched seven and one-third innings, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk while also recording nine strikeouts. Christian Bethancourt‘s RBI single in the second inning scored Yangervis Solarte. Alexei Ramirez hit his first home run as a Padre with a solo shot in the fifth inning. Wil Myers ground out in the eighth inning to bring pinch-hitter Brett Wallace, who walked and advanced to third on a double by Jon Jay.

The Friars travel to Safeco Field for two games against the Seattle Mariners (28-21). Hot Vedder Cup action starts this afternoon at 1:10pm PDT with Andrew Cashner (2-4, 4.87) facing Nate Karns (4-1, 3.53).

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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 (19-27) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (28-19) at AT&T Park, 1-0, in the first of three games last night.

Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.70) did not surrender a run in his seven innings, striking out four with two hits and four walks. Brandon Maurer pitched an inning of scoreless relief, with one hit and a walk. Brad Hand lost the game in the ninth inning. After Brandon Belt led off the inning with a single, Brandon Crawford struck out and Gregor Blanco popped up to Brett Wallace. Hunter Pence then hit a ball to shallow right field that was misplayed dropped just in front of Matt Kemp for a double, scoring Belt and giving the Giants the victory.

Johnny Cueto (7-1, 2.70) pitched another complete game — his third one against San Diego this season — giving up just two hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Kemp singled in the fourth inning. Alexei Ramirez was hit by a pitch and Alexi Amarista singled in the eighth inning. But that was it for Padres baserunners.

Tonight, Andrew Cashner (2-3, 4.93) comes off the disabled list and gets the start against Jeff Samardzija (6-2, 2.66) at 7:15pm PDT in the second game.

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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 (17-24) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (24-18), 2-1, in the second game of three at Petco Park.

Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.96) gave up two runs in six innings on four hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Hunter Pence hit a two-run home run with no out in the fourth inning. Brad Hand, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter combined for three innings of perfect relief.

However, Johnny Cueto (6-1, 2.70) pitched a complete game, giving up just one run on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. The lone Padres run came in the second inning when Brett Wallace led off with a double and, two outs later, Alexei Ramirez singled to center field to score Wallace. That was it. The Padres batters never got past first base the rest of the night.

The series wraps up tonight starting at 6:10pm PDT. James Shields (2-5, 3.12) gets the start with Jeff Samardzija (5-2, 2.88) going for the Giants.

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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 (15-20) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-8) at Wrigley Field last night, 1-0, to sweep the day-night doubleheader and win the three-game series.

Drew Pomeranz (4-3, 1.80) had ten strikeouts in six shutout innings, allowing three hits and three walks. Kevin Quackenbush, Brad Hand, and Fernando Rodney pitched the last three innings in relief. Rodney recorded his tenth save of the season after getting his ninth in yesterday’s early game of the doubleheader.

John Lackey (4-2, 3.54) pitched eight innings, surrendering the Padres’ only run on a Christian Bethancourt solo home run with two outs in the fifth inning. Lackey ended his night with seven strikeouts while giving up three hits and no walks.

The Friars start four games against the Milwaukee Brewers (14-20) at Miller Park tonight at 5:10pm PDT. James Shields (1-5, 3.60) gets the start with Jimmy Nelson (4-2, 3.74) going for the Brewers.

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Drew Pomeranz: Padres Ace. That sentence seemed cray when the Padres traded Yonder Alonso, a player they didn’t really want, for Pomeranz plus others. But so far in 2016 it’s been true. Pomeranz leads his team’s pitching staff by both FIP-WAR and RA9-WAR. So whether you subscribe to the theory that strikeouts, walks, and home runs are the best measure of a pitcher or prefer traditional runs allowed, the Padres’ 6’6” lefty has been the best.

I’m going to try to figure out what’s going on with him. If you’re in the mood for some stats, read on!

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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 (13-17) scored more runs than the New York Mets (17-11), 2-0, in the second game of four at Petco Park last night. The win was the first shutout of the season for Friars.

Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 2.12) allowed just one hit and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings. Kevin Quackenbush, Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer, and Fernando Rodney each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 2.58) pitched six innings, allowing both Padres’ runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five. Matt Kemp hit a sacrifice fly to score Jon Jay in the first inning. Jay hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to score Jemile Weeks.

Tonight starting at 5:40pm PDT, James Shields (1-4, 3.23) takes the mound against Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.56).

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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 (9-16) scored fewer runs than Clayton Kershaw the Los Angeles Dodgers (13-13), 1-0, to drop the series finale at Dodger Stadium yesterday. Denying the Padres their sweet revenge of a sweep and forcing them back to San Diego with kissing their sister with a series win.

Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 1.96) pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out fourteen. The closest the Friars came to scoring a run came in the seventh on back-to-back singles by Wil Myers and Matt Kemp. But, Melvin Upton Jr. struck out and Derek Norris flied out to end the threat.

Drew Pomeranz (2-3, 2.48) gave up the one run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts over seven innings pitched. Kershaw knocked in A.J. Ellis with a single in the third inning.

What are you gonna do? It happens.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, James Shields (0-4, 3.55) takes the mound against Jon Gray (0-0, 11.42) in the opener, as the Colorado Rockies (12-12) come to Petco Park for three games.

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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 (7-13) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (10-11), 5-4, in the first of three games at AT&T Park.

Drew Pomeranz (2-2, 2.86) pitched just four and a third innings, surrendering four runs (three earned) on seven hit and three walks with six strikeouts. Solo home runs by Hunter Pence in the fourth inning off Pomeranz and Buster Posey in seventh inning off Carlos Villanueva cemented the win for the Giants.

Madison Bumgarner (2-2, 3.64) gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings. Jon Jay‘s RBI single in the third put the Friars on the board. And Derek Norris hit an RBI double off Bumgarner in the sixth inning. The Padres started to rally against the Giants’ bullpen, scoring two runs off Hunter Strickland in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Alexei Ramirez and another RBI single by Brett Wallace. But it wasn’t enough.

Tonight at 7:15pm PDT, James Shields (0-3, 4.15) goes up against Johnny Cueto (3-1, 3.49).

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Sometimes letters never reach their intended targets, instead becoming lost, abandoned, or otherwise discarded amongst the abundance of flyers and coupons in the mailperson’s sack. Sometimes those letters end up at the doorstep of the Padres Public headquarters, where we promptly publish them. Here are some of those letters.

Mr. Mike Dee
CEO, San Diego Padres Baseball Club.
April 20, 2016

Dear Mr. Dee—I just wanted to write to tell you how much I like the new Sycuan sign at Petco Park. What a beaut! It’s such a delight to be patrons of a team that cares so much about quality advertising, and that, my friend, is some quality advertising. I went to the game the other night with my boy and the first thing he asked me about was that glowing monstrosity looming over the batter’s eye, and we proceeded to have a wonderful conversation about my past tribulations with a game called blackjack . . . but I digress.

We marveled at the incandescent light shimmering off each letter, a gorgeously centered backdrop to the drubbing the home nine were taking on the field. It’s really a great location for such aesthetic mastery, boldly affixed atop the field of play. What a beaut!

Shoot, more I think about it, I can’t even remember what was there before. And now I’ve got an eight-year-old son who wants to hit the Vegas Strip. I just wanted to make sure you know how much we appreciate that sign, and for that matter, everything else you do—although I’m sure fans around the park are always telling you the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheers,
Sam in Escondido

P.S.—Can any other team in the majors boast a one-two advertising punch like the Padres, with the aforementioned Sycuan sign and the now slightly overshadowed—but impressive in its own right, darn it—National University sign in left-center? That’s a heckuva combo. Keep up the good work.

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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 (6-9) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-8), 8-2, at Petco Park last night.

Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 2.04) struck out ten batters in six and two-thirds innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits and three walks. After letting two men on in the seventh inning, Kevin Quackenbush came in to relieve Pomeranz. Jordy Mercer hit an RBI-double that brought Sean Rodriguez home. In the eighth inning, Gregory Polanco ground out to first base, bringing David Freese in from third base.

Adam Rosales grabbed a really hard-hit ground ball down the line at third base and threw out Francisco Cervelli to end the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. made two spectacular plays in left field for the first two outs of the inning. The first prevented a home run for Matt Joyce and the second was a line drive off the bat of Cole Figueroa that Upton raced to grab on the fly.

Jeff Locke (0-2, 7.24) didn’t fare nearly as well, lasting just three innings while giving up eight runs on eleven hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Alexei Ramirez lit up the scoreboard with a second inning single with none out to plate Upton. Newly called up Jemile Weeks had his first hit (that really should have been ruled an error) and his first RBI with another single to score Derek Norris. With one out in the second inning, Jon Jay‘s infield single allowed Ramirez to score and Wil Myers followed immediately with an infield single of his own to plate Rosales. With one out in the Padres’ third inning, Ramirez tripled to score Norris. Rosales singled to plate Ramirez. And Pomeranz’s two-out single scored Rosales. Matt Kemp then led off the fourth inning with his fifth home run of the season.

Today’s series finale features James Shields (0-2, 4.05) against Gerrit Cole (0-2, 4.22) at 6:10pm PDT.

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