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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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub.  Then on the way home you abandon the car you’re driving in the middle of the highway and start walking down the double yellow line before the police come and take you to jail.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were sitting in a holding cell.

The Padres (66-74) were shut out 3-0 by the Colorado Rockies (57-84) last night in Coors Field in Denver.  Eric Stults (6-16, 4.55) surrendered all three Rockies’ runs, two on solo home runs by Drew Stubbs in the first and Nolan Arenado in the sixth.

Tyler Matzek (5-9, 4.32) pitched a three-hit complete game with one walk and six strikeouts for the Rockies.  Three of the four Padres to reach base actually got into scoring position, only to be stranded.  It was like watching the April/May Padres again.

Tonight at 5:10 pm PDT Joe Wieland (0-0, 0.00) makes his first start since the 2012 season after going under the knife for elbow ligament replacement surgery.  The Rockies will have the newly extended Jorge De La Rosa (13-10, 4.26) starting.

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

The Padres (40-51) were defeated by the Colorado Rockies by a score of 6-3 yesterday afternoon.  All six Rockies runs were thanks to home runs, four solo and one two-run.  Neither starter, Eric Stults for the Padres and Jair Jurrjens for the Rockies, figured into the decision.  Joaquin Benoit was the loser after giving up Tulowitzki’s second solo home run and Drew Stubbs‘ two run shot in the eighth inning.

Jake Goebberts hit his first Major League home run in the fourth inning off Jurrjens.  Seth Smith then hit one off on Jurrjens in the fifth.  The Padres tied the score at 3 in the fifth when Chris Denorfia sprinted home on a Jurrjens wild pitch.

The Friars travel to Los Angeles to open a four-game series with the Dogers at Dogers Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm PDT tonight with Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 0.92) taking the hill against Clayton Kershaw (10-2, 1.85).

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

The Padres (40-49) took the first game of their three-game series from the Colorado Rockies (37-53) in Coors Field last night by a score of 6-1.  Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.71) earned the win, pitching seven innings while only surrendering the one Rockies’ run on four hits — one of which was a solo home run by Drew Stubbs for Colorado’s only run — and two walks with nine strikeouts.  Colorado starter Tyler Matzek (1-3, 4.79) got dinged with the loss after giving up five earned runs in his six innings on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts.

Tommy Medica, Rene Rivera, and Cameron Maybin all hit a double in the sixth inning to score two runs.  And Chase Headley hit a two-RBI triple off of the right field wall in the seventh to score Kennedy and Chris Denorfia.  Carlos Quentin then scored Headley with a sac fly to finish up the Padres scoring.

The game was delayed after the seventh inning for 56 minutes thanks to a thunder storm that brought hail, rain, and lightning to the Denver area.

Tonight in Denver the Padres take on the Rockies in the second game of the three-game series at Coors Field.  The Friars’ 2014 All-Star representative (or not) Tyson Ross (7-8, 2.93) takes on Franklin Morales (4-4, 5.51) at 5:40 pm PDT.

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One of the first things I learned when I moved from San Diego to Cleveland was how similar the two cities are when it comes to sports. San Diego sports teams have yet to win a major sports championship. Cleveland teams haven’t won a major sports championship since before San Diego had major sports teams. To root for the home teams in either city is to be a tortured sports fan.

As baseball towns, the similarities continue. Neither the Padres nor Indians are the main sports attraction in town. The Padres rank second in San Diego behind the Chargers. The Indians play third fiddle in Cleveland, behind the Browns and Cavs. Although both franchises have beautiful downtown ballparks, they also both struggle to fill their seats, mostly because of their inabilities to consistently win baseball games. Read More…