Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy after watching football on Sunday. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed While You Were Drinking.

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

The Padres (73-82) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (74-81) last night at Petco Park, 3-0.

Robbie Erlin (1-1, 6.30) had a no-hitter through five and two-thirds innings, before giving up a triple to Ender Inciarte with two outs in the sixth inning. Erlin struck out Aaron Hill to end the inning, finishing his night with seven shutout innings pitched with two hits, a walk, and four strikeouts.

Jeremy Hellickson (9-11, 4.60) allowed just one run in six innings on four hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Cory Spangenberg doubled to lead off the sixth inning and scored on a Jedd Gyorko sacrifice fly. In the eighth inning, Spangenberg led off with a single, followed by Matt Kemp‘s single. Justin Upton then doubled to score Spangenberg. Kemp then came home on another sacrifice fly by Gyorko.

In this afternoon’s season series finale, James Shields (13-6, 3.86) takes the mound against Zack Godley (5-1, 3.48) at 1:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the evening at the movies, watching an advanced screening of Everest, then hanging out at Islands during their late night Happy Hour. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (68-78) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (69-76), 6-4, last night at Chase Field.

Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.18) pitched six innings, throwing 106 pitches and allowing a run on four hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. The only run charged to Ross came in the sixth inning. After walking Paul Goldschmidt and giving up a single to David Peralta, Welington Castillo hit an RBI single to score Goldschmidt. The Padres’ bullpen literally lost this game, giving up five runs in the seventh inning. With Bud Norris starting the inning, Chris Owings led off with a walk and scored on Nick Ahmed‘s triple. Aaron Hill then walked and was pinch-ran for by Socrates Brito. Norris was relieved by Kevin Quackenbush and A.J. Pollock then hit a three-run home run. Ender Inciarte singled then stole second base and Goldschmidt walked. Marc Rzepczynski came in to pitch and Peralta struck out for the first out of the inning. Nick Vincent came into the game and got Castillo to fly out for the second out, then Brandon Drury singled to score Inciarte.

Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 2.95) pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Justin Upton hit his 26th home run to lead off the second inning. Yangervis Solarte ground into a double-play with the bases loaded and no outs in the third inning, allowing Ross to score from third base. In the seventh inning, an RBI single from Travis Jankowski scored Austin Hedges from second base. And in the eighth inning, a wild pitch to pinch-hitter Brett Wallace let Upton come home from third base.

Tonight at 6:40pm PDT, Andrew Cashner (5-15, 4.27) will start against the Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray (4-11, 3.54) in the final game of the season at Chase Field.

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

The Padres (4-4) lost the opener of a three-game series to the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-3) by a score of 8-4 last night at Petco Park. Andrew Cashner (0-2, 4.09) was saddled with the loss despite not giving up an earned run and getting nine strikeouts in his six innings. However, the second inning was ugly, as a Yangervis Solarte throwing error (that could have also been an error on Yonder Alonso‘s part) helped the Diamondbacks score four runs.

Rubby De La Rosa (2-0, 7.15) also pitched six innings, surrendering three runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Yonder Alonso hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning into the Beach in right-center field.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT the Friars send Odrisamer Despaigne (0-0, 0.00) to the mound — in the place of the injured Ian Kennedy — against the Diamondbacks’ Jeremy Hellickson (0-1, 6.23). It’s the first Taco Tuesday of the season.

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