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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Erick Aybar was the No. 2 hole hitter in the lineup yesterday for the third straight game. I don’t care much about lineups, but I’ve gotta write about something.

In an ideal word, for a team that’s trying to win baseball games, Erick Aybar should never bat second. He should almost always bat eighth (or ninth). This is not groundbreaking analysis.

Aybar is very much an old school two hole hitter because he works the count, can hit-and-run, bunt, hit behind the runner, control the bat, steal a bag here and there, yada yada. Those things are good and all—really, I don’t mind them in certain situations, for certain hitters—but they work perfectly fine lower in the order, too. Old school two hole hitters often simply aren’t productive overall, which is why they should usually bat at the bottom of the order.

Putting a bad hitter in the two spot doesn’t make sense, for obvious reasons: 1) you’re giving him more at-bats over the course of a season and 2) you’re putting him in an important lineup spot, right in the middle of the heart of the order. When you’re thinking about the top of a team’s batting order, the No. 2 hitter shouldn’t be a guy with a three-year OPS of .628. That’s a unnecessary breather ceded to the opposing pitcher.

So why is Andy Green, a seemingly smart, progressive manager, batting Aybar second?

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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 (8-12) scored less runs than the Miami Marlins (10-8) in the finale of three games at Petco Park, 7-3.

Luis Perdomo (0-0, 6.97) shut the Marlins out for five innings, but began the sixth inning with a single by Martin Prado, a walk to Christian Yelich, and an RBI single to Giancarlo Stanton. Craig Stammen relieved Perdomo and gave up a double to Marcell Ozuna that scored Yelich, a single to score Stanton, and Justin Bour topped it all off with a three-run home run. All with no outs. Kevin Quackenbush replaced Stammen and retired the next three batters to finish the inning. Perdomo’s final line was five innings pitched with four hits, three walks, and five strikeouts. In the ninth inning, Dee Gordon led off with a triple and scored two batters later on Yelich’s sacrifice fly.

Tom Koehler (1-1, 5.14) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings pitched. Manuel Margot led off the first inning with single, and after Erick Aybar ground out he took second base. Wil Myers struck out and Yangervis Solarte singled to drive in Margot. In the fourth inning, Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run home run to dead center field.

Padres’ manager Andy Green was ejected after the eighth inning for arguing with the home plate umpire about his terrible, horrible, no-good strike zone.

The Padres head to Phoenix for four games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-8) starting tonight at 6:40pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 4.70) goes tonight against Zack Greinke (1-2, 3.28).

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, especially when you get invited to watch the game in the Fox Sports San Diego suite with free .394 Pale Ale and Sculpin. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (8-10) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (8-8), 5-3, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Trevor Cahill (1-2, 3.44) gave up one run on three hits and a walk in seven innings, while striking out six. Marcell Ozuna hit a solo home run in the second inning. Giancarlo Stanton‘s two-run home run in the ninth inning accounted for the Marlins’ other two runs.

Adam Conley (1-1, 3.00) pitched six innings, surrendering a run on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Manuel Margot tripled to leadoff the game and scored on Erick Aybar‘s sacrifice fly. The Padres loaded the bases in the seventh inning on three straight singles by Luis Sardinas, Margot, and Aybar. Wil Myers hit into a double play, but Sardinas scored. David Phelps intentionally walked Yangervis Solarte and Austin Hedges hit a three-run home run off the facade of the third deck of the Western Metal Building.

Tonight Jered Weaver (0-1, 4.24) gets the start versus Dan Straily (1-1, 4.61) with first pitch scheduled for 5:40pm 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 (7-10) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-7), 4-1, last night in the finale of three games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (2-2, 3.04) surrendered one run on nine hits and no walks in six and two-thirds innings while striking out eight. Nick Ahmed‘s second inning single drove in Chris Iannetta and Ahmed took second on Hunter Renfroe‘s throwing error.

Patrick Corbin (1-3, 3.27) gave up three runs on five hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in six innings pitched. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to eleven games. Erick Aybar‘s two-run double drove in Yangervis Solarte and Austin Hedges in the fifth inning. And Hedges hit his third home run of 2017 in the seventh inning.

The Miami Marlins (8-7) come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Trevor Cahill (0-2, 4.76) starts the first game of the series against Adam Conley (1-1, 3.75).

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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 (6-10) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-6) last night at Petco Park, 1-0.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 4.70) pitched eight shutout innings, with three hits and a walk while striking out five. Brandon Maurer gave up a leadoff single in the ninth inning to A.J. Pollock, but retired the next three batters for the save.

Zack Greinke (1-2, 3.28) matched Chacin for seven and a third innings, giving up a solo home run with one out in the eighth inning to Erick Aybar for the only run. Greinke finished five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over eight innings pitched.

Tonight, starting at 6:10pm PDT, Clayton Richard (1-2, 3.60) gets the start against Patrick Corbin (1-2, 2.81) in the series finale at Petco Park.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, especially when you have to be up at 4:30am to take someone to the airport. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (5-10) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-5), 11-2, in the first of three games last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 3.24) came out after three and two-thirds innings with a right hamstring strain, after giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walk while striking out two. Craig Stammen, Zach Lee, Christian Bethancourt, and Erick Aybar (yes, that Erick Aybar) combined to give up another eight runs (six earned) over the last five and a third innings.

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Shelby Miller (2-1, 3.50) pitched seven and a third innings, surrendering one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Wil Myers‘ single drove in Travis Jankowski in the third inning for the Padres’ first run. The Padres’ other run came in the ninth inning when Luis Torrens singled – his first Major League hit – to drive in Allen Cordoba for his first Major League RBI. That’s it.

Tonight’s game at Petco Park, starting at 7:10pm PDT, has Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 7.80) taking the mound against Zack Greinke (1-1, 4.32).

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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 (5-8) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (5-6), 9-2, yesterday at SunTrust Park.

Trevor Cahill (0-2, 4.76) pitched five and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on four hits and three walk while striking out eight. Adonis Garcia scored on Tyler Flowers‘ single in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, a single by Brandon Phillips drove in Ender Inciarte and Freddie Freeman. After Miguel Diaz balked in a run in the seventh inning, Inciarte hit a solo home run. In the eight inning, Freeman scored on a Nick Markakis double, Markakis scored on a Phillips single, and Phillips scored on Johan Carmago’s single.

Bartolo Colon (1-1, 4.24) gave up one run on one hit and a walk with six strikeouts in seven innings. Ryan Schimpf was the Padres’ offense, hitting a solo home run in the second inning and scoring on a passed ball on a walk to Erick Aybar in the eighth inning.

The Padres will attempt to avoid the four-game sweep in tonight’s series finale. Jered Weaver (0-1, 4.91) will take the mound against Jaime Garcia (0-1, 5.73) starting at 4:35pm 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 (5-6) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (3-6), 5-2, in the first ever game at SunTrust Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 7.80) gave up four runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out three in five innings pitched. Nick Markakis hit a two-run double in the first inning. Julio Teheran helped his own cause with an RBI single in the fourth inning. And Ender Inciarte hit a two-run home run off Craig Stammen in the sixth inning.

Teheran (1-0, 0.95) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and four walk with five strikeouts. Chacin and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back RBI singles in the second inning, driving in Erick Aybar and Austin Hedges, respectively.

Tonight, Clayton Richard (1-1, 2.57) takes the mound against R.A. Dickey (0-1, 4.76) starting at 4:10pm PDT at SunTrust Park. The game will be broadcast on FS1 and not Fox Sports San Diego.

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