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. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (8-11) scored less runs than the Miami Marlins (9-8), 6-3 in 11 innings, last night at Petco Park.

Jered Weaver (0-1, 3.91) pitched six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo home run to lead off the second inning and Martin Prado hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. In the eleventh inning, Justin Bour singled off Jose Torres and Dee Gordon hit a ground ball to the pitcher that Torres threw into the right field corner, where Hunter Renfroe had trouble picking it up, allowing Gordon to run all the way around the bases for a little league home run. Prado then singled, but was forced out on a fielder’s choice by Christian Yelich. Stanton then hit his second home run of the night, a two-run shot.

Dan Straily (1-1, 3.92) surrendered two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out fourteen. Yes, I said fourteen. Austin Hedges hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. With runners at the corners in the eleventh inning, Hedges hit into a fielder’s choice, which brought Wil Myers in from third base.

In the rubber game this afternoon, starting at 1:40pm PDT, Luis Perdomo (0-0, 8.44) gets the start against Tom Koehler (0-1, 5.40).

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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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Saturday was the annual Padres FanFest. Originally, I was going to write a recap of my day. But I was so bored there I didn’t even bother taking any notes and only took a couple of photos. I’ll let Ryan sum up the rest of my feelings on the last few FanFests:

Now that we have that (not unexpected) disappointment out of the way, I ended up going to Bub’s at the Ballpark with your good friend and mine, Nathan Zack. The plan was to meet Dave and Laura Perek there, which has become sort of an annual tradition for Nathan whenever he’s in town. I had never met Dave or Laura before, even though we’ve followed each other on Twitter for years, so I was excited to finally get to do that.

Over the course of the two hours we spent at Bub’s, I was introduced to a little game the three of them play amongst themselves where they make predictions about the upcoming season. I was intrigued, to say the least, so I joined them for this year’s edition.

What follows is all of our selections for this game. We don’t know how it’s going to end yet, but I’m pretty sure I nailed every category. I’ve put my selections in bold.

There are no stakes. There is no prize. It’s all for fun.

So, relax, let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, OK?

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Sometimes you get a little distracted when you’re frustrated.  Your team is a basket case at the plate, and you’re a basket case in your living room.  You pace.  You’ve tried to soothe your nerves with alcohol but that stopped working 10 days ago.  You want to watch the game but you just can’t bring yourself to turn it on; listening to it causes all those swings and misses to dance through your head.  You end up mesmerized by a Cleveland Brown draft pick.  Here’s what you missed while fighting despair.

The Padres wasted yet another solid pitching performance from a starter.  Given the offensive struggles currently afflicting San Diego, Ian Kennedy probably figured the only way he could win is if he did it all himself.  You know, throw a shut out and hit a home run.  He very nearly did.  Ian drove a 2-0 fastball off Miami Marlins starter Jacob Turner 400′ into the LF bleachers to give himself a 1-0 lead.  He then continued to strike out everyone in sight.  Kennedy fanned six the first turn through the order, and five the second time through. He retired 17 of the first 18 hitters he faced, including 12 in a row.  He finished with 12 strikeouts, the fourth time he’s tied his career high. He ultimately struck out every Marlins starter out save Marcell Ozuna.

A one-run lead is the slimmest of margins; any slip-up and it evaporates.  Kennedy blinked, allowing a 2-out double to Christian Yelich in the fifth.  When Derek Dietrich followed that with a hard single to right, Yelich scored and the game was tied.

Oh, that woeful offense. The Padres left the bases loaded in the first and failed to score Everth Cabrera when he made it to third base with one out in the third.  They went 0-7 with RISP during the game and managed only four hits after the third inning.  This against Turner, who came in with an ERA over 7.

Joaquin Benoit and Huston Street worked 3 scoreless innings, with Street finally striking out Ozuna.  The game went into extra innings.  It appeared Dale Thayer would retire the side in order in the eleventh, but Jedd Gyorko was unable to get the ball out of his glove to retire Dietrich and the inning continued.  Up stepped Giancarlo Stanton.  Taking on 0-2 pitch away and somewhat down, Stanton hit a laser onto the beach for a back-breaking 2-run HR.  San Diego went quietly in the bottom of the inning, and dropped the first game of this 4-game series 3-1.

Jose Fernandez faces Tyson Ross tonight.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub, especially after looking at the Marlins Park Monstrosity half the night. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Marlins and Jose Fernandez handed the Padres their fourth straight loss by a score of 5-0. Andrew Cashner pitched six innings of two-run ball on five hits and three walks, while striking out six. However, Fernandez outdueled Cashner, giving up just three hits and two walks with eight K’s in six and two-thirds innings.

The highlight for the Padres other than Cashner was a fine defensive play from Chase Headley in the fourth. That was it. Nothing else.

The Padres wrap up the series in Miami at 10:10 am PDT tomorrow with Ian Kennedy taking the mound against Nathan Eovaldi.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub, especially after looking at the Marlins Park Monstrosity half the night. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres lost to the Miami Marlins, 8-2 yesterday.

Starter Eric Stults lasted just four innings, giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. One of those hits was a monster home run by Giancarlo Stanton that went over the Budweiser-sponsored bar in left field of Marlins Park, setting off that horrible, horrible statue-thing in center field.

Tomorrow, it’s a matchup of number one starters, as Andrew Cashner takes the mound versus Jose Fernandez at 4:10 pm PDT.

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In a Saturday morning article, Time for the Padres to get bold, the U-T San Diego’s Matt Calkins advocated surrendering the farm system’s pitching depth for an impact bat. Calkins’ suggestions centered around the addition of either Giancarlo Stanton or Mark Trumbo, “the Angel with a lifetime OPS of .768 over four seasons.”

These players have been mentioned before during this off-season and rather than rehashing the pros and cons of adding their bats right now I would rather focus on Calkins’ idea about how the Padres should compete with today’s behemoths of the game:

The Padres aren’t anywhere close to a team like the Dodgers, Red Sox, or Yankees, who can bulldoze their way to the postseason with sheer force. They, however are one that can pirouette their way in with some good fortune and a critical extra piece.

Now’s the time to get that piece. Now’s the time for the index finger to stop wagging “no” and instead pull the trigger.

This is an interesting approach and it begs the question: When is the right time for a team like the Padres (i.e. limited resources and less margin for error) to push all in and go for it?

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With the World Series upon us, Padres fans can’t help but dream: What does our team need to do to make it to the top? This is an exciting question, one that will undoubtedly fuel our conversations through the fall and winter months.

My internet-friend, Mickey Koke, suggested the following just the other day:

Giancarlo Stanton patrolling right field at Petco Park is something any Padres fan can dream on through the winter months. Stanton is young (not yet 24), talented (14.8 career WAR), cheap ($537K), controllable (through 2017) and ridiculously good looking (ridiculously) – he’s the total package.

However, because Giancarlo Stanton is the total package, our dream would quickly devolve into a nightmare.

To obtain the rights to Giancarlo Stanton the first thing the Padres would need to surrender is #1 prospect Austin Hedges.

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