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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The Padres (49-65) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (57-55), 4-0, in the series finale at PNC Park.

Christian Friedrich (4-8, 4.84) gave up four runs in six innings on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts. David Freese‘s single in the first inning scored Josh Harrison for the first run. Freese doubled in the third inning to drive in Starling Marte and later scored on Gregory Polanco‘s single. In the fourth inning, Harrison singled to score Sean Rodriguez.

Jameson Taillon (3-2, 2.85) shutout the Padres with three hits and two walks while striking out four over eight innings. Nick Noonan made his first Major League start at shortstop and got his first Major League hit in the third inning. Noonan took second on a sacrifice bunt by Friedrich, Travis Jankowski walked, but Wil Myers grounded out to end the inning. In the ninth inning, Myers singled off Neftali Perez to lead off, took second on defensive indifference and Ryan Schimpf walked. Tony Watson came in to face Jabari Blash, who then struck out on three pitches to end the game. Those two innings were the closest the Padres came to getting on the board.

The Friars travel to New York to take on the Mets (57-57) for three games at Citi Field starting tonight at 4:10pm PDT. Paul Clemens (1-2, 4.61) gets the start against Logan Verrett (3-7, 4.66).

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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 (49-64) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-55) in the second game of three at PNC Park, 4-0.

Edwin Jackson (3-2, 4.19) did not allow a hit for the first five innings, until Jordy Mercer singled to lead off the sixth inning. Andrew McCutchen had the other Pirates’ hit leading off the seventh inning. Jackson finished with seven shutout innings on two hits and three walks while striking out seven. Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer each threw a perfect inning of relief, with one strikeout apiece.

Ryan Vogelsong (1-2, 2.67) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Christian Bethancourt singled in the second inning and Jabari Blash scored on a throwing error by Vogelsong. Jackson then reached on a fielding error by Jung Ho Kang, allowing Bethancourt to cross the plate. In the seventh inning, Alexei Ramirez hit a single to drive in Ryan Schimpf, who made a perfect slide to get by the tag. Travis Jankowski stole home in the eighth while Alex Dickerson was at bat.

The game started strange, as Yangervis Solarte was pulled before the Padres took the field in the bottom of the first inning, apparently for not running out an infield pop fly.

This morning’s series finale has Christian Friedrich (4-7, 4.76) taking the mound against Jameson Taillon (2-2, 3.29). First pitch is scheduled for 9:35am PDT.

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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 (48-64) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-54), 6-4, in the first of three games at PNC Park. The start of the game was delayed for 36 minutes due to rain.

Luis Perdomo (5-6, 6.80) pitched five innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks while striking out three. An RBI ground out by Sean Rodriguez drove in David Freese in the second inning. Rodriguez singled in the fourth inning to drive in Freese again. In the fifth inning, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run home run with Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen on base and a Francisco Cervelli double scored Freese.

Chad Kuhl (2-0, 3.91) surrendered two runs on five hits and four walks in six innings with four strikeouts. Alex Dickerson‘s RBI double scored Yangervis Solarte and a single by Jabari Blash drove in Dickerson in the first inning. Wil Myers led off the eighth inning with a solo home runs. And Blash led off the ninth inning with¬†a solo home run.

Tonight, Edwin Jackson (2-2, 5.00) starts the second game of the series at PNC Park versus Ryan Vogelsong (1-1, 3.25). First pitch is scheduled for 4:05pm PDT.

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

The Padres (39-48) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (50-34) at PNC Park last night, 5-2.

Andrew Cashner (3-10, 4.10) was tagged with his tenth loss of the season after surrendering four runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven and two-thirds innings. Cashner had allowed only one hit until the Pirates came back from a 2-1 deficit with a run in the seventh inning and a three-run eighth inning, with RBI singles from Gregory Polanco, Andrew McCutchen, and Jung Ho Kang.

Charlie Morton (6-2, 4.15) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts. Matt Kemp had a first inning solo home run and Melvin Upton Jr. hit a RBI double in the second inning to score Will Venable.

The Padres travel to the Dallas/Ft Worth area for a three game series against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX starting tomorrow at 5:05pm PDT. Ian Kennedy (4-8, 4.84) gets the start in the first game against Wandy Rodriguez (5-4, 4.23).

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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 might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (39-47) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-34) at PNC Park last night, 3-2, after a one hour and 42 minute rain delay in the third inning.

Padres’ starter¬†Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.56) didn’t return after the rain delay after pitching the first two innings with no runs, two hits, no walks, and a strikeout. Frank Garces pitched two innings of relief, giving up one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Marcos Mateo surrendered a run in one and two-thirds innings on two hits, a walk, and one strikeout. Shawn Kelley gave up one hit in one and a third innings with two strikeouts. And Joaquin Benoit got the loss, giving up one run on an RBI triple by Gregory Polanco in the eighth inning.

Francisco Liriano (5-6, 2.99) came back from the rain delay to give up two runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings. Matt Kemp doubled to drive in Derek Norris and Yonder Alonso in the third inning after play resumed.

The Padres try to avoid a sweep tonight as Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.06) faces Charlie Morton (6-2, 4.30) at 4:05pm PDT.

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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 (25-27) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-24) last night, 7-1, splitting the four-game series at Petco Park.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3, 4.56) had his best start of the season, pitching eight innings and only allowing the one run on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Gregory Polanco hit a solo home run with one out in the seventh inning for the Pirates’ only run.

Jeff Locke (3-3, 5.34) lasted just four innings, giving up all seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Jedd Gyorko started the Friars’ scoring with a two-RBI single in the first inning to score Yangervis Solarte and Derek Norris. In the second, Clint Barmes scored on a Norris line drive that popped out of the glove of Pirates’ 1B Pedro Alvarez for an error. Will Middlebrooks‘ seventh home run of the season came in the third with no outs and Matt Kemp on first base. Barmes came up later that inning with an RBI single to score Will Venable. Middlebrooks’ sacrifice fly in the fourth scored Norris and made it 7-0.

Tonight the New York Mets (28-23) come to Petco Park for three games. Andrew Cashner (2-7, 3.00) takes the hill against Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.71) at 7:10pm PDT.

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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 (23-26) scored a lot fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-22), 11-5, last night in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy (2-5, 7.15) gave up seven runs in three and two-thirds innings, the first six all thanks to home runs. Jung Ho Kang connected in the first inning for a three-run moonshot, Gregory Polanco hit a solo home run in the second inning, and Starling Marte had a two-run shot in the third inning. Shawn Kelley relieved Kennedy in the fourth and pitched one and a third shutout innings. But Cory Mazzoni gave up another four runs in his two innings.

A.J. Burnett (5-1, 1.81), meanwhile, looked good early in his five and two-thirds innings, but got into a little bit of trouble in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. All¬†five Padres’ runs came in those three innings. But the Friars were shutout over the last third of the game.

Tonight, James Shields (6-0, 3.75) takes the mound against Francisco Liriano (2-4, 3.86) at 7:10pm PDT.

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