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 (60-84) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (77-66), 4-0, last night in the first of three games at AT&T Park.

Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.94) pitched five innings — all while suffering effects of the flu — shutting the Giants out on three hits and a walk while striking out two. With two outs in the second inning when Brandon Belt walked and Joe Panik was hit by a pitch, but Conor Gillaspie ground out to end the inning. With one out in the fourth inning, Brandon Crawford and Hunter Pence hit back-to-back singles, Belt flied out, and the runners advanced on a wild pitch to Panik who then ground out.

Jeff Samardzija (11-10, 4.07) surrendered four runs on eight hits and a walk in six inning with six strikeouts. Luis Sardinas scored on a Yangervis Solarte single in the fourth inning. Solarte grounded into a fielder’s choice in the fifth inning and Clemens scored when Solarte beat the throw to first base. Hector Sanchez hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Clayton Richard (2-3, 2.78) gets the start tonight against Albert Suarez (3-3, 4.37). First pitch is set for 7:15pm 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 (57-81) scored fewer runs than the Boston Red Sox (77-61) in the second of three games at Petco Park, 5-1.

Paul Clemens (2-5, 5.44) once again couldn’t make it through five innings, giving up five runs on nine hits and three walk with three strikeouts in four innings. With no outs in the fourth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run home run and Chris Young followed immediately with a solo home run. Hanley Ramirez‘ RBI single with no outs in the fifth inning ended Clemens’ night and Young hit into a bases-loaded RBI groundout against reliever Jose Dominguez.

Clay Buchholz (6-10, 4.99) surrendered one run on eight hits and no walks while striking out six in six and two-thirds innings. Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for the Padres’ lone run.

Jarred Cosart (0-2, 5.14) takes the mound in the series finale tonight against David Price (14-8, 3.92). First pitch is set for 6:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (56-80) scored less runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (76-60) yesterday at Dodger Stadium, 7-4.

Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.99) gave up four runs on six hits and three walks with four strikeouts in four and a third innings. Yasiel Puig hit a three-run home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, a Chase Utley single drove in Justin Turner and Puig scored on a single by Yasmani Grandal. Grandal hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

Jose De Leon (1-0, 6.00) won his Major League debut while surrendering four runs on six hits and no walks with striking out nine in six innings. Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run home run with Travis Jankowski on base in the third inning. Alexi Amarista scored on a throwing error on a Jankowski bunt single and Jankowski scored on a Solarte sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

The Padres return home to Petco Park for three games against the Boston Red Sox (76-60) starting this afternoon at 1:40pm PDT. Edwin Jackson (3-5, 6.26) gets the start against former Padre Drew Pomeranz (10-10, 3.00).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (55-78) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (51-83) at Turner Field, 9-6, yesterday.

Jarred Cosart (0-2, 5.14) gave up seven runs on five hits and three walks while striking out just one batter in four and a third innings. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, Freeman’s bases-loaded walk drove in Mike Foltynewicz, a Matt Kemp single drove in Ender Inciarte and Adonis Garcia, and Anthony Recker‘s single scored Freeman. Garcia drove in Chase d’Arnaud with a single in the sixth inning. Brandon Snyder scored on a Inciarte single in the eighth inning.

Foltynewicz (8-5, 4.31) pitched six innings, surrendering three runs on four hits and no walks with three strikeouts. In the fifth inning, Hector Sanchez hit a solo home run. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, Myers scored on Yangervis Solarte‘s double, Solarte came home on a triple by Alex Dickerson, and a Ryan Schimpf sacrifice fly drove Dickerson in for the Padres’ final run.

The Padres head to Los Angeles for three games against the Dodgers (74-59) at Dodger Stadium starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.51) takes the mound versus Julio Urias (5-2, 3.71).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub, soaking up all the hot Vedder Cup action. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (20-33) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (30-21). A lot fewer runs. Like 16-4. Like got beat really bad. Like.

James Shields (2-7, 4.28) lasted just two and two-thirds innings, giving up ten runs on eight hits and four walks with only one strikeout. Kyle Seager hit a three-run home run off Shields in the second inning and Seth Smith added another three-run shot off Shields in the third inning. Luis Perdomo relieved Shields and gave up a two-run home run to Franklin Gutierrez in the fourth inning, a solo home run to Smith in the fifth inning, and a three-run home run to Adam Lind, also in the fifth inning. That’s twelve runs just from home runs. I don’t even remember how they got the other four runs. Doesn’t matter anyway.

Of particular note, Christian Bethancourt played four positions, including pitching two-thirds of an inning in the eighth. Wil Myers moved from first base to left field and Derek Norris came into play first base, hitting in designated hitter Matt Kemp‘s spot. Alexi Amarista, who had come in for Alexei Ramirez in the sixth inning, finished up that inning, moving Adam Rosales to shortstop so Bethancourt could play second base. Rosales had replaced Yangervis Solarte at second base in the fifth inning. If you’re completely confused, join the club. I can’t make this stuff up, people.

Hisashi Iwakuma (4-4, 4.41) was perfect for the first four innings, until Solarte led off the fifth inning with a single. Iwakuma ended his day after seven innings pitched, giving up four runs on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Travis Jankowski hit a two-run home run and Matt Kemp followed up with a solo shot two outs later in the sixth inning. Hector Sanchez led off the seventh inning with a solo home run. That was all she wrote for the Padres.

Tonight, the series switches to Petco Park for two games starting at 7:10pm PDT. Christian Friedrich (1-1, 1.65) draws the short straw against Felix Hernandez (4-4, 2.86).

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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 (20-30) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-29) last night, 8-7, in game two of three at Chase Field.

Cesar Vargas (0-3, 5.03) lasted just one and two-thirds innings, giving up seven runs on six hits and two walks with a strikeout. Jake Lamb singled to score Michael Bourn in the first inning. In the second, the Diamondbacks scored six runs. Singles by Chris Owings and Zack Greinke and a Nick Ahmed walk loaded the bases with no outs. Jean Segura hit a sacrifice fly to score Owings, Bourn singled to plate Greinke and Ahmed, and Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run. A wild pitch in the fifth inning by Luis Perdomo to Brandon Drury allowed Lamb to come home for the Diamondbacks’ eighth run and final run of the game.

Greinke (6-3, 4.71) pitched six innings, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two. Matt Kemp put the Padres on the board with a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. Greinke then effectively shut the Padres down until the sixth inning, when an RBI double by Jon Jay scored Alexi Amarista. After a walk by Wil Myers and Kemp’s pop fly out, Jay scored on an RBI double by Yangervis Solarte. Myers scored on a Melvin Upton Jr. sacrifice fly. In the ninth inning, Solarte scored when Derek Norris reached on a two-base throwing error. Norris and Upton later scored on a pinch-hit single by Hector Sanchez.

This afternoon’s series finale pits Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.70) against Archie Bradley (1-0, 7.84) at 1:10pm 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 (19-28) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (29-19), 8-2, last night in the second game of three at AT&T Park. The Padres remain winless in eight game this season against the Giants.

Andrew Cashner (2-4, 4.87) returned from the disabled list and pitched six innings, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks with a strikeout. Denard Span singled in the third inning to score Gregor Blanco. In the sixth inning, Buster Posey doubled to score Joe Panik and Posey then scored on a Brandon Crawford single. In the eighth inning, Crawford hit a bases loaded triple to score Matt Duffy, Posey, and Brandon Belt. Jarrett Parker then hit a two-run home run to straight-away center field for the Giants final runs.

Jeff Samardzija (7-2, 2.54) allowed one run on six hits and three walk while striking out seven in six and two-thirds innings. Jon Jay led off the sixth inning with a solo home run. And in the ninth inning, Brett Wallace singled, took second base on a passed ball, and made it to third base on a groundout by Derek Norris. Hector Sanchez singled to score Norris, but Jay then ground out to end the game.

James Shields (2-6, 3.07) takes the mound this afternoon against Jake Peavy (1-5, 8.21) at 12:45pm PDT.

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One of the great things about Twitter, in my experience, is that it works as a sounding board for opinions and thoughts that come through your mind that you aren’t 100% sure about. Something happens, you have a reaction, you ponder your reaction on Twitter, and the community can help you decide whether your reaction is valid or not. As podcaster Alison Rosen might say, Twitter is great place to ask is it just me or everyone?

Some might say that’s one of the problems with Twitter, that it gives validity to every half-baked thought or theory that comes across a weirdo sitting on his couch watching Naked And Afraid, but hey, you gotta take the good with the bad, am I right?

Last week, the Padres put in a waiver claim on out-of-options catcher Hector Sanchez, who had been waived by the White Sox, who had signed him in the off-season after he had been non-tendered by the Giants at the end of last season. By claiming Sanchez, the Padres, who had two seemingly healthy better catching options already on the active roster, were either forced to move one of those catchers to make room for Sanchez, or carry 3 catchers for at least a short time. Read More…

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 (17-21) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (15-22), 8-7, in twelve innings at Miller Park last night.

Luis Perdomo (1-0, 9.77), normally a reliever, started the so-called “bullpen game” that was made necessary by the rain delayed game in Chicago and Andrew Cashner being placed on the disabled list yesterday. Perdomo pitched two innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walk with four strikeouts. Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled in the first inning to score Scooter Gennett and Jonathan Lucroy. Brad Hand then pitched four shutout innings. Kevin Quackenbush gave up two runs on another Nieuwenhuis double then a sacrifice fly from Chris Carter to bring Nieuwenhuis home against Ryan Buchter. Alex Presley‘s single and a throwing error by Jose Pirela scored two more in the eighth inning against Brandon Maurer. And, with one out in the twelfth inning, Lucroy hit a solo home run off Carlos Villanueva.

Wily Peralta (2-4, 7.30) gave up six runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts over four and two-thirds innings. Matt Kemp‘s single in the first brought Travis Jankowski home to put the Padres on the board and Melvin Upton Jr.‘s double brought Kemp home. In the third inning, Kemp hit an RBI double to score Wil Myers and Alexei Ramirez singled to score Kemp. Myers and Kemp hit back-to-back solo home runs in the fifth inning. Myers left the game in the top of the ninth with an apparent leg injury and was replaced at first base by Derek Norris. In the twelfth inning, Norris and Upton hit another pair of back-to-back solo home runs to put the Padres ahead.

Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.54) takes the mound in this afternoon’s series finale against Zach Davies (1-3, 6.29). First pitch is scheduled for 11:10am 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 (44-50) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (50-44), 9-3, at Petco Park last night to have their five game winning streak snapped. This game had it all; possible no-hitter, hit batsman, grand slams, bat flips, gum throwing, bench clearing, broken bats, Spider-Man. Everything.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-7, 4.98) pitched bad and he should feel bad, giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout. Hunter Pence led off the second inning with a home run to center field. Gregor Blanco hit into a double play that scored Brandon Belt later that inning. Brandon Crawford hit a three-run home run with one out in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Hector Sanchez came up with the bases loaded against Dale Thayer and crushed a grand slam home run into the right field seats.

Chris Heston (10-5. 3.18) had a no-hitter going until the sixth inning, when a Melvin Upton Jr. broken bat single landed in center field to lead off the inning. Heston pitched seven and a third innings, allowing just the one hit and two walks with six strikeouts.

The Padres loaded the bases in the ninth inning against Josh Osich. Pinch-hitter Austin Hedges hit a sacrifice fly to center field to plate Clint Barmes and finally put the Padres on the scoreboard. After Jedd Gyorko lined out to center field, Brett Wallace doubled to center field to score Yangervis Solarte and Alexi Amarista.

This afternoon at 12:40pm PDT, James Shields (8-3, 3.92) gets the start against Matt Cain (1-1, 5.06).

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