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 (50-65) scored more runs than the New York Mets (57-58), 8-6, in the first game of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Paul Clemens (2-2, 4.73) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings. Travis d’Arnaud hit a two-run home run in the second inning. In the fifth inning, Curtis Granderson scored on a Jay Bruce single. The Mets’ other three runs were charged to Buddy Baumann, who started the sixth inning in relief but did not record an out. d’Arnaud scored on a Matt Reynolds double, Ty Kelly‘s single drove in Alejandro De Aza, and Reynolds scored on a ground out by Wilmer Flores after Brad Hand relieved Baumann.

Logan Verrett (3-8, 5.36) last just two and two-thirds innings, giving up eight runs on six hits and three walk with four strikeouts. After Verrett loaded the bases with just one out in the first inning, Ryan Schimpf hit his first career grand slam and Jabari Blash followed that up with a solo home run. Schimpf hit a two-run home run in the third inning and Christian Bethancourt hit a solo home run one out later.

Tonight’s second game has Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.79) taking the mound against Jacob deGrom (7-5, 2.35). First pitch is at 4:10pm PDT.

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

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 a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (48-63) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-61) in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park, 6-5.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.79) pitched five innings, giving up five runs on ten hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Odubel Herrera hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Carlos Ruiz singled to drive in Ryan Howard, a double by Freddy Galvis scored Ruiz, a Jerad Eickhoff double drove in Galvis, and Herrera singled to score Eickhoff. Tommy Joseph‘s RBI single in the seventh inning scored Cesar Hernandez with the eventual winning run.

Eickhoff (7-12, 3.78) surrendered five runs (four earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out five. Travis Jankowski‘s RBI groundout in the third inning drove in Derek Norris. Alex Dickerson hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Jankowski scored on a Dickerson sacrifice fly and Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run. Jabari Blash ground into a 5-4-3 triple play in the seventh inning, the first triple play in Petco Park history.

The Padres travel to Pittsburgh and PNC Park to take on the Pirates (55-54) for three games starting tomorrow at 4:05pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (5-5, 6.67) gets the first start against Chad Kuhl (1-0, 4.19).

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

The Padres (47-61) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (48-58), 12-3, in the three-game series finale yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Edwin Jackson (2-2, 5.00) pitched eight innings, striking out five while allowing three runs on eight hits and no walks. In the eighth inning, Jonathan Villar scored on a Scooter Gennett single and Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run.

Junior Guerra (7-3, 2.93) gave up four runs in four innings on six hits and three walk with five strikeouts. Travis Jankowski scored on a Yangervis Solarte ground out and Solarte and Alex Dickerson scored on a Christian Bethancourt single in the first inning. Dickerson’s double in the third inning drove in Solarte. In the sixth inning, Wil Myers hit a two-RBI single to drive in Jackson and Jankowski and Solarte hit a two-run home run. Jabari Blash hit his first Major League home run with a opposite field shot to leadoff the seventh inning, Rondon scored on a Jackson double, and Jankowski scored on a Ryan Schimpf double. A Bethancourt ground out drove in Solarte in the eighth inning.

The Philadelphia Phillies come to Petco Park for three games starting Friday at 7:40pm PDT. Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.72) gets the start in the first game against Jeremy Hellickson (8-7, 3.70).

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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 (46-60) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (47-57), 7-3 last night, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.09) only lasted three and a third innings, giving up no runs on one hit and three strikeouts but with six walks. Carlos Villanueva (2-2, 5.71) gave up a two-run home run to Hernan Perez in the fifth inning. Chris Carter hit a solo home run in the eighth inning off Brad Hand.

Jimmy Nelson (6-10, 3.74) surrendered six runs on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts in four innings pitched. A ground out by Derek Norris drove in Ryan Schimpf in the second inning. In the fifth inning, Alexi Amarista brought Travis Jankowski in with a single, Christian Bethancourt and Wil Myers scored on a single by Yangervis Solarte, a Schimpf triple brought Solarte in, and a sacrifice fly by Adam Rosales scored Schimpf. In the eighth inning, a double steal by Jankowski and Myers drew a throw to second base to try to get Myers, and Jankowski sprinted home and beat the throw.

Tonight’s second game at Petco Park pits Luis Perdomo (5-4, 6.89) against Zach Davies (8-4, 3.89) starting at 7:10pm 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 (45-60) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (42-62) in the series finale yesterday at Petco Park, 3-2.

Paul Clemens (1-2, 4.70) came out after pitching four and a third innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Jose Peraza hit a two-run home run – his first career home run – with Eugenio Suarez on base in the second inning. Tucker Barnhart‘s single in the sixth inning scored Adam Duvall.

Homer Bailey (1-0, 3.18) – making his first start since April, 2015 – pitched five and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six. Travis Jankowski scored on Wil Myers‘ ground out to first base in the first inning. In the sixth inning, Myers stole home when he caught Bailey not paying attention after a walk to Jabari Blash.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, the Milwaukee Brewers (47-56) come to Petco Park for three games. Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.95) makes his Padres debut against Jimmy Nelson (6-9, 3.42) for the Brewers.

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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 letters never reach their intended targets, instead becoming lost, abandoned, or otherwise discarded amongst the abundance of flyers and coupons in the mailperson’s sack. Sometimes those letters end up at the doorstep of the Padres Public headquarters, where we promptly publish them. Here are some of those letters.

Mr. Mike Dee
CEO, San Diego Padres Baseball Club.
April 20, 2016

Dear Mr. Dee—I just wanted to write to tell you how much I like the new Sycuan sign at Petco Park. What a beaut! It’s such a delight to be patrons of a team that cares so much about quality advertising, and that, my friend, is some quality advertising. I went to the game the other night with my boy and the first thing he asked me about was that glowing monstrosity looming over the batter’s eye, and we proceeded to have a wonderful conversation about my past tribulations with a game called blackjack . . . but I digress.

We marveled at the incandescent light shimmering off each letter, a gorgeously centered backdrop to the drubbing the home nine were taking on the field. It’s really a great location for such aesthetic mastery, boldly affixed atop the field of play. What a beaut!

Shoot, more I think about it, I can’t even remember what was there before. And now I’ve got an eight-year-old son who wants to hit the Vegas Strip. I just wanted to make sure you know how much we appreciate that sign, and for that matter, everything else you do—although I’m sure fans around the park are always telling you the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheers,
Sam in Escondido

P.S.—Can any other team in the majors boast a one-two advertising punch like the Padres, with the aforementioned Sycuan sign and the now slightly overshadowed—but impressive in its own right, darn it—National University sign in left-center? That’s a heckuva combo. Keep up the good work.

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