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 (43-56) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (46-51) last night, 5-3, in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (5-11, 5.37) pitched eight innings, giving up five runs on twelve hits and two walks while striking out eight. Wilmer Flores led off the second inning with a home run. In the third inning, Yoenis Cespedes tripled to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera and Jay Bruce singled to score Cespedes. Bruce singled in the fifth inning to drive in Michael Conforto. Jose Reyes scored in the eighth inning on a Travis d’Arnaud single.

Jacob deGrom (12-3, 3.30) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in eight innings with eight strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe hit two solo home runs: the first landed on the roof of the Western Metal Supply Company building in the seventh inning and the second was to dead center in the ninth inning. Carlos Asuaje doubled to drive in Jose Pirela in the eighth inning.

Tonight Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26) starts against Seth Lugo (4-2, 4.05) with first pitch set for 7:10pm 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 (18-31) scored more runs than the New York Mets (19-26) at Citi Field last night, 4-3.

Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80) made his Major League debut, giving up one run on three hits and two walks in five innings while striking out eight. Lucas Duda hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the eighth inning, Duda drove in Neil Walker with a single. Jose Reyes ground into a fielder’s choice in the ninth inning to score Michael Conforto.

Rafael Montero (0-4, 8.24) started in place of Jacob deGrom, who was held back because of the weather. Montero pitched just three innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts. In the first inning, a bases loaded single by Cory Spangenberg drove in Yangervis Solarte and Matt Szczur drew a bases loaded walk scoring Wil Myers. Szczur hit an RBI single to score Hunter Renfroe in the third inning. Spangenberg drove in Allen Cordoba with a double in the ninth inning.

The Padres head to Washington D.C. and Nationals Park to start a three-game series with the Nationals (28-18) tomorrow at 4:05pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (0-1, 5.79) starts the first game with Max Scherzer (4-3, 3.02) going for the Nationals.

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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 (50-66) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (58-58) in eleven innings, 3-2, in the second of three games at Citi Field.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.03) pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out two. Jose Reyes scored on a Neil Walker single in the first inning. In the seventh inning, Kelly Johnson‘s sacrifice fly drove in Wilmer Flores. Walker scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice by Flores in the eleventh inning.

Jacob deGrom (7-5, 2.30) gave up one run in seven innings on three hits and a walk with nine strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. With two outs in the ninth inning, Wil Myers hit a game-tying solo home run.

Today’s series finale has Clayton Richard (0-1, 6.46) getting the start versus Steven Matz (8-8, 3.60). Game time is set for 10:10am PDT.

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

The Padres (12-17) scored more runs than the New York Mets (17-10) last night, 5-3, at Petco Park in the first of four games.

Colin Rea (3-1, 3.82) allowed just a walk to David Wright in the first inning and had a no-hitter going through six and two-thirds innings. Yoenis Cespedes hit a ground ball single to right field with two outs in the seventh to deny the Padres their first no-hitter in their history. In the ninth inning, Rea gave up a leadoff solo home run to Curtis Granderson. He was relieved by Brad Hand, who walked Wright and then retired Michael Conforto before surrendering a two-run home run to Cespedes. Fernando Rodney then came in and got the last two outs for his seventh save. Rea left having pitched eight innings and allowing one run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

Jacob deGrom (3-1, 1.99) gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts in five innings pitched. Wil Myers hit a solo home run with one out in the first inning. Derek Norris was a triple short of the cycle, hitting a double in the second inning and scoring on Rea’s RBI single. In the third inning, Alexei Ramirez doubled to bring Brett Wallace home. Norris hit a solo home run with one out in the sixth inning, followed by an RBI-double by Jon Jay to score Jemile Weeks on a throwing error by Conforto.

Tonight’s second game of the series at 7:40pm has Drew Pomeranz (2-3, 2.48) up against Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 2.51).

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

San Diego (25-28) lost by a touchdown got shut out by Jacob deGrom and New York Mets (29-23), 7-0, in front of 21,893 mostly Noo Yawk fans at Petco Park.  deGrom’s fastball and another anemic performance by the Padre offense saddled Andrew Cashner with his 8th loss of the year.  The Padres defense also allowed yet another unearned run in the first, meaning Cashner has given up 13 unearned runs this year – most in the majors.

Any no-hitter or shut out drama for the Padres ended after seven pitches.  Daniel Murphy‘s RBI single staked the Mets to the quick 1-0 lead.  They would add that unearned run as well.  After that, Cashner pitched fairly well, setting a career high for strikeouts with 12 in his 4 2/3.  Problem was, he had horrible batted ball luck, and could not get Ruben Tejada or Murphy out.  Combined, the two infielders went 6 for 6, scored 3 runs, and drove in 3 on four singles, a double, and a home run.

Ultimately manager Bud Black left Cashner in too long, trying in vain to get him through 5.  After Murphy’s HR, Michael Cuddyer hit the next pitch off the wall in LF for a double.  Cash struck out Wilmer Flores looking – which would have been a good point to pull him; Shawn Kelley seemed warm, and Andrew had thrown 94 pitches – but Black stayed with the big Texan, who gave up consecutive singles scoring 2 additional runs, blowing the game open.

In the end it didn’t matter.  deGrom held the Padres hitless until Clint Barmes led off the sixth with a single.  Jacob worked the outside corner to everybody, and that corner seemed to get bigger as the game went on, as did the Padres frustation. Eventually Matt Kemp got ejected for arguing a ball/strike call; Bud Black followed him to the clubhouse shortly after.  That said, it didn’t appear Kemp showed home plate umpire Dan Iassonga up before he was tossed.  There was a time in baseball when a hitter (or catcher) could object to a pitch call quietly, so long as it wasn’t obvious to the rest of the ball park.  Guess that unwritten rule has been lost to history too.

Today the Shell of Ian Kennedy will face Met wunderkind Noah Syndergaard.

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