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 (65-90) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (82-73), 9-6 in ten innings, last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-4, 6.00) left after giving up three runs on three hits and two walks in the first inning. After Cosart loaded the bases, Joe Panik singled to drive in Buster Posey and Hunter Pence and Eduardo Nunez scored on Angel Pagan‘s single. Jose Dominguez gave up three runs in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded again, Posey hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Madison Bumgarner, Pence ground out, driving in Denard Span, and Nunez singled to score Brandon BeltKevin Quackenbush lost the game in the tenth inning with three runs scored against him as well. Kelby Tomlinson hit a single that Hunter Renfroe misplayed for an error, allowing Pagan to score. Span then hit a two-run home run.

Bumgarner (14-9, 2.71) allowed five runs on four hits and a walk in six innings while striking out five. All five runs were the result of home runs in three consecutive innings: Renfroe’s solo shot in the fourth inning, Derek Norris‘ two-run shot in the fifth inning, and Adam Rosales‘ two-run shot in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning, Manuel Margot singled to drive in pinch-runner Travis Jankowski.

This afternoon, Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) gets the start against Ty Blach (0-0, 0.00) in the Padres last game against the Giants for 2016. First pitch is set for 1:40pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub, watching the Local NFL Team’s home opener (because, if the crowd photos are any sort of accurate, you weren’t at Qualcomm Stadium). Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (62-87) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (72-77) yesterday, 6-3, in the final game of 2016 at Coors Field.

Jarred Cosart (0-4, 5.63) couldn’t get past the fourth inning, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks in three and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Mark Reynolds hit a two-run home run, a bases-loaded walk of DJ LeMahieu scored Tony Wolters, and a single by Carlos Gonzalez drove in Chad Bettis and Charlie Blackmon. Wolters’ single in the fifth inning scored Gerardo Parra.

Bettis (13-7, 4.79) surrendered three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three in five and a third innings. Adam Rosales put the Padres on the board in the second inning with a solo home run. A Wil Myers double in the sixth inning scored Travis Jankowski and Jon Jay.

The Padres come back to Petco Park to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-86) for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (2-3, 3.00) gets the start tonight against Braden Shipley (4-3, 5.56). The game will be on Fox Sports 1, not Fox Sports San Diego.

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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 (57-82) scored fewer runs than the Boston Red Sox (78-61), 7-2, in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-3, 5.16) was removed after three and a third innings after straining his hamstring and groin while covering first base on a ground ball. Cosart gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walk with one strikeout. Travis Shaw hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Shaw then singled in the fourth inning to drive in Jackie Bradley Jr. and later scored on Dustin Pedroia‘s two-run double. Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run in the eighth inning and Brock Holt‘s pinch-hit solo home run in the ninth inning closed out the scoring.

David Price (15-8, 3.92) surrendered two runs on six hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out eight. Yangervis Solarte‘s RBI double to drive in Wil Myers in the first inning put the Padres on the scoreboard. Myers hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning to drive in Cosart.

The Colorado Rockies (67-72) come to Petco Park for four games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.29) gets the start in the first game against Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 6.60).

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

The Padres (53-75) scored fewer runs than the Miami Marlins (67-61) in the first game of three at Marlins Park, 7-6, on a walk-off ground-rule double in the ninth inning by Chris Johnson.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.23) pitched five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Christian Yelich scored on Marcell Ozuna‘s double in the first inning. In the third, an RBI groundout by Yelich drove J.T. Realmuto in. Ozuna singled in the seventh inning and advance to second base on a fielding error by Patrick Kivlehan, allowing Realmuto to score. Martin Prado‘s single drove in Robert Andino and Yelich singled again to score Realmuto, again, in the eighth inning. Johnson’s two-out ground-rule double in the ninth inning scored Jeff Francoeur with the winning run.

David Phelps (7-6, 2.52) lasted just three and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and three walks while striking out six. Luis Sardinas‘ bases-clearing double in the fourth inning scored Alex Dickerson, Ryan Schimpf, and Kivlehan and Sardinas scored on an error by Phelps on a ball hit by Cosart. Schimpf hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Sardinas hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

This evening’s second game will have Clayton Richard (0-3, 4.44) taking the mound against Jose Urena (2-4, 6.33). First pitch is at 4:10pm 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 (52-70) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-72), 7-4, in 10 innings last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.54) pitched five and two-thirds innings, surrendering one run on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Chris Owings singled in the second inning to drive in Yasmany Tomas. In the seventh inning, a double-steal by Jean Segura and Paul Goldschmidt resulted in a throwing error by Derek Norris, allowing Segura to cross the plate. Segura’s single in the eighth inning drove in Owings and Rickie Weeks Jr.

Zack Greinke (11-4, 4.21) gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Christian Bethancourt‘s single brought Ryan Schimpf home in the second inning. Bethancourt scored in the seventh inning on a Nick Noonan sacrifice fly. In the eighth inning, Schimpf hit a two-run home run. Schimpf won the game in the tenth inning with a three-run home run. Schimpf ended his night 4-for-5 with two doubles and two home runs.

Clayton Richard (0-2, 5.75) gets the start in tonight’s game versus Robbie Ray (6-11, 4.47). First pitch is set for 5:40pm 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 (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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On Sunday Jarred Cosart made his second start with the Padres, a start that featured both encouraging signs and discouraging signs.

Encouraging sign no. 1

Unlike his first outing with San Diego—where he inexplicably walked six Brewers in 3 1/3 innings—Cosart didn’t struggle with his control. In fact, he didn’t walk any batters over five innings of work. This is good for obvious reasons: 1) because it’s bad to walk hitters and 2) because Cosart has had a major problem in this area. His six-walk outing from August 1 was his third of that kind this season alone, and he’s only made six starts. Too many sixes there. This was the first time Cosart didn’t issue any walks in a start since April 22, 2015, a 16-start span.

Discouraging sign no. 1

Cosart lost his command. Control is, at its heart, getting the ball in the general vicinity of home plate and, in turn, not walking many batters. Command is different—command is putting your pitch where you want it. “Locating to all four quadrants of the strike zone,” you might hear an announcer say while attempting to describe it.

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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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When I first read that the Padres acquired Jarred Cosart from the Marlins as part of the Andrew Cashner trade, gotta admit, I wasn’t too thrilled. I liked the overall return—even with Luis Castillo and Colin Rea now switching sides—but Cosart felt like a throw-in, at best, a backend starter if everything works out and bullpen fodder if it doesn’t. In researching the right hander more for a Transaction Analysis at BP, I discovered that Cosart’s no. 10 PECOTA comp is Zach Britton. Color me intrigued.

Of course, reading too much into one comp is exactly what you’re not supposed to do. PECOTA uses many comps, for a reason, and drawing conclusions from a single one while ignoring the rest is an irresponsible use of information. Color me irresponsible. Consider this comparison between the two pitchers:

Pitcher Starts ERA, cFIP K:BB ratio GB%
Britton, 2011-2013 46 4.86, 101 1.49 57%
Cosart, 2013-2016 57 3.68, 111 1.32 56%

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