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

The Padres (23-35) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (36-23) yesterday afternoon at Petco Park, 3-1.

Jarred Cosart (0-2, 4.88) pitched four innings, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Trevor Story hit a two-RBI single and Tony Wolters hit a run-scoring single in the fourth inning.

Jeff Hoffman (3-0, 2.61) gave up just one run on three hits and no walks while striking out nine in seven innings. Hunter Renfroe led off the fifth inning with a solo home run off the top level facade of the Western Metal Building.

The Padres have the day off today and travel to Phoenix for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-25) at Chase Field starting tomorrow at 6:40pm PDT. Dinelson Lamet (2-0, 2.70) gets the start on Tuesday against Robbie Ray (5-3, 3.00).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Memorial Day afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (20-33) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-25), 5-2, yesterday afternoon in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50) gave up two runs on three hits, five walks, and one hit-by-pitch, with two strikeouts in just four innings. The Cubs loaded the bases in the first two innings, but only scored on a single in the first inning by Jason Heyward that drove in Ben Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo. Cosart, Jose Torres, and Ryan Buchter combined to walk ten Cubs in seven innings.

Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.75) gave up five runs on six hits and no walks while striking out five in five innings. Hendricks retired the first ten batters he faced before Yangervis Solarte singled with one out in the fourth inning. After a Wil Myers‘ single and Ryan Schimpf being hit by a pitch, Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam home run. In the fifth inning, Torres hit his first Major League hit, Allen Cordoba and Solarte each singled to load the bases again, and Myers singled in Torres.

Tonight, Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80) makes his Petco Park debut against Eddie Butler (2-0, 1.33) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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Jarred Cosart turns 27 today, which seems like as good a time as any to try something different.

Players are doing just that all across baseball, both having birthdays and seemingly willing themselves into better players simply by changing their style. Many pitchers are throwing more breaking balls, like Rich Hill, Trevor Cahill (here), or Brad Hand (here), going from also-rans to effective big-league hurlers in the snap of a curveball. Eric Thames went to South Korea and learned the strike zone, returning a slugging star. Daniel Murphy decided to start lifting the ball, and he racked up 77 extra-base hits last season. Middling first baseman and former Padres enigma Yonder Alonso tried something novel—hitting the ball hard—and suddenly he’s a guy who hits the ball hard.

Simple as it is, it’s still a weird concept to grasp, and it doesn’t necessarily jibe with what we know about baseball. Players aren’t supposed to be able to change so easily, and find success so quickly. Of course, it doesn’t always work. Still, there are enough positive cases that for any player just hanging on to a major-league career, or perhaps stalling after a promising debut, or both (*cough*Cosart*cough*), it makes sense to give it a shot—whether “it” is more curves or an uppercut swing.

Cosart had a typical Cosart start last night, hobbling his way through 2 2/3 innings, with four runs allowed, four hits, four walks, and one strikeout. That is the Cosart start, right there. Since joining the Padres last season, eight (eight!) of Cosart’s 13 starts have resulted in at least as many walks as strikeouts. What was sort of working early in his career—a bad K:BB ratio but a lot of ground balls and not many homers—just isn’t working anymore, as evidenced by pretty much any advanced pitching metric you want to look at (and even all the old school ones).

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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 (17-31) scored more runs than the New York Mets (19-25) last night, 6-5, at Citi Field.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50) was hit by a line drive comebacker on the first batter he faced and was pulled after two and two-thirds innings. The Mets scored four runs off Cosart on four hits and four walks with one strikeout. In the third inning, Wilmer Flores‘ bases loaded double drove in Michael Conforto, Jose Reyes, and Lucas Duda. Flores then scored on a single by Curtis Granderson. Conforto’s RBI single in the fourth drove in Juan Legares.

Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.45) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings while striking out three. Yangervis Solarte hit a RBI single to score Luis Torrens in the third inning. Solarte’s two-run double in the fifth inning drove in Torrens and Matt Szczur, who had come in for an injured Manuel Margot in the third inning. In the seventh inning, Wil Myers drove in Szczur with a single. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight’s game marks the Major League debut of Dinelson Lamet (0-0, 0.00) getting the start against Jacob deGrom (3-1, 3.56) in the series finale at Citi Field beginning at 4:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (15-28) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (24-18), 4-2, yesterday at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 2.70) gave up just one run on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings pitched, a Eric Sogard single to drive in Orlando Arcia in the fifth inning, but the Padres’ bullpen blew it once again. This time, Ryan Buchter allowed two runs that were charged to Kevin Quackenbush to cross the plate. In the seventh inning, Sogard doubled in Keon Broxton and Arcia.  Broxton scored again in the ninth inning on a Jonathan Villar groundout.

Zach Davies (5-2, 5.44) pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run in the second inning. Luis Torrens ground into a double play in the fifth inning and Cory Spangenberg scored from third base.

The Arizona Diamondbacks (24-18) come to Petco Park for three games starting at 7:10pm PDT tonight. Jered Weaver (0-4, 6.05) takes the mound against Taijuan Walker (3-3, 3.91) in the first game.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, especially when you have to be up at 4:30am to take someone to the airport. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (5-10) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-5), 11-2, in the first of three games last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 3.24) came out after three and two-thirds innings with a right hamstring strain, after giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walk while striking out two. Craig Stammen, Zach Lee, Christian Bethancourt, and Erick Aybar (yes, that Erick Aybar) combined to give up another eight runs (six earned) over the last five and a third innings.

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Shelby Miller (2-1, 3.50) pitched seven and a third innings, surrendering one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Wil Myers‘ single drove in Travis Jankowski in the third inning for the Padres’ first run. The Padres’ other run came in the ninth inning when Luis Torrens singled – his first Major League hit – to drive in Allen Cordoba for his first Major League RBI. That’s it.

Tonight’s game at Petco Park, starting at 7:10pm PDT, has Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 7.80) taking the mound against Zack Greinke (1-1, 4.32).

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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 (4-4) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (5-3) at Coors Field, 5-3, as Wil Myers hit for the second cycle in Padres history.

Jarred Cosart (0-0, 3.86) threw 70 pitches in four innings as he started the game in place of Trevor Cahill, who was placed on the disabled list Sunday evening. Cosart gave up five hits and a walk while striking out two and not allowing a run. DJ LeMahieu hit a solo home run off of Jose Torres in the sixth inning. And Mark Reynolds hit a two-run home run with Gerardo Parra on base off of Brandon Maurer in the ninth inning.

Tyler Chatwood (0-2, 6.35) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in five and a third innings. Myers hit a single in first inning, an RBI double to drive in Manuel Margot in the second inning, a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning, and tripled to complete the cycle in the eighth inning, scoring on a Yangervis Solarte sacrifice fly. Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run home run in the sixth with Ryan Schimpf on base.

Tonight, Jered Weaver (0-1, 7.20) gets the start against Antonio Senzatela (0-0, 0.00) at Coors Field starting at 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 (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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