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

The Padres (69-78) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (69-77) last night, 4-3, in the final game at Chase Field for 2015.

Andrew Cashner (6-15, 4.25) pitched seven innings, allowing all three Diamondbacks’ run on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Chris Owings hit a bases loaded two-RBI single in the fourth inning, scoring David Peralta and Jake Lamb. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Robbie Ray (4-12, 3.72) lasted just four and two-thirds innings, allowing all four Padres’ runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four. In the fourth inning, Brett Wallace doubled with one out, scoring on Cory Spangenberg‘s single to center field. Matt Kemp hit a three-run home run in the fifth, driving in Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte in the process. Craig Kimbrel recorded a four-out save and also took his first ever turn at the plate, striking out on five pitches to end the top of the ninth inning.

The Padres are off today as they travel to Denver for three games with the Colorado Rockies (61-85) starting tomorrow at 5:40pm PDT. Ian Kennedy (8-14, 4.28) gets the start in the first game against Chad Bettis (7-5, 4.59).

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

The Padres (37-40) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-39), 7-2, last night.

Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.22) finally got some run support and used it, giving up the two Diamondbacks runs while pitching seven innings with eight hits, no walks, and six strikeouts.

Jeremy Hellickson (5-5, 5.38) lasted five and a third innings, surrendering all seven Padres runs on ten hits and a walk with eight strikeouts.

Justin Upton hit his team leading fourteenth home run, a two-run shot in the fifth inning off Hellickson with two out. Besides Upton’s two RBI, the Padres got contributions from Yonder Alonso, Derek Norris, Matt Kemp, Yangervis Solarte, and Cashner, whose sixth inning suicide squeeze bunt single allowed Will Venable to cross the plate.

In this afternoon’s series finale, Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 4.83) takes the hill against Chase Anderson (3-2, 3.54) at 1:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at Gameday Sports Bar & Grill at Sycuan Casino. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (34-38) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-34), 7-2, yesterday in the final game of three at Chase Field.

Andrew Cashner (2-9, 4.35) gave up seven runs (three earned) — all coming in the second inning — while pitching four innings with four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts. The second inning was a mess, and I don’t feel like typing all of that, so here’s a screenshot of what exactly happened via


As you can see, it was ugly. On a positive note, Frank Garces, Shawn Kelley, and Joaquin Benoit combined to throw four perfect innings of relief. So they have that going for them. Which is nice.

Jeremy Hellickson (5-4, 4.94) gave up both Padres runs in six innings pitched on six hits, no walks, and seven strikeouts. Brett Wallace, pinch-hitting for Cashner in the fifth inning, hit an RBI double to score Will Venable. And, in the sixth inning, Yonder Alonso scored on a Matt Kemp sacrifice fly to right field.

The Padres have today off as they travel back to the Bay Area (Seriously. The schedule makers are idiots.) for three games against the San Francisco Giants (38-32) at AT&T Park. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 4.92) gets the nod Tuesday night against Madison Bumgarner (7-4, 3.09) at 7:15pm PDT.

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