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 (6-9) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-8), 8-2, at Petco Park last night.

Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 2.04) struck out ten batters in six and two-thirds innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits and three walks. After letting two men on in the seventh inning, Kevin Quackenbush came in to relieve Pomeranz. Jordy Mercer hit an RBI-double that brought Sean Rodriguez home. In the eighth inning, Gregory Polanco ground out to first base, bringing David Freese in from third base.

Adam Rosales grabbed a really hard-hit ground ball down the line at third base and threw out Francisco Cervelli to end the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. made two spectacular plays in left field for the first two outs of the inning. The first prevented a home run for Matt Joyce and the second was a line drive off the bat of Cole Figueroa that Upton raced to grab on the fly.

Jeff Locke (0-2, 7.24) didn’t fare nearly as well, lasting just three innings while giving up eight runs on eleven hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Alexei Ramirez lit up the scoreboard with a second inning single with none out to plate Upton. Newly called up Jemile Weeks had his first hit (that really should have been ruled an error) and his first RBI with another single to score Derek Norris. With one out in the second inning, Jon Jay‘s infield single allowed Ramirez to score and Wil Myers followed immediately with an infield single of his own to plate Rosales. With one out in the Padres’ third inning, Ramirez tripled to score Norris. Rosales singled to plate Ramirez. And Pomeranz’s two-out single scored Rosales. Matt Kemp then led off the fourth inning with his fifth home run of the season.

Today’s series finale features James Shields (0-2, 4.05) against Gerrit Cole (0-2, 4.22) at 6:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (25-27) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-24) last night, 7-1, splitting the four-game series at Petco Park.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3, 4.56) had his best start of the season, pitching eight innings and only allowing the one run on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Gregory Polanco hit a solo home run with one out in the seventh inning for the Pirates’ only run.

Jeff Locke (3-3, 5.34) lasted just four innings, giving up all seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Jedd Gyorko started the Friars’ scoring with a two-RBI single in the first inning to score Yangervis Solarte and Derek Norris. In the second, Clint Barmes scored on a Norris line drive that popped out of the glove of Pirates’ 1B Pedro Alvarez for an error. Will Middlebrooks‘ seventh home run of the season came in the third with no outs and Matt Kemp on first base. Barmes came up later that inning with an RBI single to score Will Venable. Middlebrooks’ sacrifice fly in the fourth scored Norris and made it 7-0.

Tonight the New York Mets (28-23) come to Petco Park for three games. Andrew Cashner (2-7, 3.00) takes the hill against Jacob deGrom (5-4, 2.71) at 7:10pm PDT.

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