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 (8-13) scored less runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-8), 7-6, in first of four games at Chase Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 5.90) gave up all seven Diamondbacks’ runs on eight hits and two walk while striking out six in six innings. David Peralta hit a solo home run in the first inning. Jake Lamb scored on a Yasmany Tomas double in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, the Diamondbacks loaded the bases and Chris Owings hit the first grand slam of his Major League career. Tomas scored on Chris Herrmann‘s single in the sixth inning.

Zack Greinke (2-2, 2.93) also pitched six innings, but only allowed one run on six hits and no walks with eleven strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte scored on an Austin Hedges sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning Jabari Blash scored on Manuel Margot‘s grounder and Wil Myers hit a three-run home run with Erick Aybar & Margot on base. Hedges hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight, Clayton Richard (2-2, 3.04) takes on Patrick Corbin (1-3, 3.27) in the second game of the series starting at 6:40pm 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 (6-10) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-6) last night at Petco Park, 1-0.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 4.70) pitched eight shutout innings, with three hits and a walk while striking out five. Brandon Maurer gave up a leadoff single in the ninth inning to A.J. Pollock, but retired the next three batters for the save.

Zack Greinke (1-2, 3.28) matched Chacin for seven and a third innings, giving up a solo home run with one out in the eighth inning to Erick Aybar for the only run. Greinke finished five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over eight innings pitched.

Tonight, starting at 6:10pm PDT, Clayton Richard (1-2, 3.60) gets the start against Patrick Corbin (1-2, 2.81) in the series finale at Petco Park.

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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 (5-6) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (3-6), 5-2, in the first ever game at SunTrust Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 7.80) gave up four runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out three in five innings pitched. Nick Markakis hit a two-run double in the first inning. Julio Teheran helped his own cause with an RBI single in the fourth inning. And Ender Inciarte hit a two-run home run off Craig Stammen in the sixth inning.

Teheran (1-0, 0.95) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and four walk with five strikeouts. Chacin and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back RBI singles in the second inning, driving in Erick Aybar and Austin Hedges, respectively.

Tonight, Clayton Richard (1-1, 2.57) takes the mound against R.A. Dickey (0-1, 4.76) starting at 4:10pm PDT at SunTrust Park. The game will be broadcast on FS1 and not Fox Sports San Diego.

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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 (3-3) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (1-5) yesterday at Petco Park, 2-1.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-1, 8.10) shutout the Giants over six and two-thirds innings on three hits and a walk while striking out five. The Giants’ lone run came in the ninth inning when Buster Posey reached on a single, took second base on defensive indifference, and scored on a Brandon Crawford single off Ryan Buchter.

Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 3.00) pitched eight innings, giving up both Padres’ runs on six hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe drove in the first run in the first inning with a double to score Manuel Margot. Margot drove in the second run in the second inning with a double to score Allen Cordoba, who reached base with his first Major League hit.

This afternoon the Padres and Clayton Richard (1-0, 0.00) go for the sweep against the Giants and Johnny Cueto (1-0, 7.20) in the series finale starting at 1:40pm PDT at Petco Park.

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Sometimes the details of the 2017 Padres season opener 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 (0-1) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (1-0), 14-3, in yesterday’s 2017 season opener at Dodger Stadium.

Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 24.30) lasted just three and a third innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits and two walk with two strikeouts. The Dodgers hit four home runs in the game:

Back-to-back home runs in the third inning off Chacin; a grand slam from Joc Pederson and a solo shot by Yasmani Grandal.
Corey Seager hit a 3-run shot off Christian Bethancourt in the fifth inning.
Grandal hit his second home run of the game in the eighth inning, a 2-run shot off Jose Torres.

Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.29) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs (one earned) on two hits and no walks while striking out eight. Yangervis Solarte drove in Wil Myers for the first run of the game in the first inning with a single. Ryan Schimpf led off the seventh inning with a solo shot to right field. And Manuel Margot doubled in the eighth inning to score Travis Jankowski.

If I didn’t have to write this thing, I would have given up watching the game after the fifth inning.

Clayton Richard (0-0) gets the start in today’s second game of the series and the season against Kenta Maeda (0-0). First pitch at Dodger Stadium is scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.

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Saturday was the annual Padres FanFest. Originally, I was going to write a recap of my day. But I was so bored there I didn’t even bother taking any notes and only took a couple of photos. I’ll let Ryan sum up the rest of my feelings on the last few FanFests:

Now that we have that (not unexpected) disappointment out of the way, I ended up going to Bub’s at the Ballpark with your good friend and mine, Nathan Zack. The plan was to meet Dave and Laura Perek there, which has become sort of an annual tradition for Nathan whenever he’s in town. I had never met Dave or Laura before, even though we’ve followed each other on Twitter for years, so I was excited to finally get to do that.

Over the course of the two hours we spent at Bub’s, I was introduced to a little game the three of them play amongst themselves where they make predictions about the upcoming season. I was intrigued, to say the least, so I joined them for this year’s edition.

What follows is all of our selections for this game. We don’t know how it’s going to end yet, but I’m pretty sure I nailed every category. I’ve put my selections in bold.

There are no stakes. There is no prize. It’s all for fun.

So, relax, let’s have some fun out here! This game’s fun, OK?

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Padres sign Jhoulys Chacin to a one-year, $1.75 million deal.

Chacin, once upon a time, pitched to a 120 ERA+ for six years in Colorado, which qualifies as the third-greatest human feat of the decade. That stretch ended in 2014, though, and it ended poorly—Chacin’s final year with the Rockies saw him post a 5.40 ERA in 63 1/3 innings before succumbing to season-ending shoulder rehab. Since then he’s bounced around, to Cleveland, then to Arizona, then to Atlanta, then to Los Angeles. Last year, split between the Braves and Angels, he threw 144 innings with a 4.81 ERA, mostly as a starter. The surface-level numbers don’t look great, but Chacin’s 2.16 strikeout-to-walk ratio was the second-best of his career, and his 3.94 DRA ranked right between Sonny Gray and Vincent Velasquez (and ahead of Jake Arrieta).

Dig deeper, and there’s more good news. Chacin’s fastball averaged 92.95 mph last September, its highest mark since April 2010. In 2014 and 2015, when Chacin was battling the shoulder issues, his fastball velo dropped to 89 and change. So the improved heater works as a positive sign for two reasons: 1) that he’s healthier and 2) that he’s more effective at getting batters out.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the evening at the movies, watching an advanced screening of Everest, then hanging out at Islands during their late night Happy Hour. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (68-78) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (69-76), 6-4, last night at Chase Field.

Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.18) pitched six innings, throwing 106 pitches and allowing a run on four hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. The only run charged to Ross came in the sixth inning. After walking Paul Goldschmidt and giving up a single to David Peralta, Welington Castillo hit an RBI single to score Goldschmidt. The Padres’ bullpen literally lost this game, giving up five runs in the seventh inning. With Bud Norris starting the inning, Chris Owings led off with a walk and scored on Nick Ahmed‘s triple. Aaron Hill then walked and was pinch-ran for by Socrates Brito. Norris was relieved by Kevin Quackenbush and A.J. Pollock then hit a three-run home run. Ender Inciarte singled then stole second base and Goldschmidt walked. Marc Rzepczynski came in to pitch and Peralta struck out for the first out of the inning. Nick Vincent came into the game and got Castillo to fly out for the second out, then Brandon Drury singled to score Inciarte.

Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 2.95) pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Justin Upton hit his 26th home run to lead off the second inning. Yangervis Solarte ground into a double-play with the bases loaded and no outs in the third inning, allowing Ross to score from third base. In the seventh inning, an RBI single from Travis Jankowski scored Austin Hedges from second base. And in the eighth inning, a wild pitch to pinch-hitter Brett Wallace let Upton come home from third base.

Tonight at 6:40pm PDT, Andrew Cashner (5-15, 4.27) will start against the Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray (4-11, 3.54) in the final game of the season at Chase Field.

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