Jhoulys Chacin‘s struggles continue

The most often cited Chacin split is the home-road one, where he’s somehow posted a 0.67 home ERA this season and a 8.77 one on the road, and that doesn’t include last night’s clunker in New York. That Chacin split is explainable to a degree (Petco’s pitcher friendly, players perform better at home, etc.), but with that large a gap it’s mostly just a good helping of statistically noise. The more meaningful Chacin split is probably the lefty-right one (not that it’s bereft of noise), as he’s allowed .894 OPS against lefties this season, with six homers allowed, 10 walks, and 10 strikeouts in 99 plate appearances—and, again, that doesn’t include last night’s game.

If you watched Chacin’s 10-pitch battle with Michael Conforto (more on him in a second) to lead off yesterday’s game, it never felt like it was going to end well for Chacin. Conforto ultimately fouled off five straight pitches before taking a slider out to right field. Chacin will have to figure out how to not turn every lefty hitter into Bryce Harper (or Conforto) if he’s to turn things around this season.

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The Padres (16-31) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (19-24), 9-3, last night in the first of three games at Citi Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-4, 5.74) continued the disturbing trend of Padres starters giving up a lot of runs in the first inning, allowing seven runs on eight hits with no walks or strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning. Michael Conforto led off the Mets’ first inning with a home run and it just got worse from there.

Conforto added another solo home run in the fourth inning. In the seventh inning, Lucas Duda singled to drive in Juan Lagares. Hunter Renfroe threw out Wilmer Flores at third base on the same play.

Matt Harvey (3-3, 5.36) gave up two runs on three hits and four walks in five inning while striking out six. Cory Spangenberg drove in Ryan Schimpf with a single and Hunter Renfroe scored on Austin Hedges‘ groundout in the second inning. Schimpf hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 2.70) gets the start tonight against Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.75) starting at 4:10pm 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 (15-27) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (23-18) last night, 3-1, at Petco Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 4.61) pitched seven innings, allowing a run on two hits and two walks while striking out eight. The Brewers scored one run in the first inning on Travis Shaw‘s single that drove in Eric Sogard. But Chacin retired the next nineteen batters before walking Jett Bandy in the seventh inning. Brandon Maurer gave up two runs on four straight hits and an RBI groundout in the ninth inning to take the loss.

Matt Garza (2-0, 2.43) gave up one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over six innings. Yangervis Solarte‘s double in the sixth inning scored Wil Myers.

The series finale this afternoon at 12:40pm PDT has Jarred Cosart (0-1, 3.24) getting the start against Zach Davies (4-2, 5.80).

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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 (14-23) scored more runs than the Chicago White Sox (15-17), 6-3, in the first of three games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 5.12) gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six and a third innings. Leury Garcia hit two home runs – a two-run in the third inning and a solo in the seventh – to account for all three White Sox runs.

Miguel Gonzalez (3-3, 3.38) surrendered five runs in five innings pitched on eight hits and four walks while striking out two. Matt Szczur led off the game with a solo home run. In the third inning, Austin Hedges‘ double scored Cory Spangenberg and Yangervis Solarte. Hedges hit a solo home run and Allen Cordoba‘s single drove in Erick Aybar in the fifth inning. Wil Myers added a solo home run in the ninth inning.

In this evening’s second game, starting a 4:10pm PDT, Trevor Cahill (3-2. 3.06) takes the mound with Dylan Covey (0-3, 8.28) going for the White Sox.

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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 (12-19) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (16-14) at Petco Park last night, 8-2, in the first of three games. And, at 4 hours and 11 minutes, it was the longest 9-inning home game in Padres history.

Jhoulys Chacin (3-3, 5.26) gave up one run on four hits and a walk in five and a third innings with three strikeouts. Cody Bellinger hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the seventh inning, Chris Taylor and Franklin Gutierrez scored on Andrew Toles‘ double. Taylor’s eighth inning single drove in Yasiel Puig. In the ninth inning, Yasmani Grandal singled to drive in Corey Seager and Bellinger hit a three-run home run.

Kenta Maeda (2-2, 5.81) allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings on three hits and three walks while striking out eight. In the fourth inning, Ryan Schimpf‘s single scored Cory Spangenberg. Erick Aybar came in for a run on Manuel Margot‘s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

Tonight at 5:40pm it’s Clayton vs Clayton as Clayton Richard (2-3, 4.29) goes up against Clayton Kershaw (4-2, 2.61).

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The Padres (10-16) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (9-16) last night at AT&T Park, 12-4.

Jhoulys Chacin (3-3, 5.82) gave up three runs in five innings on five hit and two walks while striking out six. In the fifth inning, Eduardo Nunez drove in Conor Gillaspie and later scored on a bases loaded two-run single by Brandon Belt. Gillaspie scored again on a Gorkys Hernandez single in the sixth inning.

Matt Cain (2-0, 2.30) pitched five innings, giving up just one run — on a single by Erick Aybar in the fourth inning to drive in Ryan Schimpf — on six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts, but didn’t get a decision after the Giants’ bullpen gave up eleven runs in relief. In the sixth inning, Chris Stratton lasted just one out while giving up five runs and Neil Ramirez lasted an inning and a third while giving up six runs.

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In the seventh inning, Allen Cordoba hit a three-run home run.

Today’s series finale, starting at 1:05pm PDT, matches Clayton Richard (2-3, 4.45) against Ty Blach (0-1, 4.22).

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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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