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 (38-51) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (35-56), 5-4, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (5-9, 4.75) gave up four runs on eleven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. Buster Posey‘s RBI single in the first inning drove in Brandon Belt. In the second inning, Johnny Cueto singled to score Brandon Crawford but Cueto was thrown out after rounding first base. Miguel Gonzalez‘ sacrifice fly drove in Hunter Pence and Gorkys Hernandez scored on Denard Span‘s single in the sixth inning. Posey hit a solo home run in the seventh inning,

Cueto (6-7, 4.59) allowed three runs in four innings on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Cory Spangenberg scored on Jabari Blash‘s double and Blash scored on an Erick Aybar single in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Aybar came home on a single by Austin Hedges. Jose Pirela‘s single in the ninth inning drove in Manuel Margot.

Tonight, Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.32) starts the second game against Madison Bumgarner (0-3, 3.00), who makes his first appearance since going on the disabled list on April 20th. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (3-4) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (2-5), 5-3, yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (1-1, 2.57) gave up all five runs in six innings on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Chris Marrero singled in the second inning, scoring Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford, and was awarded two bases on a throwing error by Hunter Renfroe that Wil Myers kicked into the Padres’ dugout. In the third inning, Hunter Pence‘s two-run home run scored Crawford and then Posey followed with a solo shot.

Johnny Cueto (2-0, 4.5) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven. Myers hit his second home run of 2017 in the sixth inning with Travis Jankowski on base. Yangervis Solarte‘s solo home run in the eighth inning was the Padres’ third and final run scored on Sunday.

The Padres travel to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies (5-2) tonight at 5:40pm PDT. Jarred Cosart (0-0, 27.00) takes on Tyler Chatwood (0-1, 6.00) tonight at Coors Field.

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

The Padres (41-51) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (57-36) yesterday afternoon, 5-3, to complete a three-game series sweep at Petco Park. It was the first series sweep of 2016 for the Padres.

Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.76) had a no-hitter through six and a third innings in his Padres debut, until Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run home run with one out in the seventh inning. That was the only hit against Jackson, who struck out four with five walks and two batters reaching on errors, for three runs (two earned). Ryan Schimpf had a throwing error in the second inning and Jackson misplayed a soft chopper in the seventh inning.

Johnny Cueto (13-2, 2.64) pitched five innings, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four. Matt Kemp led off the fourth inning with a solo home run and Christian Bethancourt added his own solo home run two outs later. RBI singles in the sixth inning by Schimpf and Jackson added two more runs. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.

The Friars begin a ten-game road trip tonight at 5:15pm PDT against the St Louis Cardinals (47-44). Christian Friedrich (4-5, 4.50) gets the start against Mike Leake (6-7, 4.14) in the first of four games at Busch Stadium.

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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 American League All-Stars scored more runs than the National League All-Stars, 4-2, in the 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park.

Chris Sale (0-0, 9.00) pitched one inning, allowing just one run on one hit and no walks with one strikeout. Kris Bryant hit a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. Marcell Ozuna singled off Aaron Sanchez to score Buster Posey in the fourth inning.

Both San Diego Padres representatives got into the game. Wil Myers started the game at designated hitter and was 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout. Drew Pomeranz threw a scoreless fourth inning, allowing a hit.

Johnny Cueto (0-1, 16.20) pitched one and a third innings, giving up three runs on five hits and no walks with one strikeout. In the first inning, 2016 All-Star Game MVP Eric Hosmer hit a solo home run and Salvador Perez followed with a two-run home run with Mookie Betts on base. Hosmer singled in the fourth run in the third inning to score Edwin Encarnacion.

The next All-Star Game will be played on July 11th, 2017 in Miami’s Marlins Park at 5:00pm 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 (19-27) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (28-19) at AT&T Park, 1-0, in the first of three games last night.

Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.70) did not surrender a run in his seven innings, striking out four with two hits and four walks. Brandon Maurer pitched an inning of scoreless relief, with one hit and a walk. Brad Hand lost the game in the ninth inning. After Brandon Belt led off the inning with a single, Brandon Crawford struck out and Gregor Blanco popped up to Brett Wallace. Hunter Pence then hit a ball to shallow right field that was misplayed dropped just in front of Matt Kemp for a double, scoring Belt and giving the Giants the victory.

Johnny Cueto (7-1, 2.70) pitched another complete game — his third one against San Diego this season — giving up just two hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Kemp singled in the fourth inning. Alexei Ramirez was hit by a pitch and Alexi Amarista singled in the eighth inning. But that was it for Padres baserunners.

Tonight, Andrew Cashner (2-3, 4.93) comes off the disabled list and gets the start against Jeff Samardzija (6-2, 2.66) at 7:15pm PDT in the second game.

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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 (17-24) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (24-18), 2-1, in the second game of three at Petco Park.

Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.96) gave up two runs in six innings on four hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Hunter Pence hit a two-run home run with no out in the fourth inning. Brad Hand, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter combined for three innings of perfect relief.

However, Johnny Cueto (6-1, 2.70) pitched a complete game, giving up just one run on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. The lone Padres run came in the second inning when Brett Wallace led off with a double and, two outs later, Alexei Ramirez singled to center field to score Wallace. That was it. The Padres batters never got past first base the rest of the night.

The series wraps up tonight starting at 6:10pm PDT. James Shields (2-5, 3.12) gets the start with Jeff Samardzija (5-2, 2.88) going for the Giants.

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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 (7-14) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (11-11), 1-0, last night at AT&T Park

James Shields (0-4, 3.55) pitched arguably his best game of the year so far, allowing one run on three hits and four walks with two strikeouts over seven innings. But, Johnny Cueto (4-1, 2.65) outmatched him. Cueto pitched a complete game shutout with eleven strikeouts against seven hits and a walk.

The lone run came in the fifth inning when Denard Span doubled, scoring Brandon Crawford. The closest the Friars came to scoring was in that fifth inning. However, with one out and the bases loaded, Jon Jay ground into a double play. At first, it looked like Jay was safe at first and Alexei Ramirez had scored. But the Giants challenged the call and won, voiding that run.

The series wraps up with Andrew Cashner (1-1, 4.29) taking the mound against Jeff Samardzija (2-1, 3.00) at 12:45pm PDT this afternoon.

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

The Padres (29-29) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (24-31) yesterday. Zero is fewer than four, right? Math is hard.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 4.72) was smashed up by the Reds’ hitter — specifically Jay Bruce — giving up all four runs in six innings on nine hits and no walks with three strikeouts. Bruce had two home runs, a monster solo shot to right field in the second inning and a three-run home run in the sixth inning, for all four RBI for the Reds.

Johnny Cueto (4-4, 2.64) was almost the exact opposite of Despaigne, pitching seven shutout innings while allowing four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.

The Padres travel to Atlanta for four games against the Braves starting this evening at 4:10pm PDT. Ian Kennedy (3-5, 6.60) takes the mound against Shelby Miller (5-2, 1.89). Also, Abraham Almonte was optioned to AAA El Paso to make room for Melvin Upton Jrwho was activated from the disabled list after his rehab assignment.

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The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBBA) was founded in 2009 with the purpose of encouraging collaboration and communication among bloggers from across baseball.  The Alliance also votes on various awards at different times in the year, including end of season awards.

Award season.  That time-honored tradition of someone deciding who or what should get something for their performance.  Movies have the Academy Awards.  TV has the Emmy’s.  Baseball has the ESPY’s Baseball Writers Association of America‘s end of season awards.

None of the folks in the BBBA are likely members of the BBWAA.  At least I don’t think so.  I do know that no one in the San Diego chapter is.  So we get to make up our own awards.  Which is nice.

Last week, Padres Trail gave you the first category, Manager of the Year.  Today, I get the chance to show you who we selected for Reliever of the Year and Pitcher of the Year.

There are no Padres pitchers on our collective ballots for the Reliever of the Year or Pitcher of the Year, despite Padres Trail’s blatant attempts at homerism by putting Tyson Ross on his ballot.  Sorry.  That’s life.

This is my first year in the BBBA, which means that these are the first awards I’ve ever voted on.  And no, I don’t count the McRib Awards from last year.  No one should count those.  Ever.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub.  So here’s an abbreviated reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

Your San Diego Padres (38-47) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (43-41) by a score of 3-0, completing a series sweep. Tyson Ross was your winner, pitching the first complete game shutout of his career (3 hits, 9 strikeouts, 0 walks). Johnny Cueto was a hard-luck loser, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits while striking out 8. His ERA balloons to a 1.99 after the outing.

The Padres scored their three runs in the first inning, on a single by Rene Rivera that Billy Hamilton had a little bit of trouble with. It was the first three-run single hit in Major League Baseball in six years.

The Padres are off today, but resume playing baseball professionally at 3:40 P.M. on Friday. The Giants are in town, and in game 1 Eric Stults (2-11, 5.36) faces Matt Cain (1-6, 4.38)

Recaps

Padres sweep Reds behind Ross’ shutout – Will Laws (MLB.com)

Ross blanks Reds as Padres roll to sweep – Jeff Sanders (UT San Diego)

Brooks Baseball strike zone map

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