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 (48-60) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-56) last night, 10-6, in the first of three games at PNC Park. The start of the game was delayed for two hours and five minutes because of weather.

Travis Wood (1-3, 6.49) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings with five strikeouts. Ivan Nova hit a sacrifice bunt that Austin Hedges threw away to allow Francisco Cervelli to score and Josh Harrison singled to drive in Jordy Mercer in the fifth inning. David Freese led off the sixth inning with a home run and Jose Osuna scored on an Adam Frazier single. In the seventh inning, a three-run home run by Gregory Polanco, a Frazier sacrifice fly, and a two-run single by Harrison put the final nails in the Padres coffin.

Nova (10-8, 3.75) gave up four runs (one earned) in six innings on four hits and two walks while striking out five. In the fifth inning, Wood reached on an error that allowed Hedges to score and Carlos Asuaje hit a two-run home run (that actually hit a fan at the fence in the crotch). Yangervis Solarte hit a leadoff home run in the sixth inning. Manuel Margot hit a solo home run and Cory Spangenberg drew a bases loaded walk to score Asuaje in the seventh inning.

Dinelson Lamet (5-4, 5.62) starts tonight against Gerrit Cole (9-7, 3.97) beginning at 4:05pm 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 (49-64) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (56-55) in the second game of three at PNC Park, 4-0.

Edwin Jackson (3-2, 4.19) did not allow a hit for the first five innings, until Jordy Mercer singled to lead off the sixth inning. Andrew McCutchen had the other Pirates’ hit leading off the seventh inning. Jackson finished with seven shutout innings on two hits and three walks while striking out seven. Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer each threw a perfect inning of relief, with one strikeout apiece.

Ryan Vogelsong (1-2, 2.67) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Christian Bethancourt singled in the second inning and Jabari Blash scored on a throwing error by Vogelsong. Jackson then reached on a fielding error by Jung Ho Kang, allowing Bethancourt to cross the plate. In the seventh inning, Alexei Ramirez hit a single to drive in Ryan Schimpf, who made a perfect slide to get by the tag. Travis Jankowski stole home in the eighth while Alex Dickerson was at bat.

The game started strange, as Yangervis Solarte was pulled before the Padres took the field in the bottom of the first inning, apparently for not running out an infield pop fly.

This morning’s series finale has Christian Friedrich (4-7, 4.76) taking the mound against Jameson Taillon (2-2, 3.29). First pitch is scheduled for 9:35am 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 (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 during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (5-9) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-7), 5-4, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Colin Rea (1-1, 5.51) did not have his best stuff, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings of work. David Freese put the first run on the board in the first inning, hitting a single to knock in Andrew McCutchen. In the third inning, McCutchen scored again on a balk called on Rea that was then reversed after an umpire conference, then reversed again after Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle came out to argue. Then Padres’ manager Andy Green came out of the dugout to argue about the reversal of the reversal, and Green was ejected. In the fourth inning, Francisco Liriano singled to score Jordy Mercer. Josh Harrison scored the Pirates’ final run in the eighth inning when John Jaso reached on a error by Adam Rosales, his second error of the game at third base.

Oh, and Cory Spangenberg strained his quadriceps after sliding headfirst into first base. So that happened too.

Liriano (1-1, 4.11) had an even worse night, lasting just four and a third innings while surrendering four runs on six hits and five walk with four strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run with two outs in the fourth inning off Liriano. Derek Norris hit another two-run home run with one out in the fifth inning. Then Rosales followed Norris with a monstrous solo home run into the third deck of the Western Metal building off reliever Arquimedes Caminero.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 3.27) takes the mound versus Jeff Locke (0-1, 2.53) in the second game.

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