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 (59-75) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-41), 1-0, last night in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Dinelson Lamet (7-6, 4.40) allowed one run on six hits and three walks while striking out ten in six innings. Justin Turner scored on a Chase Utley single in the sixth inning.

Clayton Kershaw (12-2, 1.95) gave up two infield hits over six innings while not issuing a walk and striking out seven. Brandon Morrow, Tony Watson, and Kenley Jansen combined did not allow a single baserunner over the final three innings.

The teams play a day/night doubleheader today. The first game is a makeup game from May 7th due to rain and starts at 12:40pm PDT. Clayton Richard (6-13, 4.96) takes the mound against Brock Stewart (0-0, 3.38). The second game begins at 7:10pm PDT with Jordan Lyles (0-2, 6.94) getting the start versus Yu Darvish (8-10, 3.88).
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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy while watching the Gwynn Opener at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (0-2) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (2-0), 3-0, in the second of three games to open the 2016 season. The Friars debuted their new brown uniforms that will be worn during Friday home games this year. And that was the extent of the Padres highlights.

James Shields (0-1, 4.50) pitched six innings with six hits, a walk, and six strikeouts, giving up all three runs in the fourth inning. Yasiel Puig scored Corey Seager and Adrian Gonzalez with a one-out triple to center field. Carl Crawford then drove in Puig from third with a single to left field.

Scott Kazmir (1-0, 0.00) pitched six innings, giving up one infield hit to Cory Spangenberg in the first inning, with no walks and five strikeouts. The Padres then went hitless until a two-out infield single by Jon Jay in the ninth inning off of Kenley Jansen.

Tonight at 6:10pm PDT, Andrew Cashner starts the series finale against Kenta Maeda. The Padres will be wearing their new Navy blue camo uniforms.

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

The Padres (65-71) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-58) last night, 2-0, in the third of four games at Petco Park.

Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.21) gave up just one run in six innings on five hit and two walks with three strikeouts. Andre Ethier doubled to lead off the fourth inning and was knocked in by Carl Crawford ground-rule double into the Petco Porch in right field. Against Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning, Ethier walked to lead off, Crawford singled, Yasmani Grandal bunted a ball into the air that was caught by Austin Hedges, then Joc Pederson singled to left field, scoring Ethier.

Alex Wood (10-9, 3.51) shutout the Padres over his seven innings on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts.  Chris Hatcher and Kenley Jansen each pitched a no-hit, shutout inning of relief.

The final game of the four-game series is this afternoon at 1:10pm PDT. Andrew Cashner (5-13, 4.15) takes the hill against Brett Anderson (8-8, 3.43).

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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 (20-24) were once again shutout by the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-16), 2-0, last night in the second game of the weekend series at Dodger Stadium. Will Middlebrooks made his first professional start at shortstop for the Padres, for some reason.

Mike Bolsinger (3-0, 0.71) and Kenley Jansen combined to throw a one-hitter — a first inning leadoff single by Yangervis Solarte, who was then part of a double play ground into by Cory Spangenberg — and face the minimum 27 batters. Justin Upton was ejected for arguing about a strike call in the eighth inning.

Ian Kennedy (2-4, 6.11) pitched six innings, giving up both Dodgers’ runs on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Kennedy was pretty good, the offense just wasn’t there for him. Joc Pederson hit his twelfth home run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

This afternoon at 1:10pm PDT has James Shields (5-0, 3.74) taking the mound against Carlos Frias (3-1, 2.55) in the final game of the series.

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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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