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 (56-70) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (64-62), 6-2, last night at Busch Stadium.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-9, 4.10) gave up five runs (four earned) on six hit and three walks while striking out three in four and two-thirds innings. Chacin also put four batters on base by hitting them with a pitch. Kolten Wong scored on a double by Tommy Pham and Dexter Fowler drove in Pham with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Jedd Gyorko hit a bases-loaded single to drive in Wong in the third inning. Chacin committed an error on a pickoff throw in the fourth inning and Greg Garcia scored. In the fifth inning, a Chacin wild pitch allowed Fowler to score. In the eighth inning, Gyorko singled to drive in Wong, but Pham was thrown out at home to end the inning.

Luke Weaver (2-1, 2.31) shut the Padres out over seven innings, striking out ten and allowing three hits and a walk. Matt Szczur scored on a Manuel Margot triple in the eighth inning. Cory Spangenberg hit a solo home run in the ninth inning.

Luis Perdomo (6-8, 4.93) starts tonight’s series finale against Carlos Martinez (10-9, 3.57). First pitch is set for 4:15pm 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 (7-10) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (8-8), 4-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Andrew Cashner (1-1, 4.29) had a great game, pitching six innings and allowing just one run on three hits & a walk with four strikeouts. The Cardinals’ lone run came on a two-out solo home run in the fourth inning by Randal Grichuk.

Adam Wainwright (0-3, 7.25) gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out two in six innings. Wil Myers put the Padres on the board with his one-out solo home run in the first inning. Myers drove in two more runs with a sacrifice fly in the third inning and an RBI double in seventh inning. Adam Rosales added a run with an RBI double in the fourth inning.

Tonight, Cesar Vargas makes his Major League debut after being called up from AA San Antonio. The Cardinals will have Michael Wacha (1-0, 2.76) take the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40pm PDT.

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

The Padres (39-43) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-28) yesterday, 2-1 at Busch Stadium. Jedd Gyorko had a solo home run in the seventh inning to tie the game at one, then knocked in Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning to give the Padres the lead.

Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.06) pitched six innings, the first three perfect, surrendering the one Cardinals run on three hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. Xavier Scruggs ground into a double play in the fifth inning with the bases loaded that allowed Jason Heyward to score from third base.

Michael Wacha (10-3, 2.66) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Gyorko’s home run led off the seventh inning and Wacha was pulled. In the ninth, Solarte hit a one out triple to right field before Gyorko’s RBI single off Trevor Rosenthal.

Craig Kimbrel faced the minimum number of batters in the bottom of the ninth, with a groundout, a single, and a double play, to record his 21st save.

This afternoon at 11:15am PDT, Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.94) takes the hill against Carlos Martinez (9-3, 2.80) in the third game of four at Busch Stadium.

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When your team starts the worst offense in the Majors, you start having all sorts of good ideas on how it could improve.  This may or may not be one of them.

The Padres should claim Jeff Keppinger.

Hopefully you didn’t just spit coffee on your screen.

The best part of going to a baseball game is the game, but coming in a close second are the conversations that happen at the ballpark. Especially the baseball ones.  While watching the Padres over the weekend I got into a discussion on what the Padres need to do to improve the current team, which wandered around and led to Keppinger.  Jeff Keppinger plays second base.  With apologies to Yonder Alonso, the biggest hole in our lineup plays second base.  But this isn’t a ‘sign Keppinger, DFA Jedd Gyorko‘ post, because that’s just stupid.  Keppinger is 34.  He is past his prime and not a long term answer for San Diego, while Gyorko is going to be here for a while. No, this move is designed to help Gyorko snap out of it.

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