Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, trying to wipe the memory from your mind of True Detective losing out on all of those Emmy Awards to Breaking Bad.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (60-70) were blasted 10-1 by the Milwaukee Brewers (73-58) last night.  Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63) was the Stults we all remember from before August, surrendering four runs in five innings on nine hits and three walks.  He also gave up two solo home runs to Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez in the third and fifth innings, respectively.

Blaine Boyer relieved Stults and proceeded to pour gasoline on the fire with another four runs in his one and two-thirds innings.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, Alex Torres surrendered the last two Brewers’ runs in his two innings of work.

Kyle Lohse (12-7, 3.42) gave up just the one Padres’ run on an Alexi Amarista RBI triple in the second, scoring Cameron Maybin.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT has the Friars sending Tyson Ross (11-12, 2.68) to the mound versus Jimmy Nelson (2-4, 4.15).  It’s Taco Tuesday brought to you by Cholula Hot Sauce.  So make sure you fill up on Kotsay Tacos and drown them in Cholula, because Tapatio will NOT be available.  At all.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially when an American football schedule with which we were already vaguely familiar is released into the wild and becomes a distraction. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

Your San Diego Padres (10-12) were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers (16-6) by a score of 5-2. Kyle Lohse was the winner for Milwaukee, moving to 4-1. He pitched 7 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits, while striking out 5 and walking zero. Tyson Ross (2-3) was the loser, surrendering 5 runs (all earned) on 9 hits, walking 2 and striking out 3 over 6 IP.

Everth Cabrera started things with a leadoff double, moved to third on a Chris Denorfia ground out, and scored on a Seth Smith single. While a promising start, the Padres wouldn’t score again until the 7th inning. There, Nick Hundley singled home Jedd Gyorko, who reached base on a fielder’s choice and advanced to third on an error. Padres Baseball. That would be it for the Friars on this eve.

On the other hand, Tyson Ross struggled with location and the Brewers took advantage. A 3-run home run to Jean Segura in the 3rd inning, preceded by a 1st inning Ryan Braun RBI double, was more than enough. However, they were followed by a Khris Davis solo home run in the 4th.

Tomorrow, the Padres travel to Washington DC to take on Matt Williams and his 12-10 Nationals. Eric Stults matches up against Jordan Zimmerman. First pitch happens on or around 4:10 PDT. Be there!

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In case you weren’t paying attention…

It’s Opening Day. Why are you reading this drivel?

Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive.

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Sunday came the news that the Padres had released 36 year-old veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia.

Some (meaning me) were not surprised in the least by this news. When the Padres first announced they had signed Garcia to a minor league contract (with an invitation to major league spring training), I first had to double check that they hadn’t signed Jaime Garcia. Now THAT would have surprised me!

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I wanted to ‘close the loop,’ as it were, about Kyle Lohse (and yes this will turn into a post about the Padres).  Yesterday Lohse signed a three-year deal to become a Milwaukee Brewer.  According to Cot’s, he’s making $11M a year with a possible $350K bonus if he throws 190 innings.  Last year was the first since 2008 he met that threshold.

My first reaction to this was derision.  Ken Rosenthal reported back on March 4 that Lohse’s agent, Scott Boras, was holding out for a ‘high’ AAV.  Turns out his yearly salary on this contract is less than what the St Louis Cardinals paid him the last two years, and $2M less than that team submitted as a qualifying offer last fall, even with the performance bonuses thrown in.  That’s some SLICK negotiating for the services of a player Boras called “The best pitcher in the NL Central the last two years.”

Derision turned into frustration.  Lohse’s final numbers meant he ended up cheaper than Dan Haren, who’s $13.2M price tag was widely reported as too rich for the Padres blood.  And, Lohse signed for 3 years, which was also widely reported as the max deal San Diego was willing to offer for a free-agent pitcher.  We couldn’t get in on this action?

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In case you weren’t paying attention…

I don’t know how to put this, but we’re kind of a big deal. We are very important. We have many leather-bound books and our mothers’ basements smell of rich mahogany.

Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive.

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