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 (70-89) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (102-57) in their three-game series finale at Dodger Stadium, 10-0, last night.

Clayton Richard (8-15, 4.79) gave up eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over five-plus innings. I’m not going to even bother typing anything, just look at these for the details:

Rich Hill (12-8, 3.32) shutout the Padres over seven innings on two hits and two walks while striking out ten.

The Padres finish up the 2017 season with a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants (62-97) at AT&T Park. Jordan Lyles (1-4, 7.23) starts the first game tomorrow night against Chris Stratton (3-4, 4.15) beginning at 7:15pm PDT.

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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 (70-87) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (100-57), 9-3, in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium last night.

Travis Wood (4-7, 6.80) allowed six runs on five hits and four walks in four and two-thirds innings while striking out two. Logan Forsythe hit a bases-loaded double in the first inning that scored Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, and Enrique Hernandez. Rob Segedin scored on a sacrifice fly by Taylor in the second inning. In the third inning, Forsythe hit a solo home run. Austin Barnes hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Segedin singled in Yasmani Grandal in the eighth inning.

Yu Darvish (10-12, 3.86) gave up one run in seven innings on two hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. Cory Spangenberg scored on a Hunter Renfroe double in the fifth inning. Carlos Asuaje‘s single drove in Austin Hedges and Allen Cordoba ground into a fielder’s choice that scored Matt Szczur in the eighth inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.45) starts tonight’s second game against Alex Wood (15-3, 2.71) beginning at 7:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an entire day at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres swept a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday.

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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 (51-64) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (81-34) last night, 4-3, in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.14) allowed three runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out five in six innings. In the first inning, Justin Turner scored on a Cody Bellinger single but Bellinger was thrown out trying to take second base. Bellinger had another RBI single in the third inning to drive in Chris Taylor. Bellinger scored in the fifth inning on a double by Austin Barnes.

Rich Hill (8-4, 3.44) gave up two runs in six innings on five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. Manuel Margot hit a solo home run and Carlos Asuaje scored on Cory Spangenberg‘s single in the third inning. Margot hit another solo home run in seventh inning. Jose Pirela led off the eighth inning with a home run.

Hill was grazed in the neck by a pitch while attempting a bunt in the fourth inning, but stayed in the game.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.15) gets the start in tonight’s second game of the series against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-6, 3.53) with first pitch set for 6:10pm 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 (34-48) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-29) in their series finale at Petco Park, 5-3, yesterday.

Jhoulys Chacin (7-7, 4.52) shutout the Dodgers over five innings on four hits and three walks while striking out six. In the sixth inning, Corey Seager‘s double drove in Yasiel Puig and Logan Forsythe. Yasmani Grandal hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.

Kenta Maeda (6-4, 4.56) allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout over just three and two-thirds innings. Manuel Margot hit a solo home run in the first inning. The Padres loaded the bases in the second inning and Chacin ground into a double play but Erick Aybar scored, Carlos Asuaje scored on Jose Pirela‘s double, and Margot’s double brought Pirela in. In the fourth inning, Pirela singled to drive in Luis Torrens. Hunter Renfroe had his first 4-for-4 game with three singles and a double.

The Padres are off to travel to Progressive Field to take on the Cleveland Indians (44-37) for three games. Trevor Cahill (3-2, 3.27) returns from the disabled list and gets the start against Corey Kluber (7-2, 3.02) starting tomorrow at 4:10pm PDT.
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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 (33-48) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-28), 8-0, last night at Petco Park.

Dillon Overton‘s Padres debut was a forgettable one. Overton (0-1, 6.65) lasted four and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three. Logan Forsythe‘s first inning single to drive in Chris Taylor was all the Dodgers needed, but they didn’t stop there. Starting pitcher Rich Hill drove in Forsythe with a single in the fourth inning. Corey Seager and Justin Turner hit back-to-back solo home runs to lead off the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, Taylor hit a grand slam, the second in two nights for the Dodgers.

Hill (5-4, 4.00) shutout the Padres over seven innings, giving up four hits and a walk with eleven strikeouts. Manuel Margot was 2-for-3 with a walk. Austin Hedges and Erick Aybar each had one of the other two hits for the Padres.

Jhoulys Chacin (6-7, 4.76) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Kenta Maeda (6-3, 4.15) beginning at 1:40pm PDT.
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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 (33-47) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (54-28) last night, 10-4, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (5-8, 4.85) pitched four and a third innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out three. Austin Barnes hit a grand slam home run in the first inning. Justin Turner hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the fifth inning and Chris Taylor walked to bring Logan Forsythe home. Barnes hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning.

Dodgers’ starter Alex Wood took offense to what he thought was Jose Pirela attempting to steal signs in the first inning and the umpires warned both dugouts. When Andy Green and Dave Roberts came out to talk to the umpires about their warning, Green and Roberts started arguing with each other. As Green started to walk away, Roberts charged him. Both benches cleared and Green and Roberts were both ejected.

Wood (9-0, 1.83) gave up one run on two hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in six innings. Manuel Margot scored on Cory Spangenberg‘s ground out in the fourth inning. In the seventh inning, Allen Cordoba‘s sacrifice fly drove in Matt Szczur. Hector Sanchez hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the ninth inning.

Tonight Dillon Overton (0-0, 6.38) makes his Padres debut against Rich Hill (4-4, 4.60) with first pitch scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.
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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 (1-2) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (2-1) last night at Dodger Stadium, 3-1.

Trevor Cahill (0-1, 3.18) pitched five and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. In the first inning, Adrian Gonzalez‘s ground-rule double scored Corey Seager and Logan Forsythe reached on a fielding error by Wil Myers, allowing Gonzalez to cross the plate. Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Rich Hill (1-0, 1.80) surrendered one run on two hits and three walks in five innings, striking out five. The lone run came on Hunter Renfroe‘s first home run of the season, a solo shot in the fourth inning.

This afternoon’s series finale at Dodger Stadium has Jered Weaver (0-0) making his Padres debut against Brandon McCarthy (0-0). First pitch is set for 12:10pm 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 (50-68) scored fewer runs than the Tampa Bay Rays (48-69), 8-2, last night in the first of three games at Tropicana Field.

Luis Perdomo (5-7, 6.68) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in five and two-thirds innings while striking out five. Logan Morrison was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the first inning, scoring Kevin Kiermaier. In the second inning, former Padre Logan Forsythe hit a two-run home run. A double by Morrison in the eighth inning drove in Matt Duffy, Forsythe’s sacrifice fly scored Morrison, and Kiermaier hit a three-run home run.

Drew Smyly (5-11, 4.85) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on one hit and two walks with four strikeouts. Alexei Ramirez hit a solo home run in the first inning. A solo home run by Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning capped off the Padres night.

Tonight at 4:10pm PDT, the Padres will send Edwin Jackson (3-2, 4.19) to the hill against Blake Snell (3-5, 3.18).

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Picture a typical Swiss Army Knife. Small enough to fit into even your smallest pocket, this red multi-tool will generally feature a sharp blade, as well as some combination of other survival tools, ranging in necessity, including screwdrivers, tweezers, toothpicks, corkscrews, can and bottle openers, scissors, and perhaps even a small saw. Now picture exactly how useful each of those individual tools is. Have you ever actually tried opening a wine bottle with that tiny corkscrew? Have you ever been able to successfully remove a splinter with those tiny tweezers, or even tried to shape that uni-brow of yours?

A couple of the tools in your typical Swiss Army Knife work pretty well, but for the most part you’d much rather have a tool with less uses and more usefulness. This is how I feel about super utility players in baseball, and in particular, the one currently set to continue occupying a spot on the Padres 25 man roster going into the 2014 season, Alexi Amarista. With his main competition, Logan Forsythe, traded to the Rays, Amarista once again has the leg up on the competition in earning a bench spot with the major league club. Read More…