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 (70-90) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (63-97), 8-0, last night at AT&T Park in the first of three games to wrap up the 2017 season.

Jordan Lyles (1-5, 7.75) did not have a good night (#analysis), allowing seven runs on ten hits and a walk with five strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings. Joe Panik scored on Buster Posey‘s double, Posey scored on a single by Brandon Crawford, and Crawford scored on Pablo Sandoval‘s double in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Panik doubled in Hunter Pence, Posey’s ground-rule double drove in Panik, and Crawford singled to drive in Denard Span & Posey. Pence came home in the sixth inning on Posey’s double.

Chris Stratton (4-4, 3.68) had a slightly better night (#analysis), giving up zero runs over six and two-thirds innings on seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

Jhoulys Chacin (13-10, 3.98) starts this afternoon against Matt Cain (3-11, 5.66) with first pitch set for 1:05pm PDT.

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This October will have special meaning—it will mark 10 full years of The Sacrifice Bunt. To help celebrate the occasion, Dustin and I are teaming up with co-founder Ray to try something new: a Padres franchise draft.

What is the draft? We’re imagining what would happen if we each created our own new team from players only in the Padres organization. As is usually the case when talking about players, their contract matters for both length and dollar amount. So if you draft Wil Myers you have to pay him the ~$66 million owed over the next five years. It’s basically our best guess at everyone’s relative trade value, except we disguised it as a draft instead of just a straight ranking.

Here’s how our draft shook out, followed by comments from each manager:

Dustin: Fernando Tatis Jr

What a shocker, huh? Tatis probably has the best shot of becoming a true superstar of anyone in the organization, and every small-market team wants a homegrown superstar to build around. Maybe he doesn’t stick at short forever and maybe he chases a few too many breaking balls, but there’s a lot to work with here. With a good first half in 2018, Tatis should be a consensus top five prospect in all of baseball. And he’s all mine.

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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 (70-86) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (84-72) yesterday, 8-4, in their four-game series finale and final home game at Petco Park for 2017.

Luis Perdomo (8-11, 4.65) gave up four runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings. Charlie Blackmon scored on Mark Reynolds‘ single in the first inning. In the third inning, a single by Gerardo Parra drove in Blackmon and Ian Desmond‘s single drove in DJ LeMahieu. Pat Valaika doubled in the sixth inning to drive in Trevor Story. Valaika and Blackmon hit back-to-back solo home runs and a Reynolds double drove in Ryan McMahon in the ninth inning.

German Marquez (11-7, 4.38) allowed two runs over five innings on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte hit back-to-back solo home runs in the first inning. Christian Villanueva hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

The Padres start a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (99-57) at Dodger Stadium tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Travis Wood (4-6, 6.55) gets the start tonight against Yu Darvish (9-12, 3.96).
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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 (70-85) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (83-72), 5-0, last night at Petco Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (13-10, 3.98) gave up one hit and three walks while shutting the Rockies out over six innings with six strikeouts. Craig Stammen, Buddy Baumann, Kirby Yates, and Brad Hand combined to keep the Rockies from crossing the plate over the final three innings.

Chad Bettis (1-4, 5.72) allowed one run on seven hits and two walks in four and two-thirds innings with three strikeouts. Wil Myers scored on a Yangervis Solarte single in the fifth inning. Christian Villanueva‘s pinch-hit infield single brought Cory Spangenberg home in the sixth inning. With the bases loaded in the eighth inning, Erick Aybar ground out but Spangenberg and Austin Hedges scored on Ian Desmond‘s throwing error to home and Travis Jankowski scored on Manuel Margot‘s sacrifice fly.

Luis Perdomo (8-10, 4.57) starts this afternoon’s series and 2017 Petco Park finale against German Marquez (10-7, 4.41) with first pitch set for 1:40pm.
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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 (69-84) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (82-71), 3-0, last night in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (8-14, 4.63) shut the Rockies out over seven and a third innings on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight. Kirby Yates finished the eighth inning and Brad Hand struck out the side in the ninth inning for his twentieth save.

Tyler Anderson (5-6, 5.24) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. Christian Villanueva hit a solo home run — his second in as many days — in the fifth inning. Manuel Margot scored on a Hunter Renfroe sacrifice fly and Villanueva’s single drove in Wil Myers in the sixth inning.

Jordan Lyles (1-3, 7.35) starts tonight’s game against Jon Gray (8-4, 3.75) 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 (68-83) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (87-65) last night at Petco Park, 6-2.

Travis Wood (4-6, 6.55) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in six innings with three strikeouts. A.J. Pollock hit two solo home runs, one the lead off the game in the first inning and the second in the sixth inning.

Zack Godley (8-8, 3.20) gave up five runs over five innings on eight hits and three walks while striking out six. Manuel Margot scored on Wil Myers‘ single and Yangervis Solarte drove in Carlos Asuaje with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Myers scored on a Solarte single and Solarte later scored with Cory Spangenberg on Wood’s third inning single. Asuaje singled in Margot in the sixth inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.15) starts tonight’s series finale against Robbie Ray (14-5, 2.74) beginning at 6:10pm 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 (67-83) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (87-64), 4-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Luis Perdomo (8-10, 4.57) gave up two runs on four hits and six walks while striking out two in five and a third innings. Chris Herrmann scored on David Peralta‘s single and a single by J.D. Martinez drove in Ketel Marte in the third inning.

Patrick Corbin (14-13, 4.14) allowed four runs in five innings on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run home run in the first inning. Austin Hedges hit a solo home run in the second inning.

Travis Wood (3-6, 6.80) takes the mound tonight against Zack Godley (8-7, 3.00) with first pitch set 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 (65-83) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (82-67) last night at Coors Field, 16-0.

Jordan Lyles (1-3, 7.35) allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks with one strikeout in four innings.

I’m not even going to bother. Click on the box score below if you want the details.

Tyler Anderson (5-5, 5.28) shutout the Padres over six innings, allowing two hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

Jhoulys Chacin (12-10, 4.06) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Jon Gray (8-4, 3.95) beginning at 12:10pm 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 (65-82) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (81-67), 6-1, in the first game of three last night at Coors Field.

Clayton Richard (7-14, 4.82) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in six innings. Tyler Chatwood hit a bases-loaded single to drive in Carlos Gonzalez & Mark Reynolds and Chatwood & Jonathan Lucroy scored on a DJ LeMahieu single in the second inning. Nolan Arenado hit a solo home run to lead off the eighth and Trevor Story tripled & came into score on a sacrifice fly by Ian Desmond.

Chatwood (8-12, 4.57) gave up one run over five and two-thirds innings on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

In tonight’s second game, Jordan Lyles (1-2, 6.75) gets the start versus Tyler Anderson (4-5, 5.75) with first pitch set for 5:10pm 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 (65-78) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (82-60), 8-7, after coming back from a five-run deficit in the ninth inning last night at Chase Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (12-10, 4.06) allowed four runs in five innings on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. David Peralta drove in Daniel Descalso and Ketel Marte with a single, Peralta scored on Paul Goldschmidt‘s single, and J.D. Martinez drove in Chris Iannetta with a single in the fifth inning. Descalso led off the sixth inning with a solo home run and Iannetta drove in Marte with a single. Peralta’s single in the eighth inning drove in Descalso.

Zack Godley (7-7, 3.18) gave up two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out nine in seven innings. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Myers hit another two-run home run in the ninth inning, Austin Hedges doubled to drive in Jabari Blash, Erick Aybar drove in Hedges with a single, and Carlos Asuaje‘s single along with a two-base error on Peralta drove in Aybar and Manuel Margot.

Luis Perdomo (7-9, 4.62) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Robbie Ray (12-5, 2.80) with first pitch set for 1:10pm PDT.
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