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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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 (64-78) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (82-59), 10-6, in the first of three games at Chase Field.

Jordan Lyles (1-2, 6.75) gave up four runs in five innings on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Rey Fuentes hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Ketel Marte scored on Jake Lamb‘s double, J.D. Martinez hit a two-run home run, and Daniel Descalso scored on a double by Brandon Drury in the sixth inning.

Patrick Corbin (13-12, 4.16) allowed eight runs on eleven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four and a third innings.

Jhoulys Chacin (12-10, 3.96) starts tonight’s second game against Zack Godley (7-7, 3.21) beginning at 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 (63-78) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (72-68), 3-0, in their four-game series finale last night at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (7-13, 4.78) shut the Cardinals out over six innings on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Craig Stammen, Kirby Yates, and Brad Hand each pitched one of the final three innings in relief.

Lance Lynn (10-7, 2.94) gave up one run on six hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings. Manuel Margot scored on Jose Pirela‘s infield single in the first inning. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

The Padres head to Chase Field for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (82-58). Jordan Lyles (0-2, 6.71) gets the start tonight against Patrick Corbin (13-11, 3.83) beginning at 6:40pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (62-76) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (70-67) yesterday afternoon, 2-0, in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (7-9, 4.62) gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings. Yadier Molina‘s bases-loaded single in the fourth inning drove in Tommy Pham and Paul DeJong.

Carlos Martinez (11-10, 3.34) shut the Padres out in a complete game on three hit and three walks while striking out ten. Manuel Margot had one hit and Wil Myers the other two. Cory Spangenberg and Jabari Blash each struck out twice.

Travis Wood (3-4, 5.47) starts tonight against Michael Wacha (10-7, 4.20) beginning at 7:10pm 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 (62-75) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-44) yesterday afternoon, 6-4, in the finale of four games at Petco Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (12-10, 3.96) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out eight in seven innings. Chris Taylor led off the fourth inning with a solo home run and Curtis Granderson scored on a Justin Turner ground-rule double. Cody Bellinger scored on a Yasmani Grandal sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Bellinger hit a solo home run in the ninth inning off Brad Hand.

Alex Wood (14-2, 2.57) gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings with seven strikeouts. In the first inning, Jose Pirela scored on a wild pitch to Yangervis Solarte as Wil Myers stole second base. Erick Aybar hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Pirela hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Myers singled to drive in Manuel Margot and Carlos Asuaje.

The St Louis Cardinals (69-67) come to Petco Park for four games beginning today at 1:40pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (7-8, 4.69) gets the start this afternoon against Carlos Martinez (10-10, 3.52).

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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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This is the seventh Friday mailbag in a row; thanks for all the great questions.

Manuel Margot‘s had a really solid rookie campaign, although certain aspects of his game have left something to be desired. On offense, the one thing that’s surprised me is his strikeout rate. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I figured he’d jump into the majors and make a lot of contact right away. So far he’s whiffing 19.2 percent of the time, which is a tick or two better than league average but maybe a bit higher than anticipated for someone who only struck out 11.5 percent of the time in his minor-league career and earned top prospect status largely for his hit tool.

Here’s the encouraging news on that front:

Month Strikeout %
April 27.6
May 19.0
June 27.8 (18 PAs)
July 23.1
August 14.6

Margot’s strikeout rate has been trending down this season, with August by far being his best month. Even more encouragingly, he’s been able to show both power and contact ability at the same time, swatting five homers and 10 extra-base hits this month. That’s a small sample, of course, but he’s hitting .281/.318/.494 in the second-half. He’s a rookie, so there’s not much to go on; steady improvement is all we can ask.

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