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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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 (58-74) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (53-81), 6-3, last night at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (7-8, 4.69) gave up two runs (one earned) in six innings on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts. In the first inning, Joe Panik scored on a bunt single by Matt Moore and an error by Cory Spangenberg and a Denard Span double drove in Nick Hundley. Panik also hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Moore (4-13, 5.49) allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two in five innings. Wil Myers scored on Spangenberg’s single in the second inning. Jabari Blash led off the fourth inning with a solo home run and Manuel Margot hit a three-run home run. A Carlos Asuaje single in the sixth inning drove in Spangenberg.

Travis Wood (3-4, 6.03) starts tonight’s series finale against Ty Blach (8-10, 4.68). First pitch is set for 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 (57-71) scored fewer runs than the Miami Marlins (64-63), 8-6, in the first of three games at Marlins Park last night.

Travis Wood (3-4, 6.03) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings. Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs — a two-run bomb in the first inning and a solo shot in the third inning. Stanton then added a bases-loaded double to score Mike Aviles and Adam Conley in the fourth inning. Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning.

Conley (6-5, 5.17) gave up five runs in five innings on six hits and no walks while striking out four. Carlos Asuaje hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Jose Pirela‘s single drove in Manuel Margot, Wil Myers‘ sacrifice fly scored Asuaje, and Jabari Blash hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-5, 4.84) starts tonight’s second game against former Padre Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 4.42) beginning 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 (57-70) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (64-63) in their three-game series finale at Busch Stadium last night, 4-3.

Luis Perdomo (6-8, 4.84) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings. Jedd Gyorko doubled in the fourth inning to drive in Dexter Fowler. Paul DeJong scored on a single by Yadier Molina in the sixth inning. Randal Grichuk hit a solo home run off Brad Hand to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning.

Carlos Martinez (10-9, 3.48) gave up two runs (one earned) in seven innings on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Manuel Margot scored when Cory Spangenberg reached on an error and Matt Szczur singled to drive in Carlos Asuaje in the sixth inning. Asuaje drove in Jabari Blash with a single in the top of the ninth inning and Margot scored on Jose Pirela‘s sacrifice fly.

The Padres take on the Miami Marlins (63-63) for three games at Marlins Park beginning tonight at 4:10pm PDT. Travis Wood (3-4, 5.81) starts tonight’s game against Adam Conley (6-5, 4.93).
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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 (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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