Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, especially when you get invited to watch the game in the Fox Sports San Diego suite with free .394 Pale Ale and Sculpin. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (8-10) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (8-8), 5-3, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Trevor Cahill (1-2, 3.44) gave up one run on three hits and a walk in seven innings, while striking out six. Marcell Ozuna hit a solo home run in the second inning. Giancarlo Stanton‘s two-run home run in the ninth inning accounted for the Marlins’ other two runs.

Adam Conley (1-1, 3.00) pitched six innings, surrendering a run on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Manuel Margot tripled to leadoff the game and scored on Erick Aybar‘s sacrifice fly. The Padres loaded the bases in the seventh inning on three straight singles by Luis Sardinas, Margot, and Aybar. Wil Myers hit into a double play, but Sardinas scored. David Phelps intentionally walked Yangervis Solarte and Austin Hedges hit a three-run home run off the facade of the third deck of the Western Metal Building.

Tonight Jered Weaver (0-1, 4.24) gets the start versus Dan Straily (1-1, 4.61) with first pitch scheduled for 5:40pm 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 (5-9) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (6-6), getting swept in four games with a walkoff loss yesterday at SunTrust Park.

Jered Weaver (0-1, 4.24) pitched six innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks with three strikeouts. Brandon Phillips scored on Kurt Suzuki‘s ground out in the second inning, after singling, taking second base on Luis Sardiñas error, and moving to third base on a sacrifice fly. Freddie Freeman two home runs: a two-run shot in the third inning and a solo in the eighth inning. The Braves won when Brandon Maurer loaded the bases in the ninth inning and Dansby Swanson hit a single to left field that Allen Cordoba couldn’t catch.

Jaime Garcia (0-1, 4.67) surrendered two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four in six and a third innings. Manuel Margot, Wil Myers, and Yangervis Solarte began the game with three straight singles, driving in Margot for the first run. Cordoba hit a pinch-hit solo home run to lead off the seventh inning before playing left field. And Austin Hedges hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

The Friars head home to Petco Park to begin three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (9-5) tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Jarred Cosart (0-0, 3.86) gets the first start of the series against Shelby Miller (1-1, 5.06).

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I didn’t get a chance to catch any of yesterday’s game in real time, so last night I queued up MLB.tv’s condensed game feature instead. Here are some random observations from 16 minutes and 25 seconds of footage.

The first inning

The opening action of the condensed game is Bartolo Colon striking out Travis Jankowski on an 0-2 fastball, which leads us to two points . . .

. . . Holy cow, Bartolo Colon is almost 44 years old. The funny thing is, Colon isn’t just a novelty act. He’s led the league in walk rate for two years running, he strikes out six guys per nine, and he’s posted an ERA+ of 105 since he turned 40. Colon, in his forties, is the very definition of a league-average innings eater (no, he does not actually eat the innings).

He also does it almost exclusively with the fastball. According to Brooks Baseball, 72 of his 85 pitches yesterday were either two- or four-seam fastballs, with 10 sliders and three changeups mixed in for good measure. That’s Colon’s MO, as he throws some version of the heater 80-plus percent of the time.

This pitch to Jankowski is like the perfect two-strike fastball, off the plate outside but enticing enough to induce a halfhearted hack. It’s a purpose pitch, with the purpose of getting someone out.

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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 (5-6) scored fewer runs than the Atlanta Braves (3-6), 5-2, in the first ever game at SunTrust Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 7.80) gave up four runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out three in five innings pitched. Nick Markakis hit a two-run double in the first inning. Julio Teheran helped his own cause with an RBI single in the fourth inning. And Ender Inciarte hit a two-run home run off Craig Stammen in the sixth inning.

Teheran (1-0, 0.95) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and four walk with five strikeouts. Chacin and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back RBI singles in the second inning, driving in Erick Aybar and Austin Hedges, respectively.

Tonight, Clayton Richard (1-1, 2.57) takes the mound against R.A. Dickey (0-1, 4.76) starting at 4:10pm PDT at SunTrust Park. The game will be broadcast on FS1 and not Fox Sports San Diego.

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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 (5-5) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (6-4) yesterday, 6-0, at Coors Field.

Zach Lee (1-0, 0.00) started in place of Luis Perdomo (0-0, 8.44), who was placed on the disabled list with shoulder issues. Lee shutout the Rockies over five and one-third innings on two hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Jose Torres, Ryan Buchter, Jake Esch, and Brandon Maurer combined over the final three and two-thirds innings to finish the shutout on one hit (Buchter) and two walks (Esch) with four more strikeouts.

Kyle Freeland (1-1, 5.91) gave up all six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two. Wil Myers drove in Manuel Margot with a double in the first inning, then scored on Yangervis Solarte‘s single, and Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run. In the fifth inning, Hunter Renfroe singled to score Myers and Schimpf drove in Solarte with a sacrifice fly.

The Padres travel to Atlanta for the opening of SunTrust Park to take on the Atlanta Braves (1-6) for four games starting tomorrow at 4:35pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (1-1, 8.10) takes the mound tomorrow with Julio Teheran (0-0, 0.00) starting for the Braves.

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I’ll admit it, a lot of the time I spend thinking about sports is dedicated to absolutely silly stuff.

Where does Tim Tebow‘s throwing arm rank among all United States citizens? (I think it’s in the millions.) What position would Gonzaga basketball player Przemek Karnowski play if his school had football? (Right tackle.) Who would be better at the other player’s sport, Mookie Betts or Steph Curry? (Betts.)

Today’s silly topic: If you had to start a franchise (or a fantasy team), are you taking Manuel Margot or Byron Buxton?

This would have been pretty clear cut a year or two ago, but it’s closer now. Let’s run through some different categories.

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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 (4-5) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (6-3) by a score of 3-2 last night at Coors Field.

Jered Weaver (0-1, 4.91) pitched six innings, giving up two runs on three hits and no walks with five strikeouts. All three Rockies’ runs came from solo home runs. Carlos Gonzalez hit one in the fourth inning, Charlie Blackmon hit one in the sixth inning, and Nolan Arenado hit one to lead off the seventh inning.

Antonio Senzatela (1-0, 1.50) gave up both Padres’ runs on five hits and a walk in seven innings while striking out five. Manuel Margot led off the game with a solo home run and scored the second run in sixth inning on a Wil Myers sacrifice fly.

Luis Perdomo (0-0, 8.44) was put on the disabled list last night, so the Padres’ starter is to be determined against the Rockies’ Kyle Freeland (1-0, 1.50), starting 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 (4-4) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (5-3) at Coors Field, 5-3, as Wil Myers hit for the second cycle in Padres history.

Jarred Cosart (0-0, 3.86) threw 70 pitches in four innings as he started the game in place of Trevor Cahill, who was placed on the disabled list Sunday evening. Cosart gave up five hits and a walk while striking out two and not allowing a run. DJ LeMahieu hit a solo home run off of Jose Torres in the sixth inning. And Mark Reynolds hit a two-run home run with Gerardo Parra on base off of Brandon Maurer in the ninth inning.

Tyler Chatwood (0-2, 6.35) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in five and a third innings. Myers hit a single in first inning, an RBI double to drive in Manuel Margot in the second inning, a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning, and tripled to complete the cycle in the eighth inning, scoring on a Yangervis Solarte sacrifice fly. Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run home run in the sixth with Ryan Schimpf on base.

Tonight, Jered Weaver (0-1, 7.20) gets the start against Antonio Senzatela (0-0, 0.00) at Coors Field starting at 5:40pm PDT.

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In the first inning of Saturday night’s game, Madison Bumgarner started Manuel Margot with two inside fastballs, both of them good pitcher’s pitches, just off the plate. In a perfect world, for Bumgarner, they either clip the inside corner or induce weak contact. Margot, like a sage veteran, held off on both of them. Here’s their location, via Brooks Baseball:

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That’s a Joey Votto-like eye. Okay, we won’t get carried away. But there wasn’t a whole lot Margot could have done with either pitch, so it was smart to lay off, to at least wait for something more juicy. Now, up 2-0, he gets his pitch. It’s another four-seam fastball—the third straight one he’d encountered—out over the plate and about belt high. It’s not the meatiest 2-0 meatball, but given the situation, ahead in the count and expecting more heat, it’s a good pitch for Margot to jump on. He makes solid contact and sends a hard ground ball past Brandon Crawford at short.

What turns a relatively harmless single into a more damaging lead-off double is Margot’s hustle. Sure, he’s got speed to spare, but this is the very definition of a hustle double. Check out how far center fielder Denard Span is from the ball when we first get eyes on him:

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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 (3-3) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (1-5) yesterday at Petco Park, 2-1.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-1, 8.10) shutout the Giants over six and two-thirds innings on three hits and a walk while striking out five. The Giants’ lone run came in the ninth inning when Buster Posey reached on a single, took second base on defensive indifference, and scored on a Brandon Crawford single off Ryan Buchter.

Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 3.00) pitched eight innings, giving up both Padres’ runs on six hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe drove in the first run in the first inning with a double to score Manuel Margot. Margot drove in the second run in the second inning with a double to score Allen Cordoba, who reached base with his first Major League hit.

This afternoon the Padres and Clayton Richard (1-0, 0.00) go for the sweep against the Giants and Johnny Cueto (1-0, 7.20) in the series finale starting at 1:40pm PDT at Petco Park.

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