Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub, stewing in your own juices. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (67-73) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (57-82) last night, 11-4, in the third of four games at Petco Park.

James Shields (11-6, 3.90) had a rough first inning but settled down to go six innings with four runs allowed on eight hits, four walks, and four strikeouts. In the first inning, Charlie Blackmon reached on an error and Jose Reyes walked. Carlos Gonzalez then singled to left field and Blackmon was thrown out at home. After Nolan Arenado popped out, Justin Morneau and DJ LeMahieu hit back-to-back singles to score Reyes and Gonzalez. In the fourth inning, Corey Dickerson walked and Dustin Garneau hit his first Major League home run. Bud Norris and Marcos Mateo each pitched a shutout inning of relief. Odrisamer Despaigne pitched the ninth inning and gave up two hits, but got Ben Paulsen to fly out to right field to end the game.

Chris Rusin (5-8, 5.14) pitched just three innings, giving up six runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the second inning, the Padres loaded the bases and Rusin walked Shields for a run. Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run home run in the third inning, scoring Yangervis Solarte and Kemp. And back-to-back doubles from Derek Norris and Melvin Upton Jr. made the score 6-2 after three innings. The Friars scored another three runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh inning.

This afternoon at 12:40pm PDT Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.21) takes on Jorge De La Rosa (9-6, 4.24) in the rescheduled game from July 19th that was rained out.

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Things are often fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Or Beerfest.  Or after watching High School football in San Diego County.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

Powered by 4 home runs – three in a disastrous sixth inning – San Diego (65-70) lost to Los Angeles (76-58), 8-4, in front of a smaller than expected crowd of 33,025.  The loss added another nail to San Diego’s playoff coffin, although Baseball Prospectus already puts their playoff odds at 0%Mike Bolsinger (6-3) survived five innings for the win.  Marcos Mateo (1-1) was the tough-luck loser.

This game was memorable for tying the Petco Park record for most home runs in a game, with eight (last time it happened – 4 Sept 2013, against San Francisco).  In fact, in a statistical anomaly, San Diego managed only 4 hits – but 3 left the ballpark.  Starter James Shields started the barrage when he grooved a 1-1 pitch to Carl Crawford.  Carl said ‘thankyouverymuch’ by depositing it 454′ away (by StatCast) in the right-center field seats.  Not to be out-done, following a leadoff walk to Yangervis Solarte and a called strike 2 which was questionable, Matt Kemp drove a ball 418′ to dead center, and the Padres led a 2-1 after one.

But last night was all about giving, mostly by the Padres pitching staff.  Shields left another pitch over the heart of the plate (albeit low) and gave up Scott Schebler‘s first career HR, a towering 443’ drive to right-center, tying the game at 2 in the second inning.  In the third, recently-promoted-to-SS Jedd Gyorko drove a Bolsinger pitch to deep left-center, where it appeared to hit off the top of the wall for a double.  Replay conclusively proved it had cleared the wall and been knocked back into the field of play by a fan; the umpires took a look and agreed.  Home Run Gyorko. 3-2 Padres.

San Diego would have only one other batter reach base until the eighth.

Meanwhile the Dodgers tied the game in the fifth.  A double by Jimmy Rollins, followed by 2 walks, loaded the bases with one out (Shields would walk 6 in his five innings).  Rookie Corey Seager then hit a slow roller to first.  Will Myers – making his first appareance since June 4 – tried to turn two and went to second.  But the ball was hit too slowly and only the one out recorded, allowing Rollins to score and tie the game.

Don Mattingly came out to argue Gyorko was nowhere near second base (he wasn’t) and that Chase Utley should be safe.  That call is not reviewable when the runner is bearing down on the bag; unlike, apparently, Thursday’s game when a Padre runner was called safe because Utley didn’t have his foot on second base.  Pat Murphy then came out to argue Utley’s attempted take-out slide at second was nowhere near the bag (IT WASN’T), and that Seager should be called out on interference.  That call is not reviewable either (yeah I got nuthin’).  At any rate we left the fifth tied at 3.

Then the wheels came off.  Shields left, having thrown 107 pitches to get through five.  Mateo came in, blew down Schebler and walked the Shell of Joc Pederson.  Donny Baseball sent Andre Ethier to the plate to hit for Bolsinger.  Murphy countered with Marc Rzepczynski.  Mattingly pulled Ethier in favor of Justin Ruggiano, who hit a 1-0 pitch into the vacant space beyond the center field wall. 5-3.  After Rollins singled and Crawford struck out, Adrian Gonzalez hit a 0-2 pitch 390′ to left-center for another HR.  Murphy threw his Scrabble tiles into the dugout and summoned Jon Edwards.  Utley greeted Edwards with a home run to right, closing out the scoring for LA.

The Padres showed a little life when super pinch-hitter Brett Wallace homered to center, and Solarte followed that with a single.  But Chris Hatcher enticed Gyorko to ground into a 6-4-3 DP and the Padres never threatened again.

Besides the 8 HR, San Diego pitchers never retired the Dodgers in order.  Maybe that will change tonight when Tyson Ross (10-9, 3.27) faces Alex Wood (9-9, 3.67).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (52-56) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (46-63) in the third of four games at Miller Park, 8-5, last night.

Ian Kennedy (6-10, 4.49) had trouble right at the start, giving up four runs in the first inning, but settled down and shut the Brewers down, allowing seven hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. In that first inning, Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run home run with no outs. After Ryan Braun flied out, Adam Lind singled, Khris Davis hit a ground-rule double, and Shane Peterson tripled to knock in the other two runs. Marcos Mateo relieved Kennedy to start the eighth inning, and proceeded to pour gasoline on Kennedy’s performance. Mateo gave up the other four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk in that inning.

Taylor Jungmann (6-3, 2.26) gave up two runs on six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings. In the first, a sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp scored Alexi Amarista. In the seventh inning, Yonder Alonso scored on a Will Venable single. In the ninth inning, the Padres had a mini-rally going after an RBI double by Venable scored Justin Upton and Brett Wallace homered to right field. But it wasn’t enough.

 

Today at 11:10am PDT, the Friars will try to leave Milwaukee with a split series. Odrisamer Despaigne (5-7, 4.75) gets the call against Matt Garza (5-12, 5.17).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (52-54) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (44-63), 13-5, last night in the first game of four at Miller Park.

The Padres teed off on Wily Peralta (2-5, 3.90), who surrendered six runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts in three and a third innings. And then they teed off on the Brewers’ bullpen, scoring seven runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte had two home runs and four RBI in four at-bats. Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with two RBI, including a solo home run. Alexi Amarista went 2-for-5 with three RBI. Even Tyson Ross got into the act with his RBI single in the second inning.

Ross (8-8, 3.37) gave up three runs (two earned) in six innings on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. In the first inning, a single by Adam Lind drove in Jonathan Lucroy and put Ryan Braun at third base. After striking out Khris Davis, a Ross throwing error to third allowed Braun to score. In the sixth inning, a run scored on a combination of singles by Shane Peterson and Jean Segura, a wild pitch, and a single by Hernan Perez that scored Peterson. Scooter Gennett connected off Marcos Mateo in the ninth inning for a solo home run.

Tonight at Miller Park, Andrew Cashner (4-10, 4.13) gets the start versus the Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson (8-9, 3.76) starting at 5:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (48-53) scored more runs than the New York Mets (52-49), 7-3, at Citi Field.

Tyson Ross (7-8, 3.38) gave up just one run on two hits and four walks with five strikeouts in five innings. Lucas Duda was the entire Mets’ offense, hitting three solo home runs; the first off Ross to lead off the second inning, the second off Kevin Quackenbush with two outs in the sixth innings, and the last off Marcos Mateo to lead off the ninth inning.

Bartolo Colon (9-10, 4.96) only lasted two and a third innings, surrendering six runs on ten hits and no walks with one strikeout. After surrendering two Padres’ runs in both the first and second innings, back-to-back home runs by Justin Upton and Yonder Alonso to start the third inning — followed by a single from Jedd Gyorko, a line out by Alexi Amarista, and a single by Austin Hedges — ended Colon’s night.

Today’s series finale at Citi Field pits Andrew Cashner (4-10, 3.93) against Jon Niese (5-9, 3.75) at 9:10am PDT for some Breakfasttown baseball.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub while playing hooky from work. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (44-51) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (51-44), 7-1, dropping the last two games after taking the first in the three game series at Petco Park.

James Shields (8-3, 3.77) was pulled after the fifth inning, having thrown 96 pitches, with a one-run lead. Shields didn’t allow a Giants run while striking out seven with three hits and three walks. Then, the Padres’ bullpen shat the bed.

Brandon Belt tied up the game at one in the sixth inning with a two-out solo home run off Marcos Mateo. The Giants scored three runs off Brandon Maurer in the seventh inning on two consecutive fly balls that Matt Kemp couldn’t get to. Dale Thayer surrendered a leadoff home run to Brandon Crawford to start the eighth, then gave up two runs on singles by Justin Maxwell and Matt Duffy.

Matt Cain (2-1, 4.09) gave up just the one Padres’ run in six innings, on a Jedd Gyorko solo home run to left field in the second inning. Cain struck out six with five hits and a walk.

The Miami Marlins (39-55) come to San Diego for four games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (6-7, 3.38) gets the start tonight against Tom Koehler (7-6, 3.38).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (39-47) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-34) at PNC Park last night, 3-2, after a one hour and 42 minute rain delay in the third inning.

Padres’ starter Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.56) didn’t return after the rain delay after pitching the first two innings with no runs, two hits, no walks, and a strikeout. Frank Garces pitched two innings of relief, giving up one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Marcos Mateo surrendered a run in one and two-thirds innings on two hits, a walk, and one strikeout. Shawn Kelley gave up one hit in one and a third innings with two strikeouts. And Joaquin Benoit got the loss, giving up one run on an RBI triple by Gregory Polanco in the eighth inning.

Francisco Liriano (5-6, 2.99) came back from the rain delay to give up two runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings. Matt Kemp doubled to drive in Derek Norris and Yonder Alonso in the third inning after play resumed.

The Padres try to avoid a sweep tonight as Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.06) faces Charlie Morton (6-2, 4.30) at 4:05pm PDT.

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