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

The Padres (41-55) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-44), 6-5, last night at Busch Stadium.

Adam Wainwright (9-5, 4.15) pitched six innings, surrendering two runs on seven hits and no walks with eight strikeouts. Ryan Schimpf scored on Alexei Ramirez‘s single and Ramirez came around to score on Travis Jankowski‘s double. Jankowski was thrown out to end the inning trying to stretch his hit into a triple. Ramirez doubled in Schimpf again in the seventh inning and scored on a single by Alex Dickerson. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.79) gave up just one run on three hits and no walks in five and two-thirds innings while striking out eight. Greg Garcia hit a ground-rule double to lead off the sixth inning and advanced to third on a groundout by Jedd Gyorko, and scored on a single by Aledmys Diaz. Cashner then hit Matt Holliday in the face with a pitch and was pulled for Brad Hand. In the eighth inning, a single by Gyorko scored Jeremy Hazelbaker and Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run home run, all off Ryan Buchter. Carlos Villanueva loaded the bases in the ninth inning and a walk-off RBI single by Diaz won the game for the Cardinals.

The Padres travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the Nationals (57-39) at Nationals Park for three games starting tonight at 4:05pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (3-4, 7.36) gets the start against Tanner Roark (9-5, 2.82) in the first game.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (41-53) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (49-44), 4-2, in the second game of four at Busch Stadium. This game was the first of a day/night doubleheader necessitated by Tuesday night’s rainout.

Colin Rea (5-4, 5.01) gave up four runs in six innings on eight hits and three walks while striking out two. In the second inning, Matt Holliday hit a leadoff solo home run. Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run home run with Matt Adams on base in the fourth inning. And Yadier Molina hit a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning.

Carlos Martinez (9-6, 2.85) pitched seven inning, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. The Padres’ two runs came in the first inning on Ryan Schimpf‘s two-run home run. Travis Jankowski led off the game with a double.

This evening at 5:15pm PDT, Paul Clemens makes his Padres debut against Jaime Garcia (6-6, 4.11) at Busch Stadium.

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

The Padres (41-52) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (48-44), 10-2, last night in the first of four games at Busch Stadium.

Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55) gave up four runs (three earned) in five and a third innings on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts. Aledmys Diaz scored in the fifth inning on a Matt Holliday single. In the sixth inning, Matt Adams’ double scored Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia, Adams scored on a Diaz triple, and Stephen Piscotty hit a single to bring in Diaz. In the seventh inning, Randal Grichuk hit a two-run home run with Yadier Molina on first base and Gyorko followed him with a solo home run. Piscotty hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Mike Leake (7-7, 4.00) pitched six innings, surrendering one run on six hits and no walks while striking out eleven. Wil Myers got the Golden Sombrero, striking out four times in four at-bats. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Ryan Schimpf scored the other Padres’ run on an Alexi Amarista pinch-hit groundout in the seventh inning.

The second game at Busch Stadium is tonight at 5:15pm PDT. Colin Rea (5-3, 4.95) takes the mound against Carlos Martinez (8-6, 2.85).

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by Dennis Lawson

As the news ticker scrolled along the bottomHmrp8cC - Imgur of the living room television screen, the name “Gwynn” caught my eye. The date was June 16th, 2014, and Tony Gwynn had just passed after a prolonged fight with salivary gland cancer. My immediate reaction was a rather lengthy string of profanities uttered with cancer the obvious target of my invectives. I wasn’t so much mourning for myself as I was feeling a strong sense of empathy for baseball fans in the foreign land of San Diego. While baseball as a whole lost something that day, Padres fans lost Mr. Padre, and they were cheated out of what could have been 20, or 25, or maybe even 30 more years of embracing their sports icon. Both Gwynn and the fans were robbed.

They had lost their Stan Musial.

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